CMA CGM export ship

News that shipping company CMA CGM would no longer ship certain categories of plastic scrap made waves last month. | EQRoy/Shutterstock

Major announcements by plastics reclaimers, a shipping line’s decision to stop carrying plastic scrap and more drew our readers’ clicks last month.

The list below shows our top stories published in February in terms of unique page views.

1 | Avangard to ‘cohabitate’ mechanical, chemical recycling
Avangard Innovative has become one of the first examples of a large mechanical recycling company embracing chemical recycling technologies.

2 | Evergreen acquires two more PET recycling plants
To meet growing demand, PET reclaimer Evergreen recently bought a pair of facilities and added another extruder to an expansion project.

3 | Huge shipping company will no longer move plastic waste
CMA CGM Group, the third-largest ocean shipping company in the world, announced it will no longer carry post-use plastics on its ships as of June 1.

4 | What erratic plastic pricing has meant for a major manufacturer
Using recycled plastic is good business for Advanced Drainage Systems, but recent reports and interviews make clear that it’s not always painless.

5 | Scientists develop catalytic hydrocracking for mixed plastics
A Johns Hopkins University team has developed a catalytic hydrocracking process that converts mixed plastics into the chemicals benzene, toluene and xylene.


Bomet Polymer Solutions