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Greenpeace report reviews recent research showing recycling plastics can produce toxic hazards, calls to reduce plastic production; plastics can absorb toxins from waste streams, and even mechanical recycling processes can generate new toxins, carcinogens

CleanRobotics deploys six TrashBots at Los Angeles hospital to prevent contamination of recycling streams; hospital saw 50% diversion rate increase, received more than 240,000 visitors in three-month period, wants to add more TrashBots

Jacksonville, Florida's Feet on the Street initiative involves inspectors educating residents about non-recyclable items, attaching 'oops' tags to bins; residents who do not improve after four red tags will be taken off list of city recycling pick-up list

EPA joins environmental groups in urging the FTC to update its Green Guides to combat misconceptions about plastic recyclability; EPA says circular arrow recycling symbol should be dropped from non-recyclable plastics to prevent waste stream contamination

Fraunhofer researchers develop eco-friendly process to remove odors from plastic packaging; pressurized water extraction method improves material quality of processed plastic waste within an hour, reduces costs, can remove short chain polymers from HDPE

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