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Film end user boasts greater sales

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Trex uses about 500 million pounds of recovered polyethylene film and sawdust to make composite lumber each year. | Photo courtesy of Trex online product gallery.

Trex, which uses recovered polyethylene film to make composite wood products, boosted its sales and profits in 2019.

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Plastic recycled-content bills move ahead in Washington

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The Washington legislature passed a bill prohibiting retailers from providing single-use plastic bags and requiring reusable bags have  post-consumer content. | anystock/Shutterstock

Washington state lawmakers will send the governor a bill mandating use of recycled plastic in beverage bottles. They also passed a bill banning thin plastic bags and mandating recycled content in thicker reusable bags.

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Avangard details its upcoming PCR projects

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Avangard plans to bring a Mexico City-area facility on-line at the end of the fourth quarter of 2020 or early in the first quarter of 2021. | taniascamera/Shutterstock

After opening a film recycling facility in the Houston area, Avangard Innovative will develop a similar processing site in the Mexico City area, the company’s CEO said.

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Bag producers sign voluntary recycled content pledge

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Bag producers pledged to support municipal programs in educating the public on proper bag recycling. | Ivanova Tetyana/Shutterstock

A coalition of bag manufacturers is committing to use more recycled plastic in the coming years. Recycling stakeholders are reacting to the pledge, which will include both post-consumer and post-industrial resin.

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Brand owner trials film-on-the-side curbside recycling

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Curbside film recycling in N.J.

Through the Bradley Beach, N.J. partnership, SC Johnson is providing financial support to assist with infrastructure costs. | Courtesy of SC Johnson

SC Johnson recently launched a pilot curbside film collection program in a small New Jersey community. Rather than mix film into existing single-stream recycling, the program has residents use a dedicated container.

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Mixed rigids and film recycling sites to open next year

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PreZero Polymers’ Jurupa Valley, Calif. campus, which is set to open early next year, will process post-consumer film. | Image courtesy of PreZero US

A joint venture is set to launch two U.S. processing plants for hard-to-recycle plastics in 2020, bringing new outlets for lower-grade materials. Investments in the projects will total at least $90 million. Continue Reading

Three plastic scrap end users report finances

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Three U.S. manufacturers that use large amounts of recovered PET, PE film and HDPE recently reported their quarterly financial results. | Freedomz/Shutterstock

Unifi, Trex and Greystone Logistics, U.S. manufacturers that use large amounts of recycled plastic, recently released their quarterly results. Unifi and Trex reported income growth. Continue Reading

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