Novolex, a major recycler and producer of plastic bags, recently reported that the pandemic created a “challenging PCR environment” last year. But the company sees signs for demand on the horizon.
Three virgin plastics producers expand their recycled-resin offerings, and a chemically recycled copolyester finds a home in Tupperware food and drink containers.
Two film suppliers recently expanded their offerings with recycled-content films. Meanwhile, an Australian project began producing a concrete-alternative from post-consumer flexible packaging.
A major end user of recovered PE film has completed a multi-year $200 million investment by opening a new facility in Virginia. The expansion is part of a strategy to increase production capacity by 70%.