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The print edition of Plastics Recycling Update

The quarterly print edition of Plastics Recycling Update magazine is the premier trade journal for plastics recycling experts. It offers updates on the latest equipment and technology, details trends in the recovered resin marketplace, highlights the work of innovative reclaimers, and covers all the other critical industry news.

Print edition feature stories are available online three months after the issue is sent to subscribers. Subscribe today to stay up to date.

Current Edition

May 2017

All eyes on optical, by Jerry Powell

What comes after the slump, by Jared Paben

Economic encouragement, by Blair Pollock and Chantal Fryer

Setting up a systems solution, by Trina Matta and Dylan de Thomas

Reclaimer in Focus: Birch Plastics

November 2015

Recovered resin markets explained, by Xavier Cronin

The Oregon plastics trail, by Tim Buwalda, Christy Shelton and Editorial Staff

In My Opinion: Recycling right so we can recycle more, by Anne Johnson

Growing a market for agricultural plastics, by Ted Kaiser

Recycling policy done right, by Elisabeth Comere

Reclaimer in Focus: Denton Plastics

August 2015

The Big Apple’s big push, by Dan Leif

Identify and thrive, by Ian Robertson

Out to lunch? by Mike Verespej

Twinning the Bin, by North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Save the date for Plastics Recycling 2018

The North American plastics recycling industry’s largest conference is headed to Nashville next spring. The 13th annual gathering will bring together reclaimers, equipment companies, material processors, brokers, technology specialists, government officials and more for three days of knowledge-sharing and networking.

Plastics Recycling 2018 is set for February 19-21 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. The 2017 show drew 1,650 attendees from 40 countries, and the sold-out exhibit hall featured 200 industry businesses and groups. Expect even more excitement in 2018! Go to for more information.

Plastics Recycling 2018