Plastics Recycling Update

News from AMUT, Erema and more

Equipment suppliers AMUT and Erema wrote about a recent project installing an extrusion line for food-contact PET sheets at ALTO Packaging in New Zealand.

Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University and The Dow Chemical Company published a study titled ​“Material flows of polyurethane in the United States.”

The Canada Plastics Pact announced 15 new members.

Trex announced that Charter Next Generation (CNG) is a corporate sponsor of the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge, a nationwide effort to promote film recovery in schools.

Plastics producer Covestro and the University of Pittsburgh announced they will develop a  graduate-level “circular design” academic program at the university.

Eastman announced that beauty products company Amorepacific will use packaging made from Eastman’s Cristal Renew chemically recycled resin. 

Freepoint Eco-Systems plans to build a chemical recycling plant in Ohio capable of processing 180 million pounds of plastic per year.

French company MikaCycle launched an online marketplace for recycled plastic.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) released a report on the United States’ contribution to plastic waste in the ocean.

Chemical recycling firm Polystyvert received 3.5 million Canadian dollars (nearly $2.8 million) from the government of Canada to start a full-scale plant in Montreal, among other projects.

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