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Chinese authorities seize 85,000 tons in ‘Sword’ raid

by Colin Staub

Thousands of tons of materials were seized during a raid in the Chinese province of Guangdong last week. It’s the latest enforcement action taken as part of China’s ongoing campaign to combat low-quality recovered-material imports.

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The big upsides from breaking down bales

by Dan Leif and Colin Staub

Data-management technology, export uncertainties and competition in the market have pushed plastic-bale auditing to new heights in North America. And the proliferation of material information carries larger possibilities for plastics recycling as a whole.


CalRecycle pushes rPET with $4 million in loans

by Colin Staub

Two large operations involved in PET recovery in Southern California will receive assistance from a state agency in expanding or bringing facilities on-line.

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Plastics Recycling 2018 will bring together plastics reclaimers, equipment manufacturers, brand owners, brokers, government officials and leading sustainability voices from around the globe to deepen connections and push the plastics recycling sector forward.

Plastics Recycling 2018


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.

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