Plastics Recycling

» Recycling Is in Crisis. Could These Innovations Be the Answer?
Now that China is turning away the world’s recyclable waste, Australia wants to ban export of the materials and increase domestic processing. Here are some techniques being pursued.
By Livia Albeck-Ripka, New York Times
August 12, 2019

» Recyclers Cringe as Southeast Asia Says It’s Sick of the West’s Trash
By Mike Ives, New York Times
June 7, 2019

» Cold Plasma Pyrolysis: How We Can Turn Plastic Waste Into Clean Energy and Useful Products in Seconds
By Anh Phan, Newcastle University, UK; Article republished in Newsweek
October 2, 2018

» The Conflict of Interest That Is Killing Recycling
Some of the biggest recycling operations are owned by landfill companies whose profits improve when recycling doesn’t work well.
By David Bornstein, New York Times Opinion
August 15, 2018

» The Chinese import ban and its impact on global plastic waste trade
By Amy L. Brooks, Shunli Wang, Jenna R. Jambeck; Science Advances
June 20, 2018

» Recycled plastic could supply three-quarters of UK demand, report finds
By Sandra Laville, The Guardian
June 14, 2018

» Infinitely Recyclable ‘Plastic’ Has Been Invented by Scientists
By Aristos Georgiou, Newsweek
April 27, 2018

» Can I recycle ANY plastic bags at the grocery store, including thicker packaging plastic and ziplocs?
December 2017