Recycled Content in the News


Resource Recycling - May 30, 2019

Stakeholders open up on push for PCR film

“Governments, MRF operators, reclaimers and end users are calling for government regulation that requires recycled content in plastic bags. Seventeen North American organizations have signed onto a document titled ‘Keeping Plastics in the Circular Economy,’ which contains several key proposals and dates by which to increase post-consumer film use in bag production.”

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waste dive - May 9, 2019

Recyclers request government mandates for recycled plastic content in bags

“Dive Brief:

  • More than a dozen recycling businesses and advocacy groups have signed a letter urging the Canadian federal and provincial governments to adopt recycled content mandates or procurement policies for plastic bags. EFS-plastics spearheaded the effort, with signatories including Sims Municipal Recycling, GDB International, FirstStar Recycling, More Recycling, Reterra and Revolution Plastics.”


Recycling Today - May 9, 2019

Global dynamics hit home

“[Sunil] Bagaria [of GDB International] added that some regional legislation needs to be implemented nationwide. He said California has legislation that states that garbage bags sold in the state must contain at least 10 percent recycled content. He said, ‘Why is that not done universally within our country? This seems like a no-brainer example.’”

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Global News - May 1, 2019

Canada’s recycling industry is on life-support. Here’s how to fix it

“Just two weeks ago, EFS-plastics and 11 other co-signatories sent a letter to Canadian governments asking them to create new laws requiring garbage bags and plastic carry-out bags contain 20 per cent recycled content by 2025.

These plastics, according to the letter, ‘are at the greatest risk of being landfilled or incinerated.’”


Resource Recycling - April 30, 2019

Recycled plastic draws focus in California

“Legislation requiring 100 percent post-consumer plastic in beverage containers is gaining traction in California. Meanwhile, recently released data shows recycled plastic usage remains relatively low in the state’s bottling industry.”


Corporate Knights - April 30, 2019

It’s time Canadian grocers – and governments – get tough on plastics

“The vast majority of Canadians believe the government should be doing more to tackle plastic –– 82%, according to an Angus Reid poll conducted for CBC Marketplace. So far, lower levels of government are taking the lead. Montreal, Victoria and soon PEI and Newfoundland are all outlawing plastic bags… Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has promised a concrete plastic strategy is coming in June.” 


packaging digest - April 30, 2019

Shifting from intention to action on recycled-content packaging

“Recycled content is quickly catching on as a core part of a company’s overall sustainable packaging strategy—as well as a key strategy in improving and restoring confidence in the recycling system. For brands and suppliers embarking on the recycled content journey, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s new Design for Recycled Content Guide offers actionable insights and practical guidance.”