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Plastics recycling technology roundup: Nov. 2, 2016

Published: November 2, 2016
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In Other NewsA facility near London is using a new baffled oscillation technology to separate PP and PE in a water tank, and a study says more rPET could be used in hot-fill containers.

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Stakeholders turn attention to recovery of flexible film

Published: September 28, 2016
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gold film / Byjeng, ShutterstockExisting sortation equipment at materials recovery facilities could potentially be used to create bales of flexible film packaging, a study found. And an industry group is targeting the material with a grant program.

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Bioplastics company turns to organics stream for feedstock

Published: August 17, 2016
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compost / Stefan_Redel, ShutterstockA startup based in Richmond, Calif. is making polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) plastic out of organic material. While the innovative process is in the very early stages, the company hopes it makes a major impact on plastics packaging.

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Q&A: How plastic packaging recyclability plays into Walmart’s plans

Published: May 3, 2017
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Laura Phillips, Walmart’s vice president of corporate affairs and sustainability, speaks at the company’s recent sustainability summit.

The world’s largest retailer has identified packaging recyclability as a key component of Project Gigaton, its recently announced effort to reduce greenhouse gases in its supply chain.

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