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  • Vikoz Makes Plastic Recycling Easy by Purchasing Scrap Plastic Anywhere in the U.S. or Canada

    Vikoz Enterprises is now purchasing plastic scrap for recycling anywhere in the United States and Canada. In a day and age when plastic products are found in nearly everything we use on a daily basis, the disposal of discarded plastic materials and plastic scrap has become a major environmental concern, and in today’s “green” society the proper recycling of ...


    By Vikoz Enterprises Inc.

  • Plastics in the Marine Environment

    An ongoing study of biodegradation rates of polymers has led to the development of a new ASTM International standard, D7473, Test Method for Weight Attrition of Plastic Materials in the Marine Environment by Open System Aquarium Incubations. The new standard is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D20.96 on Environmentally Degradable ...


    By ASTM International

  • Anniversary savings: $1,000 off purchase of briquette press in February

    Welcome to another issue of WEIMA's Crushing News - the one e-newsletter that keep you up to date on WEIMA and the latest news in size reduction equipment. 2009 marks the 10th anniversary for WEIMA America, and we plan to celebrate by offering special savings opportunities throughout the year - starting right here. To celebrate WEIMA America's 10 year anniversary, we are offering $1,000 off the ...


  • Smart Plastic Packaging Can Reduce the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Food Waste

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The month of August has 50 recognized holidays and national observances surrounding food, including National S'mores Day, National Lemonade Day and National Ice Cream Sandwich day. Despite all of the attention devoted to celebrating America's favorite foods, billions of pounds of food are ...


    By Plastics Make it Possible

  • Modernizing the Plastics Resin Identification Code

    A revised ASTM International standard on the Resin Identification Code, which details the labeling system for post-consumer plastics, is designed to provide for a more effective use of the system. Stakeholders across the recycling industry will gain a valuable assist from a newly revised ASTM International standard that helps manage the end of life of plastic materials. That assist comes ...


    By ASTM International

  • Image Microsystems Acquires New Facility Dedicated to e-Waste Plastic Recycling and MicroStrate(R) Sign Substrate Manufacturing

    Image Microsystems -- a leading provider of technology restoration, reverse logistics, e-waste recycling, and MicroStrate® recycled products manufacturing -- today announced they have acquired a new facility in Kyle, Texas. The new 100,000 square foot plant will augment their asset recovery, recycling, and MicroStrate® sign substrate manufacturing capabilities. The announcement is being made in ...


    By Marketwire

  • Scotland launches £5 million plastic recycling fund

    Zero Waste Scotland is launching a £5 million capital grant scheme to develop plastics recycling infrastructure in the country. The scheme was launched on 26 February on behalf of the Scottish Government as part of its Zero Waste Scotland programme. The money will be awarded to facilities capable of sorting, recycling and ...

  • Expert input to BIR Plastics Committee meeting

    United States: A wealth of international experience and expertise will be available to the BIR world recycling organisation's Plastics Committee meeting taking place in the US city of Miami on June 4.The debate will cover challenges and opportunities in plastics recycling worldwide, with a specific focus on the US market. In addition, an assessment of current and future market trends will include ...


    By Recycling International

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Holistic approach needed to reduce consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags

    Reducing plastic carrier bag consumption in different EU Member States requires different approaches and combinations of measures, according to a new study. The authors studied consumption and littering levels across Europe in relation to national plastic bag consumption reduction policy options, and found that there is not one specific solution for both of these factors, nor a single solution ...

  • ASTM D6394 - 11 Standard Specification for Sulfone Plastics (SP)

    This specification covers the classification of sulfone plastics suitable for injection molding and extrusion. It is intended to be a means of calling out sulfone plastics used in the fabrication of end items or parts. Sulfone polymers, being thermoplastic, are reprocessable and recyclable. All of the sulfone polymers which are under this ...


    By ASTM International

  • ITEC Environmental Group, Inc. to Change Its Name to ECO2 Plastics, Inc.

    New Name to Emphasize Ecological Recycling Process — ECO2 Combines Liquid CO2 and a Biodegradable Organic Solvent in a Unique Process to Recycle Plastic SAN FRANCISCO -- ITEC Environmental Group, (ITEC.OB), the ecofriendly recycling company that is changing the way plastics are recycled world wide, today announces it will change its name to ECO2 Plastics, Inc. It is expected that the ...


    By ECO2 Plastics

  • WRAP survey shows positivity for recovered paper and plastic UK-China exports

    Chinese recovered paper and plastic imports from the UK are looking more positive according to a survey commissioned by the Waste & Resources Action Programme. The China Market Sentiment survey is the first of its kind conducted among Chinese reprocessors. WRAP ...

  • Companies Urged To Disclose Data On Plastic To Cut Pollution And Improve Resource Efficiency

    Companies could become more sustainable by improving the way they measure, manage and report the amount of plastic they use in their business operations and supply chains, according to ground-breaking new research by the Plastic Disclosure Project, the UN Environment Programme and natural capital analysts Trucost. The report, entitled Valuing plastic: the business case for ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Increase the recovery of waste materials

    As part of Waste Reduction Week, which was in full swing until October 27, we are inviting everyone, both individuals and organizations (industries, businesses and institutions), to celebrate the event by incorporating the 4Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle and recover) into their daily activities. Cascades has made a commitment to do just that, by setting a target in ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Chinese waste treated with European technology

    Another pre-treatment plant for household waste was ordered for the south-east of China from the Austrian-German technology firm REDWAVE. By using mechanical biological treatment (MBT) it will dry and sort the waste for a local waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. The capacity of the facility will amount to 650,000 tons annualy respectively 1,800 tons per day. The purchaser of the plant is a private ...

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