plastic composite recycling Articles

  • National Mixed Rigid Plastic Bale Composition Study

    Executive Summary - Summer 2015 Overview of the APR Rigid Plastics Recycling Committee The Association of Post Consumer Plastics Recyclers (APR), North America’s largest alliance of plastics reclaimers, represents companies totaling over 94% of the post-consumer plastic recycling processing capacity.   APR is constantly seeking new ways to ...

  • Recycled Plastic Lumber: From Park Benches to Bridges

    The first applications of plastic lumber products were in non-structural applications such as picnic tables and benches. As the industry has matured through the years, innovative research and development work by the plastic lumber industry and universities has fostered the development of superior performing products which in turn has begun to establish new and demanding structural applications ...


  • Environmentally Degradable Polymeric Composite Materials

    Abstract The present study was focused on improvement of the competitiveness of Azotobacter chroococcum 23 produced PHB in two directions: 1) seeking for convenient raw materials for PHB biosynthesis; 2) PHB blending with plasticizers in order to obtain PHB composite materials with controllable physical, thermal properties and biodegradability. Corn starch syrup (PHB content 10,2g/l and 9,8g/l, ...


  • Relationship of Recycled Plastic Lumber Mechanical Properties and Design Considerations

    The mechanical properties of recycled plastic lumber members are influenced by a variety of factors. These factors include the composition of the feed stock; member size ; service temperature ; service stress level ; duration of loading ; and the orientation of loading. An extensive experimental study was undertaken to investigate the influence of these various factors on the strength and ...


  • The search for sustainable plastics

    As petroleum-based polymers foul our oceans and litter our lives, researchers seek more environmentally friendly ways to meet demand for durable, versatile materials. The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel tank not quite the size of a small beer keg. Inside, genetically modified bacteria turn corn syrup into a churning mass of polymers that can be ...


    By Ensia

  • Forecasting of solid waste composition using fuzzy regression approach: a case of Delhi

    Fuzzy regression based approach has been used for forecasting the solid waste composition of Delhi, India between years 2007 to 2024. The estimates show that the plastic content of the waste is expected to increase from 2.74% to 3.55%. The percentages of paper and food waste are expected to decrease from 29.50% to 24.58% and from 36.37% to 27.55% respectively. The metals and glass has been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Innovative fracture-resistant construction material from C&D waste aggregate, fly ash and recycled plastics

    A laboratory investigation was conducted to evaluate the fracture behaviour of an alternative pavement foundation material containing cement stabilised reclaimed crushed aggregate, Class C fly ash and waste-plastic strip (high density polyethylene or HDPE) reinforcement. The primary objective of using strip reinforcement was to improve the tensile strength, crack resistance and toughness ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Domestic mixed plastics packaging: waste management options

    Mixed plastics is a term that covers all non-bottle plastic packaging sourced from the domestic waste stream and includes rigid and flexible plastic items of various polymer types and colours that are typically found in the household waste bin. It excludes plastic bottles and non-packaging items. There is approximately 1 million tonnes of domestic mixed plastics packaging waste arising in the UK ...

  • New research may solve the problem of plastic wastes

    GLOBE-Net, May 8, 2013* - Plastic - it is an indispensable part of our everyday lives and an almost indestructible part of the garbage that daily ends up in our landfills, incinerators, junk yards, in our rivers or oceans, or in the bellies of fish or animals that form part of our food chain.  Every year, over 260 million tonnes of plastic are produced globally. That is ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?

    From drones to filters to artificial islands, innovators are working to reduce the threat thousands of tons of trash pose to marine ecosystems. A few palm trees stand strong in the salty breeze. Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere. Just a few hundred yards ...


    By Ensia

  • Is it time to rethink recycling?

    If our current approach to recycling isn’t the best for the economy or the environment, why do we do it? Criticize recycling and you may as well be using a fume-spewing chainsaw to chop down ancient redwoods, as far as most environmentalists are concerned. But recent research into the environmental costs and benefits and some tough-to-ignore market realities have even the most ...


    By Ensia

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

    Untitled Document New 20-year contract between the city and large-scale recycler ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Corporate recycling, sunny side-up

    Food manufacturing and packaging go hand in hand.  What may not be so obvious, however, is that the links between the two are about to become a lot more, er, ineggstricable. That’s right, thanks to some pioneering work out of England, we’ve learned that eggs themselves may contain the answers to some of the world’s environmental woes. Scientists out of the University of ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Recycling at Special Events.Where Crowds Gather, Recyclables are Sure to Follow

     Special events pose a challenge to recyclers because the waste stream often contains large amounts of single-use products and food discards, and multiple vendors often serve participants. While the type of materials generated varies by event size, venue, and theme, quantities can be substantial. For example, the 30,000 patrons at the Davis, California 1999 Whole Earth Festival produced more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Upgrading of plastics with TITECH autosort 4 at Balsamo Reciclagem, Brazil - Case Study

    Balsamo Reciclagem upgraded its plant with the installation of the innovative TITECH autosort 4 optical sorter. Thanks to this equipment, the company managed to increase material processing speed and ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • How to Start the Scrap Metal Recycling Business

    Are you looking for ways to start a scrap metal recycling business? Do you want to know what to prepare? With so many people becoming eco-conscious, it is quite profitable to open your own scrap metal business. So next let’s learn about the related know-how. 1. Learn about the market. The scrap business is viable in your geographical location, right? How many are ...

  • China EPS foam recycling situation and technology progress

    China EPS foam recycling situation and technology progress In recent years, EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam recycling are attention by relevant departments, regulatory guidance and policy support were introduced. From the whole, made our EPS foam recycling was no small accomplishment. Following several EPS foam recycling technology to achieve the degree of ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • San Francisco Expands Commercial Organics Recycling

    In San Francisco, commercially generated organics (primarily food residuals) are being diverted from the landfill through a variety of programs with different types of generators, collectors and processors/markets. These efforts include: Redistribution of edible discarded produce and other food, including prepared foods from restaurants; conversion of food processing waste and inedible produce ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • MERC - Metropolitan Electronics Recycling Center, South Korea - Case Study

    A better value product by replacing DMS by sensor-based sorting – Separating WEEE in South Korea Overview of Korea's Metropolitan Electronics Recycling Center The client was the Korea Electronics Recycling Cooperative – the body acting as Korea's WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) association. They had direct responsibility for ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Assessment of the environmental advantages and drawbacks of existing and emerging polymers recovery processes

    The production and consumption of plastics is increasing rapidly; there are materials outpacing GDP growth and taking over new markets. Nevertheless, only 39% of total collectable waste plastics are being recovered at present. In May 2003, the Commission adopted a Communication towards a Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste , which investigates ways to promote recycling ...

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