US: Pilot recycling curbside collected flexible plastic packaging
The Materials Recovery for the Future (MRFF) research program has announced a new partnership with J.P. Mascaro & Sons Inc. to pilot single-stream curbside recycling of flexible plastic packaging (FPP). This will be the first pilot to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of recycling household FPP from municipal residential single-stream recycling programs.
As FPP becomes a larger part of the packaging waste stream, scalable recycling collection strategies are needed. The pilot is expected to generate data to help inform municipalities and the recycling industry on the most efficient and economical ways to recycle FPP (Press Release American Chemistry Council, 20 June 2018).
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