Two publicly traded firms making lumber and decking materials from recycled plastic and wood had differing financial results in the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2016.
Montreal-based Loop Industries is working to commercialize its heatless, pressureless PET depolymerization technology after raising millions of dollars from investors earlier this year.
A growing Oregon-based company that makes injection molded plastic carriers for the food and beverage industry has been steadily boosting its use of post-consumer recycled content in recent years.
The assets from shuttered plastics reclaimer Entropex will be purchased by the founders of two major Canadian recycling companies.
The plastics recycling sector has recently felt heavy pressure amid price swings in the virgin market. But a leader at one reclaimer says that value conversation may sometimes overshadow another significant issue: getting ahold of enough quality material.
The U.S. recycling rate for HDPE bottles dropped slightly in 2015, while the rate for PP bottles increased noticeably. Continue Reading
Major consumer brands say they could use nearly 300 million pounds of post-consumer polypropylene for non-food-contact applications over the next few years.
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.
An upcoming update to the RIOS certification will include stronger health and safety requirements and a greater focus on the global recycling industry.