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Exports tumble and ‘ungodly demand’ boosts HDPE prices

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Scrap plastic exports fell to their lowest level in recent history, but domestic markets continue to be hungry for recycled resin, particularly natural HDPE. | BEST BACKGROUNDS/Shutterstock

Overseas appetite for post-consumer scrap plastic dwindled in the third quarter. But on the domestic side, the value of recovered natural HDPE has skyrocketed and RPET demand remains strong. Continue Reading

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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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Here’s who recently received FDA recycling letters

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A number of companies received approval to use their recycling technology to produce recycled plastic for use in food and drink packaging.| Somsak21/Shutterstock

A company was given the go-ahead to recycle post-consumer PET into multi-layer reheatable food trays. Meanwhile, a global packaging company was OK’d to recycle LDPE films into reusable bags.

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Reclaimer gets food-contact nod for OceanBound plastics

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As of early this year, Envision Plastics was on track to meet its goal of recycling 10 million pounds of OceanBound plastic over two years. | Damsea/Shutterstock

Envision Plastics says it received the first FDA letter allowing litter recovered from coastal areas in developing countries to be recycled into food and drink packaging.

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