May 25, 2023
How Do Materials Recovery Facilities Work?

How can MRFs help plastic recovery rates Recently, more states and cities have been looking to increase recycled content in plastic products to lessen the need for virgin material. To do this, though, there needs to be enough material to fulfill this increased demand. Recovery rates of plastic are very low, only about 28% [1] […]

May 11, 2023
New Recycling Legislation

Updates on New Federal and State Regulations Recycling has been an issue in the US for a long time which is reflected in the low recycling rates. Due to this, state and federal governments have been working on legislation to try and boost recycling rates. Along with boosting recycling rates, state governments have also been […]

Apr 27, 2023
Can We Meet RPET Demands?

Why has recycled content become more important, and what are we doing to meet those goals? By: Catherine Haub Flimsy plastic packaging seems to be a thing of the past due to its low recyclability, and many are switching to other options such as PET that are just as effective as flexible materials but are […]

Apr 13, 2023
Scope 1, 2, and 3 Emissions

Looking into ways to reduce emissions. By Catherine Haub With sustainability at the forefront of many consumers’ minds, businesses are working towards changing their operations to reduce their negative impact on the planet, and a way of doing so is by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. There are several ways to do this, such as taking […]

Mar 31, 2023
Placon Awarded Grant to Invest in New Sorting Equipment for Increased PET Recycling

MADISON, WI (April 2023) Placon, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom and stock plastic packaging, has been awarded a grant to catalyze their investment in new front-end sorting equipment. This new equipment will enable Placon to capture around 10% more polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from incoming Material Recovery Facility (MRF) bales, allowing their Madison, WI […]

Mar 30, 2023
The Boom of Pre-Packaged Salad Kits

What caused these kits to grow, and how to make them better! 2020 was a year of change: from working in the office to working from home, wearing masks when going to the store, and restaurants only being accessible via drive thru or delivery. 2020 also saw many new trends arise, including the famous whipped […]