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Dec. 13, 2013

Researchers in California have found that a recycled PET plastic compound can be used to fight otherwise drug-resistant fungi that can cause infections in humans. With the costs of fighting such ailments on the rise, the medical community has been pushing for innovative options to address various fungal infections.

Start-up Iris Industries has started an online fundraising campaign to help fund its jeans-to-plastic innovation. The plastic, referred to as Denimite, is made after jeans are shredded and processed with a resin binder and molded into various shapes and products, including jewelry and phone cases.

Sims Municipal Recycling has opened its much-publicized, $110 million container MRF in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, New York. The facility, which The New York Times called "a grace note for a gritty business" in a recent architecture review, will handle New York City's curbside recycling haul, taking in all of the city's residential metal, glass and plastic recyclables. It has a capacity of 1,000 tons per day.

 

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