Plastics Recycling Update

News from Avient Corporation, Sierra International Machinery and more

Industry Announcements

Packaging manufacturer Arkansas Poly & Printing partnered with wood-alternative decking company Trex Company to send its post-industrial and post-consumer resin-based packaging products to Trex for use in its composite decking. 

Avient Corporation is expanding its portfolio of Complēt REC long fiber reinforced composites using recycled resin. launched its full-service digital platform for buying and selling sustainable commodities at scale, starting with a focus on recycled plastics.

Circulate Capital published its 2021 year in review, reporting it prevented 30,300 tons of plastic pollution leakage, among other accomplishments.

New Hampshire passed a law that will regulate chemical recycling as a manufacturing operation rather than solid waste disposal, making it the 19th state to do so. 

RecyClass published a design book clarifying the concepts of recyclability and design for recycling. 

SABIC, Heinz, Tesco and Berry partnered in a closed-loop recycling trial in the U.K. that will turn flexible plastic packaging collected from Tesco stores into PP for reuse in the brands’ packaging. 

Sierra International Machinery is adding a 24,000-square-foot expansion to their manufacturing facility in Jesup, Ga., due to demand for the Sierra REB line of two-ram balers and conveyors. 

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