plastic recycling News

  • New Tools Available to Support Healthcare Plastics Recycling

    The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC), facilitated by Antea Group, is excited to announce the debut of its new website today! Key features include a refreshed design, more engaging user experience, enhanced content, and optimization for mobile devices.  Visitors to the site ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Recoup launches guide to achieving top recycled plastics prices

    A guide to help plastics recyclers achieve top materials prices, while maximising transport efficiency has been launched by plastics recycling advisors Recoup. The publication Domestic Mixed Plastics Packaging – Recycling Guide focuses on the “big opportunities” and issues that have come with the growth in local authority collections. It sets out specifications to identify which plastics can ...

  • APR Announces First Annual Plastics Recycling Showcase

    A recently announced program recognizing innovations in product design and technology promoting plastics recycling is accepting nominations through October 31st. The APR Plastics Recycling Showcase, developed by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), will focus on recently commercialized innovations developed by APR members that have a positive impact on the ability of a ...

  • Plastic recyclers dispute company name

    A dispute has broken out between two plastic recycling companies over the registration of a company name. Eurokey Recycling Ltd was formed in 1995 and since 2000 has been operating as a successful plastic recycler. During a routine credit check by one of its suppliers, a company was discovered registered as Eurokey Plastics Recycling. This company ...

  • Updated APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability Unveiled

    Increasing supply and enhancing the quality of the plastics recycling stream are two primary goals of an updated resource guide unveiled this week by the leading technical authority on plastics recycling. The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the international trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry, presented the new and improved ...

  • How to Make Money in Plastics Recycling

    The device on which you are reading this blog (or on which you printed it) likely contains plastic, in addition to some precious and non-precious metals. When that device reaches the end of its life, you have two types of options, as I learned from the Circular Economy Executive Education ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • APR Announces Second Annual Plastics Recycling Showcase

    The APR Plastics Recycling Showcase, a program to highlight and promote industry leading innovations that have a positive impact on plastics collection and recycling, is now  accepting nominations.  Developed by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the second annual program will focus on recently commercialized innovations developed by APR member companies.  An additional ...

  • WRAP launches new Recycle Now plastic recycling campaign

    WRAP’s Recycle Now campaign is helping partners tackle the uncertainty that consumers feel when recycling plastic packaging with the launch of a recycling campaign called Recycle Plastic – Fantastic! The plastic recycling campaign which runs until the end of November 2015 aims to support a range of partners such as local ...

  • APR Plastics Recycling Showcase Webinar Tomorrow - Register Now!

    The APR Plastics Recycling Showcase: Celebrating Innovations that Support the Growth of Plastics Recycling - Tuesday, April 19th at 1:00 pm EST   As The Voice of Plastics Recycling®, APR consistently seeks to recognize and promote innovations that enhance the recyclability of a new or existing package or container. APR promotes the growth and ...

  • Feature on `Driving the UK market for Recycled plastics`

    Expert views on the latest manifesto launched by the British Federation Recycling Group In August, the British Plastic Federation Recycling Group (BPFRG) launched its latest Manifesto, setting out proposals to reform the PRN/PERN system for plastics, increase the use of recycled plastics in UK manufacturing and encourage investment in recycling infrastructure and innovation. Here, three industry ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Argument continues over APR`s true status

    Asia: The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) has cleared Asia Plastic Recycling (APR) of allegations that the company had 'overstated' its financial results, a claim that saw its share price plummet. US research firm Glaucus Research Group alleged that APR's profits were '90% less than reported'. Glaucus advised investors to sell their interests in APR, which recycles plastic scrap such as ...

  • Should You Purchase A Small Scale Plastic Recycling Plant?

    Recently, plastic recycling is getting a lot of positive attention. Due to this, there are numerous of people that have been looking at purchasing some type of plastic recycling plant. Can be a small scale plastic recycling unit something you need to spend money on? Contemplate these questions if you're trying to decide how ...

  • Digital integration 4.0 in plastic recycling

    Gamma Meccanica has always been committed to offer its customers a continuous improvement in the performance of the lines for the regeneration of plastic materials with particular attention to the development of new tools to control product quality in real time and to make equipment more interconnected. In the era of Industry 4.0 that promotes the digitization of production processes, GM lines ...


    By Gamma Meccanica SpA

  • Sparta Manufacturing at the Paper & Plastic Conference North America

    Come meet Sparta’s Terri Ward and Rutger Zweers at booth #11 at the Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference in Chicago. Find out how Sparta can help you with “best fit” sorting and separation equipment, whether for a new ...


    By Sparta Manufacturing

  • The Future of Recycling: A Total Supply Chain Approach!

    As part of America Recycles Day, we have a new guest blog post from Ronald L. Whaley on the future of recycling. Ron is the CEO of Geo-Tech Polymers and chairman of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) Recycling Committee. For the last twenty years nothing much has changed in how plastics are recycled from an overall approach.  The majority of ...

  • Plastic recycling

    Plastics have become an integral part of our lives. Plastic constitutes about 12% of Municipal solid wastes generated in USA,a sharp increase from just 1% in 1960 to the current level. Increasing usage of plastics have created environmental issues such as increased energy and water usage, emission of greenhouse gases and finally waste disposal and health issues. Many countries are now trying to ...

  • APR Announces 2017 Plastics Recycling Showcase

    The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) recognized the innovators selected for The 2017 APR Plastics Recycling Showcase during the APR Technical Forum at the 2017 Plastics Recycling Conference in New Orleans this week.  The Showcase, developed to highlight and promote industry leading innovations that have a positive impact on plastics collection and recycling, focuses on recently ...

  • Register Now for Next Week`s APR Plastics Recycling Web Seminar

    Due to an ever growing demand for material by plastic reclaimers, APR continues to support the "Caps On" message. Historically, the perception has been that the best way to recycle a plastic bottle is with the cap off. Today, with growing markets for HDPE and PP, coupled with improved recycling technology, plastic recyclers support keeping the cap on for reclamation. Many communities have already ...

  • SSI SPOTLIGHT: Plastics & the UniShear® SR500

    This month we take a look at a Plastic recycling facility located in the USA to learn how they use their Uni-Shear® SR500 to their advantage.   "A couple key elements on this shredder were the new design features we recognized over every other shredder we've had in use prior," said Mark regarding the SR500. "The size of the hopper, the size of the rotor, the cutting angle of ...


    By SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.

  • California Regulators to Address APR and Plastics Recycling Industry

    Top Environmental Regulators from CalRecycle, California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, will discuss possible future changes in the regulatory climate impacting plastics recycling in California at The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) Spring Meeting in Sacramento, California next week.  APR, the leading international trade association representing the plastics ...

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