The global nature of the business, equipment advances and packaging innovations were all covered in this year’s Association of Plastic Recyclers Plastics Recycling Showcase and Technical Forum.
A solvent-based process will be used to recover polymers from multilayer flexible packaging and fiber-reinforced plastics, and sorting technologies have been installed in New Zealand’s first PET recycling plant.
Wind turbines generate clean and renewable power, but when their blades reach end-of-life, the options – burning or landfilling – aren’t so green.
Mixed plastics and recovered carpet aren’t usually the preferred feedstock for product manufacturers. But a Texas company making wood alternatives for the construction sector is building its business around those very materials.