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ADS purchased 540 million pounds PCR in 2023


Advanced Drainage Systems continues to be a heavyweight in the recycled plastic arena, buying 540 million pounds of recycled material in 2023 and consuming a quarter of the pigmented HDPE bottles recovered in the United States.

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APR updates design guide with on-pack labeling tips


The Association of Plastic Recyclers’ Global Design Catalog just got a facelift, bringing its design recommendations in line with the most recent recyclability requirements. 


Empty PET bottles for recycling.

Quebec implements EPR for agricultural plastics


The province of Quebec is rolling out a plan to divert more agricultural plastics through an extended producer responsibility program. 

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The cost of transformation

by Scott Mouw and Cody Marshall

A major industry report indicates investment of $17 billion is needed to fully optimize municipal recycling in the U.S. Here’s a look at how that number was determined.

How to hit the targets

by Dan Felton

With brand owner goals for recycled plastic usage increasingly common, a study from one industry group evaluates supply and demand realities for plastic resins, offering considerations to push progress on PCR.


Reclaimer in Focus: PlastiCycle

by Marissa Heffernan

PlastiCycle is set to double its processing capacity and invest in a wash line as part of a $6 million expansion project.

Inside the PlastiCycle facility.

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A new approach to sorting PET and more at MRFs

by Jared Paben

An autonomous system developed by Bulk Handling Systems is really more of a sorting loop than a sorting line.

BHS container sorting loop rendering.

PP grant brings robot to a facility’s sorting line

by Jared Paben

With a little help from The Recycling Partnership’s Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, a Fresno-based MRF has entered the world of robotics.

AMP Robotics installation team.

How a de-dusting system cleaned up RPET sheets

by Jared Paben

Specialized equipment is reducing the presence of gels in rPlanet Earth’s RPET sheets, allowing the Southern California-based reclaimer to sell them for higher prices.

Pelletron De-Duster installed on site.

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