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Plastics News (UK) 07/08/2020 12:26
The Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, a new industry group that aims to improve recycling of PP packaging, is pledging $35 million over five years to help recover more material and develop end markets. The group was launched July 8 by the Falls Church, Va.-based group The Recycling Partnership, which said its funders have set an initial target of $35 million and are seeking additional supporters. The money will include grants to material recovery facilities for better sortation and consumer education to collect more PP from residential recycling, TRP said in the announcement. Industry groups have been talking about the coalition for several months ahead of the formal launch, saying they see an opportunity to recycle more PP packaging mater.
Plastics News (UK) 07/08/2020 11:13
In a wide-ranging Congressional briefing July 7, House Democrats raised concerns around health harms from plastics, both microplastics in the food chains and air and water emissions to communities around plastics facilities. Industry officials and Congressional supporters pointed to the role of plastics in fighting COVID-19 and creating jobs, but acknowledged that "the recycling rate of plastics is horrible."
Plastics News (UK) 07/08/2020 08:30
Nailing down the fine points of PPP. Thousands of plastics companies — or at least companies who identify themselves as having some connection to the plastics industry — applied for and received funding through the federal government's Paycheck Protection Program. Nailing down the exact number of companies may take some time, but Plastics News , like other news organizations, is starting to sift through the data released about PPP on July 6. We're trying to sort through the details to better understand conditions at the companies we write about and determine what kind of information our readers need.
Plastics News (UK) 07/07/2020 08:11
More changes for your travel plans. As COVID-19 continues to spread — more slowly in some places than others — it's probably not a surprise to hear of more changes coming to trade shows and conferences still on the schedule for 2020. On July 2, organizers of Plastimagen, Mexico's largest trade show, said they would , from its original dates in November. The same day, machinery giant KraussMaffei announced it would not set for October in Friedrichshafen, Germany. And this morning, July 7, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag said it would refrain actively participating at Fakuma "in case the exhibition will be executed this year at all.". "

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