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China says it will ban imports of key recovered plastics

by Colin Staub

Chinese authorities have announced the country will prohibit recycled PET, PE, PVC and PS from being imported by the end of 2017. One U.S. group said that action would have a “devastating impact” on the wider recycling sector.


Polypropylene recycling venture launches $120 million project

by Jared Paben

An innovation developed by Procter & Gamble to bolster polypropylene recovery is being put into action, with construction of an Ohio facility beginning today.

PET bale yields on the decline in Europe

by Colin Staub

European PET reclaimers have seen their average bale yield decrease from 73 percent to 68 percent in the past six years, an industry association has announced.

House proposal avoids cuts to EPA’s recycling program

by Colin Staub

House lawmakers tasked with crafting a U.S. EPA budget are standing behind the agency’s waste minimization and recycling program, which would have been defunded under the Trump administration’s fiscal plan.

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Buying in

by Mike Verespej

Plastics recycling stakeholders say they are finally seeing signals from packaging producers that indicate they see recyclability as a real concern. We take a look at what’s pushed brand owners toward this critical tipping point.

Feb. 2017 Plastics Recycling Update

Going beyond collection

by Resa Dimino

Are PET thermoforms that are placed in curbside bins actually making it to market? A trade group looks into that question and provides an update on the opportunities and challenges tied to this increasingly prevalent form of plastic packaging.

PET thermoform recycling

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