plastic film waste News

  • Film producer installs Plastics Recycling System

    The Engineered Films Division of Raven Industries, Sioux Falls, S.D., has installed a new reclaim production line designed to capture and recycle excess polymer material from its internal manufacturing processes. The reclaim line is capable of producing up to 15 million pounds of reprocessed resin pellets per year. The Raven Engineered Films Division makes “high-performance plastic films ...


  • New film on waste management in Greenland

    Dealing with large quantities of unwanted (and sometimes toxic) waste is often difficult – but it becomes even more complicated when people live in isolated communities, in extreme environments hundreds of kilometres from the nearest treatment plant. This is the subject of a new film considering waste management in Greenland, entitled ‘Mission Greenland – for a cleaner ...

  • Zero Waste & Saving Time With BioTelo Compostable Mulch Film

    After several years of experimentation with BioTelo mulch film, the result is better than what growers expected. As proven by series of tests made by several universities and years of use in the field by growers, BioTelo mulch film has similar ...


    By Marketwire

  • Linpac Packaging creates degradable film

    Linpac Packaging has created a degradable cling film to use in packaging for food products. The company, which is part of the same group as Linpac Recycled Packaging but a different part of the business, says it has created OxoLIN in response to retailer and consumer concerns about packaging waste going to landfill. However the OxoLIN film, which has a shelf life of 12 months, cannot be ...

  • Producing environmentally friendly biodegradable plastics from vegetable waste

    Using vegetable waste to produce bioplastics can provide sustainable alternatives to non-biodegradable plastic, new research has found. The biodegradable plastic developed for this study, produced using parsley and spinach stems, cocoa pod husks and rice hulls, have a range of mechanical properties comparable to conventional plastics which are used for products from carrier bags to kitchenware ...

  • US Recycled Plastics Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: US Recycled Plastics Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01050292/US-Recycled-Plastics-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Plastic US demand to rise ...


    By ReportLinker

  • China orders fall for paper and plastic

    Orders from China have eased on plastic and cardboard causing concern in the industry. Cardboard prices have recently dropped by GBP£20, knocking its value per tonne down to GBP£60. MRW reported in March, when prices were GBP£105-GBP£110 a tonne, ...

  • Avery dennison expands film matrix recycling offer to customers

    Avery Dennison and Belgian-based Seliplast AG (acronym for Second Life for Plastics) have launched a first-of-its-kind recycling option for label matrix waste made of polypropylene and polyethylene. The programme is now available to converters in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and France. This new offering builds on a 2014 pilot established by the two companies in which more than 1,000 ...


    By Avery Dennison Corporation

  • Plastics industry to launch major campaign in UK

    The plastic industry is to launch a major campaign this summer aimed at engaging ministers, MPs, opinion formers and the general public in a wide-ranging debate on plastics and waste management issues. Three trade bodies: the British Plastic Federation, Plastics Europe and the ...

  • Ship made from reclaimed plastic bottles sets sail to raise awareness on waste

    Adventure Ecology founder and environmentalist David de Rothschild and his intrepid crew; Jo Royle, David Thomson, Olav Heyerdahl along with National Geographic filmmaker Max Jourdan and Myoo Media's Vern Moen set sail on Saturday on the Plastiki, a unique 60ft catamaran engineered from approximately 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles and srPET, a fully recyclable material. An 'off-the-grid' ...

  • Industry Urges Consumers To Back Plastics Recycling

    Almost 9 out of 10 consumers (86%) have faith that the plastics they recycle are made into something new, according to a new waste industry survey. The TNS poll of 1,000 adults was conducted on behalf of M&S, Veolia Environmental Services, Closed Loop Recycling and RecycleBank. Chris Dow, Managing Director of Closed Loop Recycling, says: “Great Britain is a nation of Great Recyclers ...


    By Marks and Spencer Group plc

  • Plastic: let’s keep the Fantastic and get rid of the Drastic

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I don't know if any of you ever saw the film "Recipes for Disaster”. It shows a family trying to live for a year without petrol-based products. I don’t think I’m giving away the plot by telling you that they find it virtually impossible. it particularly shows just how much we have come to depend on "fantastic plastic". To the extent that we have used as ...

  • British plastics recyclers lead the way at IdentiPlast 2013

    A clothing-store mannequin and an award-winning recyclables bin, both made from UK-sourced household plastic packaging waste, served to highlight progress made by British firms in recycling challenging materials at an international conference on plastic waste recovery. Containing 50% recycled post-consumer flexible films, the plastic male torso was produced ...

  • Plastic bag recycling coming to Big Apple stores

    New York City Council Wednesday passed new legislation that would encourage recycling of single-use plastic bags at large supermarkets and other retail outlets throughout the city. The legislation, sponsored by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and others, would require large retail outlets in New York City to establish in-store plastic bag recycling programs, inform consumers of the ...

  • Education Needed in Changing Face of Plastics Recycling

    Many consumers have questions about where and how to recycle their plastics, and because collection differs from municipality to municipality, the answers aren’t always easy to find. To help address these issues, the ...

  • Dow makes energy from recycled plastic

    The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that it has successfully demonstrated the use of recycled plastic to generate energy. The successful pilot test measured how plastic that has been reused and recycled to the full extent possible can be used as fuel for an ultimate end-of-life option instead of going to a landfill for disposal. The pilot ...

  • Pepsi redesigns bottles, cutting plastic by 20%

    Pepsi is introducing its lightest 500ml flavored non-carbonated beverage bottle yet. The company has reduced the plastic in this bottle by 20%, which will eliminate approximately 20 million pounds of waste from the environment. The lighter bottles will begin hitting store shelves this month. The new bottle will be launched in one of the beverage industry's fastest growing segments through ...


    By PepsiCo, Inc.

  • Plastic bag industry criticises UN call for plastic bag ban - comment update

    The United Nations Environment Programme has come under criticism from the plastic bag industry after calling for a world-wide ban on thin film plastic bags. Responding to the results of a UN report assessing marine litter, UN under secretary and UNEP executive director Achim Steiner said: “Some of the litter, like thin film single use plastic bags which choke marine life, ...

  • Post-consumer film recycling possible within four years, predicts Axion Consulting

    Closed-loop recycling of post-consumer and retail waste plastic films could become a full-scale commercial reality within four years, predicts Axion Consulting, following the outcome of successful feasibility trials. Refuse sacks, external hoardings, shelving and in-store displays are among various new products that could be made from waste supermarket plastics and either sold or used within ...

  • Kent waste partnership conducts waste audit check

    The Kent Waste Partnership has analysed rubbish from the bins of more than 2,000 homes without their owners’ knowledge to try to cut waste and boost recycling. Bins collected by every council, except Dartford, last December were studied to see exactly what was inside. The survey found that food waste made up 34 per cent of rubbish, and paper and card was 16 per cent followed by glass at 6 per ...

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