Plastics Recycling Update

Plastic ban watch

Plastic ban watch

Plastics continue to be a source of controversy and confrontation in communities across the country.

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The EPA has announced it has awarded $1.5 million in environmental education grants to 14 organizations acr

Feds target greenwashing in plastic products

Feds target greenwashing in plastic products

The Federal Trade Commission is taking square aim at greenwashing with new proposed guidelines on the proper use of degradability, compostabili

Governor Schwarzenegger signs two, vetoes two

Governor Schwarzenegger signs two, vetoes two

As the 2010 California legislative session reached its end, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed legislation that would have expanded rec

Canadian forum bridges academic, private innovation

Canadian forum bridges academic, private innovation

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is sponsoring the second Plastics Innovation Forum in British Columbia next month, where plas

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JBC International, LLC, a 5-year-old plastics recycling company with operations in Juarez, Mexico, will be Read more

Patent Watch

Patent Watch

A team of Spanish inventors lead by Claudio Fernandez Acevedo has filed Patent Application No.

Plastic export watch

Plastic export watch

The volume of plastic scrap exported in July, at 334.75 million pounds, decreased by a minute 0.1 percent from the June figure.

ASTM to revise resin codes?

ASTM to revise resin codes?

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has adopted the classic "chasing arrows" Resin Identification Code (RIC) under the newly-codified

Nampak to increase rHDPE content

Nampak to increase rHDPE content

Nampak Plastics’ plans to incorporate up to 50 percent of recycled HDPE content in its plastic milk bottles were bolstered by the results of a study it had

Plastic Disclosure Project kicks off

Plastic Disclosure Project kicks off

The Clinton Global Initiative, working in collaboration with global asset managers, corporate social responsibility organizations and marine research g

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Whole Foods offers new packaging guidelines

Whole Foods offers new packaging guidelines

EPR for residential recycling under consideration

EPR for residential recycling under consideration

Outlook good for Chinese LDPE

Outlook good for Chinese LDPE

 

UK vinyl takeback turns one

UK vinyl takeback turns one

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Duropar Technologies Inc. has filed patent No.

ACC releases new resin numbers

ACC releases new resin numbers

Resource Recycling Conference 2010: A market for non-bottle rigids?

Resource Recycling Conference 2010: A market for non-bottle rigids?

Yogurt tubs. Margarine containers. Pails and buckets. These are made from recyclable resins.

California aims to assure degradability

California aims to assure degradability

 

UK bottle recycling reaches 45 percent

UK bottle recycling reaches 45 percent

Preliminary findings from the 2010 UK Household Plastics Packaging Survey show a 6 percentage point increase in plastic bottle recycling in the UK, w

EPR for residential recycling under consideration

EPR for residential recycling under consideration

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Plastics processing firm J&A Young is opening a new facility in the UK to produce food-grade PET.

California bag ban fails

California bag ban fails

The much-ballyhooed, Governator-approved, heavily-lobbied California plastic bag ban measure late last night failed to pass the California Senate by a 14-21 tally.

EuPR reaffirms PET recycling sustainability

EuPR reaffirms PET recycling sustainability

It seems European Plastics Recyclers (EuPR) has taken issue with some of the findings of a recent Read more

The wide world of plastic bags

The wide world of plastic bags

Resource Recycling Conference 2010: Top industry editors talk shop

Resource Recycling Conference 2010: Top industry editors talk shop

WRAP report finds positive trends in U.K. plastics recycling

WRAP report finds positive trends in U.K. plastics recycling

Mohawk aims at increased diversion

Mohawk aims at increased diversion

Patent watch

Patent watch

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