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US officials lay out Basel impact for plastic exporters

Published: October 7, 2020
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There are now only a few types of scrap plastic shipments not subject to the new Basel criteria. | Go_Legacy/Shutterstock

Experts with the U.S. EPA say there are a number of potential outcomes from upcoming shifts in global rules governing scrap plastic shipments. Under one possibility, trade in scrap plastic will no longer be allowed between the U.S. and most other countries.

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KW invests in processing equipment amid pandemic

Published: September 22, 2020
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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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End users report pandemic-period financials

Published: September 2, 2020
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Sales and profits were up for two major consumers of recycled plastic. | Orathai Mayoeh/Shutterstock

COVID-19 and the related economic slowdowns have bruised the bottom line of a major RPET consumer, but other recycled-plastic-product makers have reported economic gains.

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Industry veteran shares insights on markets and her new venture

Published: July 22, 2020
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Industry veteran Tamsin Ettefagh recently left HDPE reclaimer Envision Plastics.Brian Adams Photo / Plastics Recycling Conference and Trade Show.

Tamsin Ettefagh, who has helped lead a couple of the largest plastics recycling companies in North America, has embarked on a new consulting venture.

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WM and Waste Connections open up on collection shifts

Published: July 15, 2020
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Waste Connections recycling collection truck unloads material at the Balcones MRF in Austin, Texas.

A leader with Waste Connections said that his company has seen increased collection volumes during the COVID-19 pandemic. | Resource Recycling file photo.

Two large publicly held waste and recycling companies are taking in higher residential volumes during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they say contamination has been flat. Recently, they’ve also started seeing critical upticks on the commercial side.

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