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Curbside plastic prices see varying trends in June

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Color HDPE dropped 10% in value this month, while other plastic grades remained steady or saw slight increases.

Plastics Recycling Markets

Thinking outside the sustainability box

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Collaboration between all parts of the plastic value chain is necessary to advance sustainability goals, and four companies at the 2024 Plastics Recycling Conference showed how they’re embodying that idea. 

Brand owners announce targets for next five years

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The U.S. Plastics Pact this week unveiled the goals its signatories will strive for during the next five years. Most of the goals build on the efforts over the past five years, and the group’s target date to hit 30% average recycled content has been extended from 2025 to 2030.

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FROM THE PRINT EDITION

Greater measurement for better management

by Nina Bellucci Butler and Stacey Luddy

Elevating recycling rates and building a circular economy requires more collaboration and overcoming the challenges in data management to drive solutions.

A fresh outlook for PET thermoform

by Charles David Mathieu-Poulin

A research project tests the ability of a PET reclaimer to process PET thermoforms.

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Approaching the PCR compliance wall

by Michael Washburn

Deadlines for recycled content compliance in various states are coming soon and the industry is set up to fail.

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FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY

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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