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  • 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

  • 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

  • Plastics Recycling? There`s an App for That

    A new app hopes to create an obsession out of tossing plastic packaging into virtual – and real world – recycling bins.   To encourage more plastics recycling, Plastics Make it Possible®, an initiative sponsored by the ...


    By Plastics Make it Possible

  • Don’t allow recycling of plastics that contain toxic phthalate DEHP, warn MEPs

    The EU Commission should not authorise the recycling of plastics that contain the banned softener diethylhexyl phthalate (DHEP), to make soft PVC items such as footwear and floor coverings, because it poses a reproductive toxicity threat to exposed workers and could render their male foetuses sterile, says a non-binding resolution adopted by Parliament on Wednesday. “It is not ...


    By European Parliament

  • 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

  • In with recycled plastic bricks, out with cement

    Recycling has been around for ages, but it wasn't until the 1970s that drop-off recycling centres emerged, and the late 1980s that doorstep collection began. While the existing recycling process is crucial to dealing with the growing amount of waste we produce, researchers are looking for alternative solutions. A group from Spain, Latvia and Lithuania says it is now ready to launch a green ...

  • 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 ...

  • Alliance formed to promote better use and recycling of plastics

    The three major trade associations for the plastics industry in the U.S. and Canada today announced plans to formalize existing collaboration on programs and initiatives that benefit the North American industry. The Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association and SPI:  The Plastics Industry Trade Association will continue working together ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • A Behind-The-Scenes-Look at Plastic Bottle Recycling

    In North America, water bottles account for more than 2 million tons of waste each year. Recycling (polyethylene terephthalate) PET plastics – a popular plastic for food and non-food products – can help improve the recycling value chain by allowing things like plastic bottles be recycled back into other plastic containers. To help facilitate the recycling of PET, Avery Dennison ...


    By Avery Dennison Corporation

  • New mixed plastics recycling on trial in Bristol

    A new doorstep collection trial for mixed plastics which aims to collect as much as 774 tonnes in a year has started in Bristol. The trial scheme is being run by Bristol City Council in conjunction with its waste contractor SITA, and will initially target around 17,500 homes across the city. Residents have been provided with a specially designed waterproof sack for them to put the plastics in, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Axion Polymers closing the Chinese plastic recycling loop

    Axion Polymers is blazing a trail for greater recycled content in plastic goods destined for European and Chinese markets by developing exports of fully and part-processed polymers to manufacturers and OEMs in China who can then demonstrate low-carbon credentials. The Salford-based plastics recycler was named a Finalist in the recent UKTI’s North West China Rising Star Awards for ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Axion: Laying down markers for plastic packaging recycling

    New developments in marker technologies for sorting plastic packaging should not be viewed as ‘the answer’ to increasing recycling rates, however they could be valuable in other ways leading to higher quality and value in recycling, suggests Axion Consulting. While methods to detect different polymer types, such as fluorescent pigments and digital watermarks, offer exciting potential ...

  • PET Container Recycling Rate up to 29% for 2010

    The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), and the PET Resin Association (PETRA) announced today the release of the “2010 Report on Post Consumer PET Container Recycling Activity” and a 2010 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) container recycling rate of 29%. This is the seventh ...

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