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June 13, 2014

Pennsylvania-based CPG International is now using about 1.5 million pounds per year of recovered PP in the manufacture of pavers. The Azek brand of residential pavers comes in five colors and is injection molded from a mix of recycled commercial tire rubber and PP.

Car maker Ford is looking to another of the country's biggest companies to produce plastic from – you probably didn't guess it – tomato waste. Pittsburgh-based ketchup titan Heinz has provided Ford researchers with apparently valuable tomato scraps – stems, peels and seeds – and initial results indicate that an alternative, tomato-based plastic could hold up as a viable option for future Ford parts.

In a story in Plastics News this week, the CEO of Illinois-based plastic recycling firm MRC Polymers says the company, which already logs annual sales of $40 million, wants to double in size over the next five years. Part of the growth strategy involves relocating headquarters to a larger space in the community of Romeoville.

 

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