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CarbonLite starts pelletizing material from caps and labels

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CarbonLite's Reading, Pa. facility exterior at night.

CarbonLite’s 270,000-square-foot Reading, Pa. facility will eventually have the annual capacity to process 140 million pounds of post-consumer PET. | Courtesy of CarbonLite.

A major PET reclaimer has entered the polyolefins recycling business. The company also recently began production at a large facility in Pennsylvania.

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KW invests in processing equipment amid pandemic

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KW’s recycled PP paint can manufacturing operation, KW Container, has experienced increased sales during the pandemic. | Photo courtesy of KW

Supply and demand realities for key curbside plastics are evolving fast during the coronavirus pandemic, and they’ve led one major plastics recycling company to adjust operationally. Continue Reading

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WM offers a snapshot of today’s reclaimer market

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Baled plastics for recycling.

Waste Management issued its September 2020 “Report on Recycling” to identify gaps in U.S. plastics recycling infrastructure, among other goals. | Natallia Boroda/Shutterstock

A recent report from the nation’s largest waste and recycling hauler reviews the current state of reclamation capacity for PET, HDPE and PP in the U.S.

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Virgin plastic company signs deals with Merlin

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Inside the Merlin Plastics facility.

Merlin Plastics currently produces non-food-contact recycled HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE and PP, as well as RPET approved for use in food and drink packaging. | Courtesy of NOVA Chemicals.

NOVA Chemicals will provide financing to Merlin Plastics to help the reclaimer produce food-contact recycled HDPE. Then, NOVA will buy up to 30 million pounds of the PCR per year.

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Technical takeaways from two industry experts

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Two industry veterans recently spoke about scrap plastics supply conditions and typical practices at recycling facilities. | Maciej Bledowski/Shutterstock

A pair of longtime plastics recycling professionals discussed melt filtration advancements, deodorizing processes, bale supply issues and more during a recent webinar.

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Unifi, Trex and Greystone describe business conditions

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Despite challenges caused by the pandemic starting in March, the first quarter of 2020 showed strong sales for some businesses that use recycled plastic. | Chaosamran_Studio/Shutterstock

Three major recycled plastic consumers recently reported their business performance during the first few months of 2020. They touched on COVID-19, recycled material costs and their outlook for the future.

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