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Setting a New Recycling Standard

By: Allan Gerlat

September 25, 2020

This article appeared in the Plastic Machinery on March 18, 2020.

A nonprofit dedicated to sustainability is proposing a two-pronged approach to tackling circular economy challenges, with the goals of funding increased processing capacity for recycled materials and verifying recycled resin content claims.  

GreenBlue, Charlottesville, Va., is working with NSF International, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based standards organization, to develop a Recycled Material Standard (RMS) by early next year. The RMS aims to track the recycled plastic supply chain, and also would create a marketplace for certificates—similar to carbon offsets—that manufacturers could buy, sell and tout on their products to broadcast their commitment to recycling. 

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