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Plastics Recyclers Europe Developing Guidelines for Recycling Pet Plastic Trays

by SCM Environmental  (May 14, 2014)

Guidelines are to be developed by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) with the aim of making it easier to recycle PET plastic trays. While the use of PET trays has grown to 700,000 tonnes per year in the EU, PRE states that “none of the current recycling streams want to have PET trays in their incoming waste”. This is because the trays ...

PET-Recycling Plant at PFR Nord GmbH

by REDWAVE systems, a trademark of BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH  (Nov. 8, 2013)

Operator of the facility: The Mensing Group of Companies in Hohenwestedt (Germany) invests almost € 10 million in the construction of a new PET recycling plant. The construction of the recycling plant is associated with the formation of PFR Nord GmbH in Hohenwestedt. About 30 new jobs have resulted there. On the whole, Mensing Group, which ...

PET Container Recycling Rate Holds Steady at Just over 29% for 2011

by The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)  (Oct. 10, 2012)

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) announced today the release of the “2011 Report on Postconsumer PET Container Recycling Activity.” The report cites a 2011 U.S. recycling rate of 29.3% for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic containers. The ...

Coke steps up drive for plant-based bottles

by BusinessGreen  (Dec. 16, 2011)

Coca-Cola has signed "multi-million dollar" partnership deals with three bio-tech companies to accelerate the development of its PlantBottle packaging made wholly from plant-based materials. Agreements with Virent, Gevo and Avantium were announced yesterday following a two-year analysis of different technologies by the drinks company's technical ...

ECO Plastics raises £24m to make green bottles

by BusinessGreen  (Jul. 20, 2011)

Plastic bottle recycling company ECO Plastics has raised £24m in fresh funding to expand its UK facilities, including a £15m purpose-built plant that is currently being developed in partnership with drinks giant Coca-Cola. The Hemswell-based company yesterday confirmed it has raised £24m, predominantly through new banking ...

Bio-based Chemicals Getting Unexpected Boost from Shale Gas Boom in North America

by IHS Global Inc.  (May 22, 2014)

Bio (plant)-based chemicals are the unexpected beneficiaries of the North American shale gas boom, says a special report from IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. Sugars, glycerin and other plant-derived feedstocks are emerging as economically competitive starting materials for a range of commodity ...

Planners greenlight £15m bottle recycling plant revamp

by BusinessGreen  (May 6, 2011)

Planners greenlight £15m bottle recycling plant revamp Planners have given the go-ahead for a £15m purpose-built bottle recycling plant that is being developed as a joint venture between global drinks giant Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and UK firm ECO Plastics. Lincolnshire county council approved the expansion of the Hemswell sorting ...

Bale Breaking Made Easy!

by eFACTOR3 LLC  (Mar. 5, 2014)

Say good-bye to manual labor and the risks involved in cutting baling wires in the Plastic Recycling Industry! Metso M&J Shredders are ideally suited as bale breakers for the PET and HDPE bottles recycling process.  Thanks to the unique cutting table design it is possible to load whole bales with wires attached.  The equipment breaks ...

PET Container Recycling Rate up to 29% for 2010

by The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)  (Oct. 12, 2011)

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), and the PET Resin Association (PETRA) announced today the release of the “2010 Report on Post Consumer PET Container Recycling Activity” and a 2010 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) ...

IBWA’s New Video Tours PET Plastic Bottle Recycling Facility

by International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)  (Jun. 2, 2011)

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)’s consumer website has released a new YouTube video, “Recycling Empty Plastic Bottles,” that gives consumers a good look at how a PET recycling facility converts more than two billion PET plastic ...

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