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Recycling in the USA: rPET commitment, e-cycling lawsuit & NYC collection success

USA – Here are the latest North American industry updates from our content partner, Resource Recycling.

The leader of bottled water giant Nestle Waters North America says using recycled PET in packaging is a focus for the company and that the practice makes sense from a long-term economic perspective. In an interview with Resource Recycling sister publication Plastics Recycling Update, Tim Brown, Nestle Waters’ CEO, discussed the company’s plans to help push a circular economy.

In the electronics recycling arena, a long-simmering defamation lawsuit between an Illinois processor and an industry watchdog has come to a close. The suit against the nonprofit Basel Action Network was dismissed earlier this month. It was sparked when BAN rejected an application for environmental certification from e-scrap firm Intercon Solutions.

New York City recently released a report on its expanding organics collection program, and the outlook is positive. America’s largest city has diverted 16 000 short tons of material over the past two years, and leaders say they view organics as a key element of New York’s plan to hit ambitious materials recovery goals by 2030.

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