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Discover Rome by recycling your bottles

Citizens of Rome can now get a discount on public transport by recycling plastic bottles. Over 11 000 used bottles…

Can innovative partnerships salvage America’s slumping bottle recycling rates?

The US recycled a total of 2.8 billion pounds of plastic bottles in 2017. This is a decrease of 3.6%…

Plastic bottle recycling record for South Africa

The South African plastics industry recycled a record 2.15 billion polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles in 2017, according to industry…

Malaysia converts plastic bottles and cans into gold

Asia – Only 15% of Malaysian people recycle, according to the country’s Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk…

Who are the true plastic bottle fibre pioneers?

United States – Unifi, Inc. has recycled more than 10 billion plastic bottles into a recycled fibre called REPREVE for…

US bottle recycling ‘strong’ in 2016, but down 2.4%

United States – Over 2.9 billion pounds worth of plastic bottles were recycled in the US last year, according to…

Ghana to welcome its first PET bottle recycling facility

Ghana – Within two to three years, a collection system and modern recycling facility for PET bottles will start up…

Leading P&G brand in bottle made from ocean plastic

Global – A bottle made completely from post-consumer and ocean-reclaimed plastics has been launched by Procter & Gamble (P&G) for…

India’s PET bottle recycling market worth 35 billion rupees

India – Nearly 70% of polyethylene terephthalate bottles are recycled in India, and the market is worth an estimated 35…

On-the-go bottles with or without a recycling message?

Worldwide – One million plastic bottles are sold across the world every minute, reveals market research firm EuroMonitor, which anticipates…

Discarded glass bottles to fuel next-generation batteries

United States – ‘Even with today’s recycling programmes, billions of glass bottles end up in landfills every year,’ note researchers…