An automatic, self-cleaning melt filter from Italian company Fimic uses a unique valve system to collect and discharge contaminants during plastics recycling.
Micro dryers from manufacturer Dri-Air are ideal for plastics processors requiring exceptionally dry plastics but not in exceptional quantities.
Innovators in the resin realm often get a bad rap for prioritizing functionality over recyclability. But according to one bioplastics executive, end-of-life is still top-of-mind for many companies developing cutting-edge materials.
Residents of a settlement in Zambia collect and sell scrap plastics in place of a formal hauling service, and ag plastics recycling efforts grow in Australia.
In the latest chapter of its ongoing expanded polystyrene saga, New York City will again ban foam food-service packaging. City officials have determined it “cannot be recycled in a manner that is economically feasible or environmentally effective.”
Researchers explore fluorescence to advance food- and drink-container sortation, and an advanced films manufacturer begins closed-loop recycling with customers’ materials.
Equipment companies release innovative optical sortation technologies, and the Association of Plastic Recyclers recognizes research improving recyclability.
Researchers have launched a project to measure the depth of demand for post-consumer recycled plastics in the U.S. and Canada. Continue Reading
A wet shredder and hydrocyclone separation system from Herbold Meckesheim is helping a Netherlands reclaimer process film for recycling.
Another report describes how the price of oil is affecting the plastics recycling market, and hundreds of jobs are coming to Michigan via an operation that will use recovered plastic to create auto parts.