In Early November, Victor Bell, President of EPI, will be presenting a full-day workshop for IHS Markit – once in Houston, Texas, and again in London, England.
The workshop will discuss findings from a collaborative special study, “A Sea Change: Plastics pathway to Sustainability.”
Closed Loop Fund is making a $3 million investment in PureCycle Technologies, which has plans to create a polypropylene recycling facility in Ohio at a former Dow Chemical Co. polystyrene plant. The technology will produce recycled PP that has virgin-like properties and is expected to handle more than 105 million pounds of recycled PP each year.
India, the host country on World Environment Day this year, announced on June 5 that it would eliminate all single-use plastics nationwide by 2022. The country also committed to joining the UN Environment's Clean Seas campaign, as well as making 100 national monuments litter-free.
Since the 1970s, the world has come together to focus efforts on local, national and global scales to start a conversation and take care of the earth. This year’s theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, calls for us to focus on reducing our reliance on plastics in everyday life.
The Indonesian Olefin, Aromatic and Plastic Industry Association argued that a tax on plastic would be counterproductive because it would harm the industry – small manufacturers would be especially effected. Investments would be damaged, and there would be less opportunity to create jobs.