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  • Plastic bottles shredder in plastic bottles recycling

    As one of the biggest countries of plastic consumption, China used to import most of the recyclable waste and recycled them. With the development of economic and the awareness of protecting environment, China government issued a ban of importing foreign waste in July of 2017, which came into force at the end of 2017. The ban list includes waste plastic, unsorted waste paper, waste textile raw ...


    By Harden Machinery Ltd.

  • Plastic bottle collection hits 39 per cent

    Almost 40 per cent of plastic bottles were collected for recycling in the UK in 2008, increasing tonnages by 19 per cent on the previous year. In its annual survey, plastic recycling charity Recoup found that 216,067 tonnes of plastics packaging were collected for recycling out of an estimated 557,000 tonnes entering the household waste stream, equalling a 39 per cent recycling rate. Plastic ...

  • Ocean Plastic: Prevention Is Better Than Cure

    There has been much press recently relating to ocean plastics being retrieved from the ocean. However, there is a more efficient solution to this growing problem. The majority of these ocean plastics enter our oceans through river tributaries, which is much easier to prevent than trying to extract the plastic directly from the ocean. Recent studies have shown that over 8 million tons of plastic ...

  • Plastic bottle recycling in U.S. tops 3 billion pounds for first time

    Plastic bottle recycling grew 97 million pounds in 2014, increasing 3.3 percent, to top 3 billion pounds for the year, according to figures released jointly today by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The recycling rate for plastic bottles climbed 1.0 percent to 31.8 percent for the year. The 25th annual National Post-Consumer Plastics Bottle ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Hormone-mimics in plastic water bottles - just the tip of the iceberg?

    Plastic packaging is not without its downsides, and if you thought mineral water was ‘clean’, it may be time to think again. According to Martin Wagner and Jörg Oehlmann from the Department of Aquatic Ecotoxicology at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, plastic mineral water bottles contaminate drinking water with estrogenic chemicals. In an analysis1 of commercially available ...


    By Springer

  • Turning the Tide on Plastic Waste

    A new report is calling on Ontario to act to stop the proliferation of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. The report released today, Turning the Plastic Tide: How to Protect the Great Lakes and Fight Plastic Pollution,recommends that the province introduce a deposit return on plastic bottles to dramatically increase recycling rates. “Plastic pollution is a serious and growing problem in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Chemistry council shares 10 ways to reuse plastic

    According to experts, most of us will generate 25 percent more waste during the holidays compared with the rest of the year ─ resulting in an extra 5 million tons of garbage. To encourage consumers to "trim their trash" while trimming their trees, Plastics Make it Possible(SM), an initiative sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council, offers a list of ways to ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • China`s informal army of recyclers keep plastic bottles out of landfill

    In the great global rush for bottled water, nowhere is thirstier than Asia. Demand is predicted to surge by more than 140% across the region this decade, to account for one-third of the global total by 2020. China leads the way. The country accounted for 28% of the global demand for polyethylene terephthalate (Pet) bottles in 2015. Consumers bought 73.8bn bottles of water in 2016, up more than ...


    By Klean Industries Inc

  • China`s import controls affecting price of plastic

    Industry experts are predicting the price of plastics may fall this month due to varying issues including China’s import controls. Over the past month the duty on imports into China has increased. Container prices have also risen sharply, roughly doubling charges compared to four months ago. Additionally, it is felt that more stringent checking of imports into China from Hong Kong is restricting ...

  • Clothing and Other Products Made from Recycled Materials Are Considered a “Green” Choice this America Recycles Day

    WASHINGTON, – November 15 is America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and a great time to think about purchasing products made with recycled materials. This year, a survey of American consumers conducted online in October by Harris Interactive on behalf of Plastics Make it PossibleSM, an initiative sponsored by the plastics ...


    By Plastics Make it Possible

  • IBWA’s New Video Tours PET Plastic Bottle Recycling Facility

    The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)’s consumer website www.bottledwatermatters.com 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 ...

  • Water bottle boost for UK’s recycled pet market

    The UK’s recovered bottle market received a vote of confidence as a major bottled water company announced plans to buy more recycled PET from a UK reprocessor. French mineral water company Danone, producer of Evian and Volvic, said it will buy 12,000 tonnes of recycled PET from Greenstar by 2011. This year, Danone will buy 5,000 tonnes of plastic, which will be made into new bottles at its ...

  • Plastic recycling firm receive £450,000 top-up

    The Welsh Assembly Government has awarded £450,000 to recycling firm Plastic Sorting, topping up the £850,000 it received in 2007 to develop a plastic bottle sorting facility. The new sum will buy hot-wash equipment enabling plastic bottles to be flaked and washed to remove any residues and adhesive labels. Once the plastic has been through this process it will be almost indistinguishable from ...

  • Kingspan Launches Ocean Plastic Clean-Up Partnership and Aims to Recycle 1bn Plastic Bottles Annually by 2025

    Recycled bottles will be used in production of Kingspan insulation Commitment increases current use of recycled plastic fourfold Interim target of 500m bottles by 2023 3-year partnership to remove plastic from the ocean agreed with EcoAlf Foundation  Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and envelope solutions for low carbon ...


    By Kingspan Water & Energy

  • Paper bottle to solve the plastic problem

    A new biodegradable paper bottle could end the use of plastic bottles as packaging. The GreenBottle is 90.7 per cent made from recycled paper, which is usually ex-office waste and its carbon footprint is 48 per cent lower than the commonly-used plastic HDPE equivalent. Currently being sold as milk bottle packaging in ASDA stores in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and ...

  • perPETual Global Technologies: 2 Billion Plastic Bottles Transformed

    perPETual Global Technologies Ltd. (“perPETual”) just completed recycling its 2 billionth used plastic bottle using its own proprietary developed and patented sustainable recycling process.  perPETual achieved this on the 16th April 2019 with their manufacturing partner based in India, where they are currently recycling approximately 2.5 million bottles ...

  • Greenstar WES announces record r-HDPE plastic flake production

    Greenstar WES has announced record production levels of food grade recycled HDPE plastic in December 2009. Nearly 700 tonnes of food grade recycled HDPE plastic flake was produced at the end of last year, boosting its overall 2009 production total to 5,900 tonnes. December’s flake was integrated into 140 million plastic milk bottles – over half of all plastic milk bottles produced that month. ...

  • APR Announces Pharmacy Stock Bottle Recycling Resources

    The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the leading international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry, recently developed resources for pharmacies to recycle stock bottles.  In support of APR’s primary goals to increase the supply and enhance the quality of recycled plastics, pharmacy stock bottles have been identified as a highly marketable, quality ...

  • WRAP funds mixed plastics facility

    Construction of a new 20,000 tonnes per year capacity mixed plastics facility is to be funded by the Waste & Resources Action Programme. Redcar-based waste firm Greenstar WES received the grant to reprocess non-bottle household plastic packaging waste in January this year, after successfully entering a £2M capital ...

  • Plastic identification codes for recycling

    All over the world, many types of plastic is commonly used. Plastic has been given a numbering category or identification code for the different types so it can be sorted accordingly. Each type of plastic melts at a different temperature and displays different properties. The identification system divides plastic into seven distinct types and uses a number code generally found on the bottom of ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

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