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News from Mumford Industries, Oceana and more

Advanced Drainage Systems joined Cyclyx International, a consortium-based company aiming to increase the recycling rate of plastic to 90%.

Plastics recycling equipment provider EREMA Group closed the 2021-22 financial year with a 17% increase in revenue, shipping out 220 extruders. 

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced that senior vice president Holly Arthur has been promoted to chief operating officer. 

Loop Industries announced a multi-year agreement with French food group Danone to supply Loop-branded RPET resin from a planned plant in Bécancour, Quebec. 

S.C. reclaimer Mumford Industries is planning a $2 million expansion in Greenwood County.

Ocean Conservancy launched a revamped app called Clean Swell, which allows volunteers to record data on litter they remove from beaches and waterways. 

A study commissioned by Oceana and conducted by Eunomia Research and Consulting found that if the top five beverage companies meet their pledges to use PCR, the pledges would only reduce aquatic pollution from single-use plastic bottles by 7%. 

The Prince William Sound Stewardship Foundation (PWSSF) launched a recycling project to collect the shrink wrap from winterized boats and partnered with PKS Consulting’s new company Alaska Plastics Recovery to recycle the plastic into plastic lumber.

Chemical company Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) introduced LNP ELCRIN WF0061BiQ resin, a polybutylene terephthalate resin produced from ocean-bound PET bottles.

 

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