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Environmental Executive Moves: Xylem, Wheelabrator, Fenton, Cambrian

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Xylem: The water technology company appointed Shashank Patel as its interim senior vice president and chief financial officer. Michael Speetzen, senior vice president and chief financial officer, accepted a position with another company. Patel is a 19-year veteran of … Read more »

Plastic Recyclers Offer Shrink Sleeve Label Solutions

In its ongoing effort to address the issues associated with shrink sleeve labels on PET bottles, the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers has released a report offering up a number of solutions to mitigate the contamination of the recycled PET stream with shrink wrap material. The report is the result … Read more »

Amcor Joins Recycling Partnership

The Recycling Partnership, a national recycling industry collective, has selected initial cities for activity and welcomed Amcor as its newest contributing partner, according to Curbside Value Partnership, which oversees the project. Founded on July 1, the Recycling Partnership has selected initial partner cities for the first round of work — but … Read more »

Plastic Bottle Recycling Up 6.2% in 2012

Plastic Bottle Recycling Up 6.2% in 2012

Plastic bottle recycling by consumers increased 161 million pounds in 2012, edging up 6.2 percent to reach nearly 2.8 billion pounds for the year, according to figures released by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The recycling rate for all plastic bottles rose … Read more »

Method Uses Ocean Debris to Make Soap Bottles

Environmentally-conscious cleaning product company Method is launching a two-in-one hand and dish soap that comes in bottles made from plastic recovered from the ocean, blended with post-consumer recycled plastic. Scientists estimate that several million tons of plastic make their way into the oceans every year, polluting the environment and hurting … Read more »