China to ramp up recycling, incineration in new plastic pollution push

China to ramp up recycling, incineration in new plastic pollution push
Plastic bottles are seen in a ditch where floodwaters have receded following heavy rainfall in Xinxiang, Henan province, China July 25, 2021. REUTERS/Aly SongSHANGHAI, Sept 15 (Reuters) - China will boost its plastic recycling and incineration capabilities, promote "green" plastic products and take action against the overuse of plastic in packaging and agriculture, it said… Read More

The recycling myth: A plastic waste solution littered with failure

The recycling myth: A plastic waste solution littered with failure
In early 2018, residents of Boise, Idaho were told by city officials that a breakthrough technology could transform their hard-to-recycle plastic waste into low-polluting fuel. The program, backed by Dow Inc, one of the world’s biggest plastics producers, was hailed locally as a greener alternative to burying it in the county landfill.A few months later,… Read More