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Global companies make recycled plastic moves

Published: April 14, 2021
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Selection of recycled-content plastic products from Tupperware Brands Corporation

Eastman is now supplying its Tritan Renew brand recycled resin to Tupperware Brands Corporation, which is using it to produce containers. | Courtesy of Tupperware Brands Corporation.

Three virgin plastics producers expand their recycled-resin offerings, and a chemically recycled copolyester finds a home in Tupperware food and drink containers.

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Collector and broker adds e-plastics processing line

Published: April 7, 2021
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Closeup of collected e-scrap for recycling.

A 100,000-square-foot facility in Spain will have the capacity to process more than 50 million pounds of e-plastics per year. | sonsart/Shutterstock

Spanish plastics recycling operation Fosimpe will enter the mixed-plastics processing sector in the coming weeks, driven not only by the global regulatory environment but by greater public interest in domestic material processing.

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CARE reaches legal settlement with California regulators

Published: March 31, 2021
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Old carpet cut and rolled for disposal.

California regulators had fined the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), accusing the stewardship group of failing to improve carpet recycling performance over several years. | optimarc/Shutterstock

A stewardship group will pay over $1 million in penalties for failing to meet California’s carpet recycling requirements, according to state officials.

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Details on a Canadian e-plastics operation

Published: February 17, 2021
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Inside the BoMet facility.

BoMET is one of a number of North American companies that saw that opportunity and are investing to expand their e-plastics processing capacity. | Courtesy of BoMET Polymer Solutions

BoMET Polymer Solutions is actively sourcing e-plastics from electronics recycling firms for the company’s Ontario processing facility, where it produces pellets and regrind for sale to manufacturers.

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End user in Southeast expands mixed-plastic capacity

Published: February 17, 2021
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Reviewing business documents at a desk.

IntegriCo describes itself as a leader in the composite industrial products manufacturing industry. | Rei Imagine/Shutterstock

IntegriCo, which processes recovered plastics into composite rail ties, is adding new product lines and increasing its recycled material consumption.

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How a pyrolysis firm handles EnergyBag plastics

Published: January 27, 2021
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Nexus truck and tanks.

The CEO of Nexus Fuels told Plastics Recycling Update how his company uses its pyrolysis technology to convert the mix of post-consumer plastics collected at the curb into chemical and wax products. | Nexus Fuels

For the past two years, difficult-to-recycle plastics have been collected in Cobb County, Ga. through the Hefty EnergyBag program. A downstream processor recently described what happens to that material.

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Electronics recycling company installs e-plastics sorting system

Published: January 20, 2021
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URT's plastic recycling line.

With a capacity of 6,000 pounds per hour, URT’s system was designed to handle the amount of shredded e-plastic generated in URT’s Janesville, Wis. plant on a single shift. | Courtesy of URT.

URT has installed equipment at its Wisconsin headquarters allowing the electronics recycling company to produce clean e-plastic fractions for sale to domestic buyers.

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Prime producers partner up on PS chemical recycling facility

Published: September 30, 2020
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Closeup of a PS #6 recycling symbol.

A leader with AmSty recently explained how polystyrene is uniquely suited for pyrolysis processing. | Daniel Fung/Shutterstock

INEOS Styrolution and AmSty are working with an emerging processor on an Illinois pyrolysis plant to convert polystyrene into a feedstock for new products.

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Carpet recovery developments in California

Published: September 16, 2020
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Carpets rolled for recycling.

During the second quarter of 2020, CARE held the recycling rate steady at 19.8% in California. | optimarc/Shutterstock

California’s carpet recycling program achieved a substantial increase in the recycling rate last year, but the number still fell short of a target in state law.

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