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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

Fall 2020

Room for flexibility? A special section looking at how the recycling industry is grappling with flexible film:

  • Drop-off takeaways, by Kelly Cramer
  • Real-world test, by Beth Coddington

The whole package, by Calvin Lakhan

Technical assessment, by Ron Cascone and Marisabel Dolan

Data Sort: Tracking the growing variety of products made with PCR

Facility Focus: City of Lethbridge Material Recovery Facility

First Person Perspective: Reverse vending machines can help our industry reverse collection struggles

Fall 2020 Cover of Plastics Recycling Update magazine

Past Editions

Summer 2020

Enhancing and expanding, by Jared Paben

Steps to CircularityA special section exploring the practical steps and developing frameworks needed to achieve a more circular economy

  • Taking on the system, by Ali Blandina
  • The local approach, by Kevin Dooley, Jacob Bethem, William Campbell and Carole Mars

Maximize your retrofit, by Patrick Hudson

Data Sort: A growing preference for segregated material among buyers

First Person Perspective: How packaging decisions can make a big impact on food waste

Reclaimer in Focus: PreZero