Plastics Recycling 2014: Recycling from single-stream sources

Plastics Recycling 2014: Recycling from single-stream sources

By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

Feb. 26, 2014

Balancing collection volume with quality is tough, and with single-stream curbside programs on the rise throughout the country, many MRFs and downstream processors are facing new challenges. How do collectors, recycling facilities and plastic processors at all stages of the value chain source, sort, process and sell plastics from single-stream?

Plastics Recycling 2014 will offer a session delving into the issue. With a specific look at single-stream collection and plastics processing in North Carolina and the Southeast, Scott Mouw of the North Carolina Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach, Susan Albritton of Sonoco, and Scott Saunders of KW Plastics will trace the plastics recycling process from curbside commingled collection, to MRF, to plastic recycling facility.

Don't miss Plastics Recycling 2014, to be held March 11-12 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit www.plasticsrecycling.com.

Attendees are also invited to come early and stay late for some great additional events. On the afternoon of March 10, the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) will host a technical forum. The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) will hold its winter membership meeting on March 13. And the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Environmental Division will hold the Global Plastics Environmental Conference March 12-14. Go to www.plasticsrecycling.com for more information.

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