PET Recycling News

  • 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 ...

  • New solution for separating single-layer PET trays from PET bottles

    TOMRA has made it possible to separate single-layer PET trays from PET bottles, enhancing the previous capability of its AUTOSORT machine to separate multi-layer trays. This breakthrough is commercially significant because small but critical differences in the chemical properties of PET food trays and PET bottles mean that they have to be separated for equivalent-product recycling. The key to ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • TOMRA Japan receives the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry 3R Prize

    In selecting TOMRA Japan for the prize, the 3R Promotion Council pointed to the new way in which both consumers and retailers engage in recycling using TOMRA reverse vending machines. It noted the use of advanced sensor technology in the machines to ensure high quality PET materials in the recycling loop, and the built-in compaction units that help increase storage capacity and reduce the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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

  • Register Now for the 2017 APR Plastics Recycling Educational Webinar Series

    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 long-term growth and development of plastics recycling by providing the leadership and tools necessary to support the sustainability of the industry. Innovation drives the growth of recycling, and is ...

  • Register Now for the 2017 APR Plastics Recycling Educational Webinar Series

    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 long-term growth and development of plastics recycling by providing the leadership and tools necessary to support the sustainability of the industry. Innovation drives the growth of recycling, and is ...

  • 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 ...

  • Avery Dennison® helps Coca-Cola European partners to recycle 70 tonnes of pet waste annually

    Avery Dennison has collaborated with partners throughout the supply chain namely Viridor and PET UK, to help Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) reduce waste, costs, and the carbon footprint of Smartwater production in the United Kingdom According to Joe Franses, director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners: “This example shows how we can ...


    By Avery Dennison Corporation

  • Rapid Oxygen permeation analysis of PET bottles

    Our team of Technical Sales Managers are looking forward to participating at the K plastics and rubber trade fair next week and showcasing our range of permeation and headspace gas analysers to the many visitors who attend from all over the world. We are particular enthusiastic to introduce the new DualPerm oxygen / water vapour permeation station and to display our multiple bottle oxygen ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Vimal Plastics uses Drystar Copolyester to Deliver Flexibility and Performance

    Vimal Plastics has been a leading producer of extrusion blow molded (EBM) containers for the cosmetic and personal care industry for more than two decades. Vimal applies the processing and performance characteristics of Eastman Drystar 0603* copolyester (PETG) to continue to meet customer needs. Before Vimal discovered the flexibility available with extrusion blow molded Drystar, the ...


    By Eastman Chemical Company

  • Meet the New Generation of Extrusion and Melt Filtration Technology from MAS at K 2016

    Austrian extrusion machinery manufacturer MAS Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Schulz GmbH MAS has established itself as a supplier of unconventional but proven technologies that save space and energy, and allow its customers to now do things that were previously not possible. To mark its 10th anniversary, MAS will introduce an entirely new corporate identity in combination with a new machine design for ...


    By eFACTOR3 LLC

  • Chicago Soap Factory aims towards environmental-friendly recycling goals

    Environmentally-friendly cleaning products Method Home is known for their environmentally-friendly household cleaning products, but their dedication to resource preservation throughout the entire production process is not as widely recognized. Their factory, called the Soapbox, is situated on Chicago's South side, and the exterior is covered in an array of brightly colored awnings ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Brothers Drinks Co. Ltd. Wins FINAT End-user Recycling Award

    Brothers Drinks Co. Ltd. has won the 2016 FINAT End-user Recycling Award for its involvement in a PET liner recycling programme, set up by Avery Dennison and PET UK. PET is by far the most recycled plastic material in Europe, with the equivalent of more than 66 billion bottles recycled in 2014. However, recycling silicone-coated PET liner is more complex and challenging, and was achieved in ...


    By Avery Dennison Corporation

  • Rescue Restaurant Leftovers

    Food waste is the single largest component of disposed U.S. municipal solid waste. In fact, 40% of food generated in the United States is wasted. One place where consumers are not always sure how to handle their uneaten food is in restaurants. We know the best case is to bring along your own reusable containers for any leftovers, but sometimes that isn’t possible or you may not ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • More than 100 tons per day at COOP in Schafisheim (CH)

    At COOP’s new distribution centre in Schafisheim, 30 minutes east of Zürich in Switzerland, it is now time for start-up of the system for processing of packaging materials and waste from COOP’s stores in the catchment area. The baling system that a.a. includes 4 Presona balers has been installed by Hunkeler Systeme AG, Presona´s distributor in Switzerland. According ...


    By Presona AB

  • Brothers Drinks saves 1.5 million square metres of label liner waste from incineration with the Avery Dennison and PET UK recycling scheme

    PET is by far the most recycled plastic material in Europe, with the equivalent of over 66 billion bottles recycled in 2014. However, recycling siliconised PET liner is more complex and challenging, and was achieved in Europe only last year, when Avery Dennison reached out to PET UK in Scotland. Such recycling offers converters and brand owners an opportunity to move towards a more circular ...


    By Avery Dennison Corporation

  • Minnesota based Materials Processing Corporation Files Bankruptcy

    Materials Processing Corp. (MPC) the Minnesota Electronics Recycling company has shut down in the wake of state fines for improper storage of 5 million pounds of crushed cathode ray tubes last year.  The Star Tribune reported earlier; MPC CEO David Kutoff, who could ...

  • 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

  • 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

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