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Recycling Industry Adopts Position on Use of Degradable Additives in Plastic Packaging

Additional ISRI policies updated as part of ongoing review process

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors recently passed a series of changes to its policy positions, as well as a new policy on degradable additives in plastics packaging. The new policy is a result of the confusion over the use of terms “bio-degradable,” “oxo-degradable,” or “photo degradable” to describe plastics containing degradable additives, when in fact, evidence does not support their use meet common definitions of these terms.

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Linda Leone Appointed to ISRI Board

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recently named Linda Leone to its Board of Directors. Leone will serve as a board member on behalf of the Association’s Paper Division. She also serves as the Paper Division’s 2nd Vice President.

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Energy Department Announces Nearly $9 Million for Small Businesses Focused on Clean Energy Innovations

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $8.7 million for 58 grants to small businesses in 22 states to develop clean energy technologies with a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. These clean energy projects—among a total of 263 grants DOE-wide—help small businesses with promising ideas that could improve manufacturing processes, boost building efficiency, increase transportation sustainability, and generate more electricity from renewable sources.

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Energy Department Announces Nearly $32 Million for Innovative Small Businesses Focused on Clean Energy Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $32 million in funding for small business-led projects to further develop clean energy technologies that have a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. These awards will help small businesses advance their promising concepts that improve manufacturing processes, boost the efficiency of buildings, increase transportation sustainability, and generate electricity from renewable sources.

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