PEF will not oust PET for beverage bottles anytime soon

July 25th, 2014 - In early June 2014, Avantium secured additional funding to complete its development and commercialization of polyethylene furanoate (PEF) from plant-based, 2nd generation feedstock. Shortly after that news broke, the Container Recycling Institute asked in its newsletter: “Will Coke no longer use PET for its bottles?”  Read More

July 7th, 2014 - CA - San Franciscans sat by the beach at Aquatic Park celebrating our nation's independence, eyes fixed upwards. But all around them, a team of independent scavengers, mostly ignored, methodically combed the wharf, plucking cans and bottles from the ground and overflowing trash bins.  Read More
Update the Massachusetts Bottle Bill

July 2nd, 2014 - MA - Today, a large group gathered on the steps of the Secretary of State’s office to announce completion of an initiative petition signature drive to update the state’s bottle bill. Proponents delivered over 19,000 signatures Wednesday to Secretary Galvin’s office. Once the signatures are validated by Secretary Galvin, the measure is certified to appear before the voters on November 4.  Read More
Dr Pepper Snapple Group

June 18th, 2014 - Dr Pepper Snapple Group is the third largest U.S. soda company after Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, but lags both companies on taking even partial responsibility for post-consumer packaging.  Read More
CarbonLite: Inside the World's Largest Plastic Bottle Recycling Plant

May 22nd, 2014 - California - "SoCal Connected" takes a look inside the state-of-the-art facility where billions of plastic bottles are churned on an annual basis. The process involves transforming old plastic bottles into PET pellets and flakes in order to produce new plastic bottles.  Read More