At least three critical issues confront the European PET recycling market, and one of them is having a profound impact on HDPE recovery.
Adding a thermal densifying unit helped improve the economics of expanded polystyrene recycling in Cochrane, Alberta. It increased the density and ability to ship, improving marketability.
Logistics experts predict the current low costs of moving recyclables from processing plants to end-use mills will continue through the end of the year.
Leading executives involved in European plastics recycling convened in Portugal in mid-June to address the current state of affairs and to look into the future of the industry.