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Polyethylene film recycling plant coming to Minnesota

Published: May 4, 2022
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Stacks of rolled plastic film for recycling.

A number of prominent names are financing Myplas USA’s first U.S. polyethylene film recycling plant, to be located in Rogers, Minn., outside of Minneapolis. | Joyce Blessthink/Shutterstock

Brand owners and other private and public entities are investing millions of dollars into a plastic reclaimer’s project to build a 170,000-square-foot film recycling facility in the Upper Midwest.

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LDPE recycling firm Circulus plans ambitious rollout

Published: December 15, 2021
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Circulus facility interior.

The processing line at Circulus gives the company the ability to easily switch between processing LDPE, PP and HDPE, although its initial primary focus is on LDPE film. | Courtesy of Circulus

A film recycling company that recently opened its first facility in California aims to launch two additional plants in the U.S. next year, with more on the way in the future.

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NOVA and film producer increase post-consumer resin use

Published: November 3, 2021
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Nova Chemicals line of PCR.

NOVA Chemicals noted that rising demand for recycled resin is tied to consumer buying preferences. | Courtesy of NOVA Chemicals

NOVA Chemicals is expanding its PCR business to produce resin made with more recycled plastic, which will be supplied to Charter Next Generation for use in a range of non-food flexible film applications.

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Trex to spend $400 million on third PE recycling plant

Published: October 27, 2021
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Closeup of Trex composite flooring installed in a restaurant.

Trex will invest $400 million over five years in a recycling and production site at the Port of Little Rock. | Courtesy of Trex

Already the largest scrap film recycler in the U.S., Trex is set to build a large polyethylene recycling and composite lumber production campus in Little Rock, Ark.

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Trex CEO: Recycled plastic demand will stay strong

Published: September 29, 2021
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Trex product installed in residential yard.

Trex brings in plastic from multiple sources, primarily material coming out of commercial and industrial environments. | Courtesy of Trex

The leader of composite decking manufacturer Trex shared insights on recycled polyethylene markets and sourcing channels in an interview this week.

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Bag giant used 4% post-consumer resin in 2020

Published: August 11, 2021
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Retail plastic bags by a checkout station.

Novolex reported that the company’s percentage of post-consumer resin used in 2020 was flat compared with 2019.| RosaLin Zhen Zhen / Shutterstock

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.

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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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