plastic recycling Articles

  • Recycling plastics with magnets

    (from Machine Desgin)   Many plastics manufacturers use processes like sequential 3D blow-in molding and two-shot injection molding, but they create a ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Plastic Products – Designed for Recycling?

    When it comes to the UK’s approach to plastics recycling, local authorities, waste management firms and members of the public often come under fire. But to what extent would greater product design considerations enable further progress to be made, considers Chris Oldfield? A recent study conducted by recycling association Recoup¹, found that plastic is the material consumers are most ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Plastic Recycling Facts

    Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastics and reprocessing the material into useful productsAccording to the Beverage Marketing Corp, the average American consumed 1.6 gallons of bottled water in 1976. In 2006, that number jumped to 28.3 gallons. Below list some ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • FLOTTWEG SORTICANTER® for Plastic recycling

    How many times each day do you use something made out of plastic? From a toothbrush to a soda pop bottle, from a grocery bag to a garden hose, plastics are part of our daily life. Needless to mention the huge amount of waste plastics generated in the industry. You probably know that plastics are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource. When plastics are thrown away, they become part of the ...


    By Flottweg SE

  • Blazing the plastics recycling trail

    In the past year, MBA Polymers has opened two facilities showcasing its high-tech recycling process for plastics from end-of-life durable goods. Those plants, in China and Austria, are just the beginning for this plastics recycling pioneer; over the next two years, the company is hoping to announce at least one additional facility in Europe as well as the development of another operation in Asia. ...


    By Recycling International

  • Plastic Recycling Process

    Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastics and reprocessing the material into useful products, sometimes completely different in form from their ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Transformation of the waste business influences all business owners

    Even if recycling was expensive and unprofitable in the past, it will not be that in the future. We need to stop landfilling valuable materials for the sake of our business and for the sake of the globe. A huge, global transformation in waste management has already begun. The biggest driver of change is related legislation that makes us shift towards recycling and material recovery. The pace ...


    By Tana Oy

  • IdentiPlast’s positive outlook for plastics recycling

    Opening the IdentiPlast conference on a positive note, PlasticsEurope’s Executive Director Wilfried Haensel stressed that the current debate on climate change presented a chance for the plastics industry to demonstrate how its products contribute to the efficient use of resources. ‘The plastics industry has the opportunity to play a leading role in providing resource solutions,’ he said in ...


    By Recycling International

  • Facilitating The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

    Challenge: The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) represents a technical consortium of medical product company manufacturers, waste collectors and recycling companies working to enable recycling of select packaging waste materials within hospital and medical facilities. Founded by Antea®Group in 2011, the objective of the HPRC is to enable packaging reduction and/or ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Bumper plastics crop harvested for recycling

    Rising oil prices have led to increased interest in the recycling of plastics. Firms processing plastic granulate are scouring the world for the best and cheapest sources of such materials. The success of greenhouse farming in southern Spain has made available for recycling enormous quantities of end-of-life agricultural ...


    By Recycling International

  • Demonstration of Recycled Plastic Lumber in Structures

    One of the first demonstration projects undertaken to explore the uses of Recycled Plastic Lumber (RPL) in structures was conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and ODNR at Battelle-Columbus. This project was a feasibility study for investigating if RPL pallets could successfully be used at DOE field sites. A second project demonstrates the performance of RPL in structures subject to ...


  • Recycling of Pre-consumer Plastic Film

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    By Shred-Tech Corp.

  • Plastic Recycling Industry - Case Study

    Introduction Bottle Recycling has been on the uprise for a number of decades. As the global community becomes more aware of the practices and benefits of reuse and recycling of plastics, they are also demanding that better controls be put in place by the manufacturers, corporations, environmental agencies and end users. This promotes these groups to look toward new technologies that are ...


    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • Recycle plastic HDPE Crate Moulds

    According the appliance, usually we classify the plastic crate into following: Industry large plastic crates/box/container moulds Agriculture plastic crates moulds for vegetables,fruits, fish... Plastic ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

  • Milestone moments in plastics recycling history

    Two separate statistical analyses, one published in Europe and the other in the USA, serve to underline the dynamic and international nature of the plastics recycling sector. Both focusing on developments in 2006, the reports reveal significant increases in the collection of post-consumer plastics on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as unabated export ...


    By Recycling International

  • Plastics Recycler Increases Capacity with WEIMA Shredder

    Aqua Plastics, Inc., a plastic recycler located in Hickory, North Carolina, integrated a WEIMA WL(K) 15 into their recycling line in 2006. Since then, they have experienced the benefits of a high-quality shredder that can process a wide variety of plastic scrap in large volumes. A WEIMA WL(K) 15 shredder was installed at the front of the recycling line from the beginning. It wasn’t until ...


  • Plastic Recycling in beautiful South Carolina case study

    Palmetto Synthetics currently manages multiple production lines at their Kingstree, South Carolina facility. With their in-house equipment, Palmetto Synthetics has the capability to produce specialty fibers from 1.5 to 2000 denier with greater efficiency and consistency. Having such specialized equipment enables Palmetto Synthetics the opportunity to custom design the right fiber type, right ...


    By WEIMA

  • Continuous water recycling for reusable plastic containers

    Abstract The pilot study and full scale installation of UF-RO based System to recycle around 75% of wastewater from plastic pallet washing facility is described. The installed System had several issues that had to be resolved. Cooling tower was installed to cool water to below 85 o F. Ion exchange Systems were installed after the UF membranes to remove iron and silica. Multiple filtration ...

  • 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 ...


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