Virgin and recycled PP prices will likely remain above historical averages until additional prime PP capacity comes on-line in the next couple of years, a markets forecasting expert said.
A type of caterpillar eats and breaks down polyethylene, and Tanzania asks new plastic product manufacturers to build recycling facilities.
A Canadian community removes EPS from its curbside recycling program, and Greenpeace offers the soda industry a big thorn and a little rose over its plastic usage.
Advances in plastics recycling equipment and chemistry – and a couple of recycled content products – took the spotlight at the second-annual Plastics Recycling Showcase.
Cornell University researchers push ahead a technology that could lift PE and PP recycling, and a handful of companies targeting hard-to-recycle plastics grab attention.
Wood-alternative manufacturer Trex closed 2016 with record sales and earnings, but the company doesn’t plan any significant changes to its downsized recycled polyethylene pellet business.