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.
Dow Chemical Co. has developed an advanced barrier pouch with an embedded compatibilizer, allowing the EVOH/PE packaging to be recycled in traditional PE streams.
Industry stakeholders in Europe have developed a way to more quickly decontaminate recovered plastics that have been in contact with pesticides and solvents.
GreenMantra Technologies says its waxes, made from post-consumer plastics, can be used as additives to boost profitability for other reclaimers.
Ikea releases products made with recycled plastics, and Rhode Island adopts standardized public bin signage to boost recovery efforts.
An eight-month initiative in several Chicago hospitals aims to collect 100 tons of plastic and demonstrate the business case for health-care plastics recycling.
In the midst of Mardi Gras season, more than 1,600 plastics recycling leaders headed to New Orleans this week for Plastics Recycling 2016. But prices, not parades, were on attendees’ minds.