HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (5/23-26/22)

Battery Recycling Spreads Across U.S. & Europe  Battery fires are becoming a growing concern in the world, especially with the emergence of an electric car supply chain. Lithium Ion battery fires are becoming increasingly more common, leading the recycling industry to focus more on safe battery recycling. Commercial operations for Lithium Ion battery recycler Li-Cycle’s…

Colorado EPR Packaging Bill Sparks Controversy in the Industry

Colorado’s packaging and EPR bill, HB22-1355, passed the state House of Representatives May 2 and then the state Senate later May 11, but has since stirred controversy within the industry over pros and cons regarding the funding concept.  The bill requires companies that sell consumer-facing packaging and printed paper to join producer responsibility organizations (PROs),…

Canada Plastics Pact Releases Circular Economy Roadmap for 2025

The Canada Plastics Pact released the “Roadmap to 2025: A shared action plan to build a circular economy for plastics” Oct. 21. The document reflects how the organization envisions the development of a circular economy for polymers. Organized by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the CPP is composed of 70 businesses, non profit organizations, and governments,…