Equipment from Dutch company Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions goes fishing at the head of the stream to remove films.
Terrorist attacks in Brussels have prompted the cancellation of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, and a report estimates a 25 percent jump in the number of plastics recycling facilities in Europe in the immediate future.
In bulky rigid plastics recycling, the materials recovery facility is at the center of the equation. But downstream developments have also been key to monetizing a material that was long seen as a contaminant.
A group that includes major consumer brands wants to connect with a sorting facility to help advance the recovery of a material that is often sent to disposal.
An operation in California estimated to cost more than $120 million will extract plastics and other recoverable material from municipal solid waste. But it’s not aimed at replacing curbside recycling collection.