Plastics Recycling Update

News from Blackrock Plastics, Vecoplan and more

Industry Announcements

Advanced Drainage Systems, one of the largest plastics reclaimers in the U.S., signed a commitment to pursue “Science Based Targets” to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Science Based Targets initiative is a partnership between the Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Bank of America will use at least 80% recycled plastic for all its credit and debit cards starting in 2023, eliminating use of an estimated 235 tons of virgin plastic annually. 

Charleston, S.C.-based Blackrock Plastics, a trader of post-industrial plastics, expanded its office in response to increased business demand. 

CVS Health joined the World Wildlife Fund’s “ReSource: Plastic” project as principal retail member. 

Henkel launched a liquid laundry detergent in a bottle made from 100% recycled plastic. 

Stadler and Krones partnered to design and install a sorting and washing plant for Kunststoff Recycling Grünstadt in Germany. The plant can produce 30,000 tons of recycled resin a year. 

Teknor Apex Company, a thermoplastics compounder, will use UBQ Materials‘ recycled-content composite material in its latest line of thermoplastic elastomers. 

Industrial shredder company Vecoplan opened a facility in Eastvale, Calif., to more efficiently serve customers in the region.

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