Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest private sector company, is doubling its PET recycling capacity by setting up a recycled polyester staple fibre (PSF) manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh. As a part of this endeavor, Srichakra Ecotex India Pvt Ltd, India’s leading plastic recycling and waste management company, will exclusivelyContinue Reading

Plastic Recycling

The US Department of Energy earmarked $11.6 million for a new high-impact R&D effort called the Center for Plastics Innovation (CPI). They will develop new transformative plastic recycling technology, which would be a giant step up from good old fashioned shredding and melting. The new Innovation Center will be basedContinue Reading


Carbios has created a mutant bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling in hours. This was originally discovered in a compost heap of leaves, reduced the bottles to chemical building blocks that were then used to make high-quality new bottles. Existing recycling technologies usually produce plastic only goodContinue Reading

Sweeping restrictions on single use plastic bottles could have a far reaching impact on the way companies sell water and other beverages. Under pressure from an upcoming likely ban on single use plastic, Coca-Cola India, PepsiCo and Bisleri on Thursday announced the setting up of a packaging waste management entity,Continue Reading