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“Hard-to-Recycle” Plastics Targeted with Pilot Program

A collection of companies recently partnered with a California city on a three-month pilot project last year that sought to determine the feasibility of effectively collecting more difficult to recycle plastic products.

The program, called the Energy Bag Pilot Program, brought together Dow Chemical, the Flexible Packaging Association, Republic Services, Agilyx, Reynolds Consumer Products and the city of Citrus Heights, California, on a project to divert packaging products such as juice pouches, candy wrappers and plastic dinnerware to a plastics-to-fuel facility where the scrap plastics could be converted into synthetic crude oil for fuel.

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