Feb. 21, 2014
Teaneck, New Jersey's Aetrex Worldwide, Inc. was awarded Patent No. 8,653,151, which describes a method of making items out of granulated rubber or plastics.
Sodegaura-shi, Japan's Idemitsu Unitech Co. Ltd. was given Patent Application No. 20140037974 for a method of producing transparent multi-layer plastic sheet from recycled material.
Patent Application No. 20140041339, describing a baler of recyclable materials, was given to Wingfield, Australia's Enviro Bale Pty Ltd.
An at-home compactor for recyclables is the subject of Patent Application No. 20140041538, given to Vijay Parmar from Langenburg, California.
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