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About Jared Paben

Jared PabenJared Paben has been a staff writer and photographer at Resource Recycling since December 2014. Most of his earlier career was spent as a reporter for the daily newspaper in Bellingham, Wash., but he also has experience working for the Oregon volunteerism commission and for Oregon nonprofits serving low-income populations. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Hospital trial looks to cure woes in flexible plastics recycling

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hospital plasticsResearchers will use compatibilizers to determine what kind of properties they can achieve when recycling multi-material flexible plastics from hospitals. Their work will help determine recycling options for a substantial portion of the health care plastics waste stream.

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Why a virgin plastics giant entered the recycling business

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The QCP recycled plastics facility in the Netherlands is now partially owned by prime plastic producer LyondellBasell.

LyondellBasell, one of biggest plastic and chemical companies on the planet, has stepped into the plastics recycling sector for the first time. A high-level executive recently explained what drove the decision.

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