Plastics Recycling Update

In other news: April 13, 2016

In Other NewsA leader at composite lumber manufacturer Trex touts the benefits of recycling stretch films, and a district in Minnesota starts a program to recover more agricultural plastics.

Stretch film recycling: LLDPE stretch films are an excellent place for companies to start if they’re looking to break into the plastics recycling field, according to Dave Heglas, senior director of material resources at Trex. reports that Heglas emphasized the advantages to recycling the material at an ISRI2016 session.

Ban on bag bans: A Fort Myers, Fla. resident is calling on state leaders to lift a restriction prohibiting local governments from banning or otherwise regulating plastic bags. Jennifer Christiansen writes in The News-Press that more than 25 cities have expressed interest in regulating plastic bags for environmental reasons but are handcuffed by state law.

Ag film action: A waste management district serving rural Minnesota will begin accepting agricultural films and boat wrap plastics for recycling. The Osakis Review reports Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management will accept the materials from Pope County and Douglas County as part of a pilot project.

Financial results: Cascades Inc., a producer of recycled paper and plastic packaging, will release its 2016 first quarter financial results on May 5, the Quebec, Canada-based company announced. A conference call will be held that day to discuss the results.

Plastic to paper: Apple stores will switch from providing plastic bags to paper bags made with recycled content, according to The tech powerhouse will make the switch starting April 15.

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