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Rialto Bioenergy Facility sold to Sevana Bioenergy for $20M

The deal closes the book on a difficult chapter for Anaergia, which removed the massive facility from its earnings last year amid financial troubles.

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How the recycling symbol got America addicted to plastic | Grist

Corporations sold Americans on the chasing arrows — while stripping the logo of its worth.

Source: How the recycling symbol got America addicted to plastic | Grist

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How California Treasurer Fiona Ma became ‘obsessed’ with waste and recycling

That obsession could affect the industry if Ma wins her bid for lieutenant governor. She has received backing from state waste companies over the years but has not always aligned with them on policy.

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Connections: Bioplastics Muses | BioCycle

Most food-contact plastic is well suited to being biodegradable. The key is to ensure that the composting industry definition of compostable is compatible with the bioplastic manufacturer’s definition. Part II

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US Plastics Pact releases new road map with 2030 plastics targets | Packaging Dive

The new goals look very similar to those in the original road map, with a couple additions and a deadline extended from 2025 to 2030. Participants made progress on the 2025 goals but were unlikely to all meet the original targets.

Source: US Plastics Pact releases new road map with 2030 plastics targets | Packaging Dive

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Plastics industry worked for decades to create a throw-away culture : NPR

Plastic has become embedded in everyday life. That’s because for the last 70 years, the plastics industry convinced consumers to embrace the material for its low cost and disposability.

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Have an idea to reduce retail packaging? Walmart wants to hear it. | Packaging Dive

The retail giant listed seven specific areas for innovators to prioritize, including snack bags and frozen food trays, that have proven tricky for design and sustainability improvements.

Source: Have an idea to reduce retail packaging? Walmart wants to hear it. | Packaging Dive

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iFixit ends Samsung partnership over ‘commitment’

iFixit ends Samsung partnership over ‘commitment’

After two years of trying – and some public pushing – iFixit ended its partnership with Samsung, citing the OEM’s lack of commitment. 

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Containerboard mill investors file for Nevada tax incentives – Recycling Today

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Source: Containerboard mill investors file for Nevada tax incentives – Recycling Today

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4 bills propose changes to California’s SB 1383 organics recycling law

Procurement requirement and compost facility permitting changes are among those legislators are seeking after a report last year found the state is behind on its diversion targets.