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WM offers a snapshot of today’s reclaimer market

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Baled plastics for recycling.

Waste Management issued its September 2020 “Report on Recycling” to identify gaps in U.S. plastics recycling infrastructure, among other goals. | Natallia Boroda/Shutterstock

A recent report from the nation’s largest waste and recycling hauler reviews the current state of reclamation capacity for PET, HDPE and PP in the U.S.

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Technical takeaways from two industry experts

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Two industry veterans recently spoke about scrap plastics supply conditions and typical practices at recycling facilities. | Maciej Bledowski/Shutterstock

A pair of longtime plastics recycling professionals discussed melt filtration advancements, deodorizing processes, bale supply issues and more during a recent webinar.

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Brand owners report RPET usage progress

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PET water bottles for recycling

Bottled water companies that use recycled plastic have recently made new investments and design choices. | iamshutter/Shutterstock

The company behind Crystal Geyser brand water opened a recycled PET plant in Southern California, and Nestlé Waters North America now averages 16.5% RPET in its U.S. containers. The following are details on recent water bottle announcements.

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How a packaging firm ensured its PET canister’s recyclability

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SmartCAN from Ring Container Technologies

Ring Container Technologies began exploring and developing a PET canister to replace traditional composite can formats early in 2017. The first SmartCANs were shipped in June 2018. | Courtesy of Ring Container Technologies.

Ring Container Technologies wanted to understand the curbside recyclability of an all-PET container versus its existing polycoated paperboard canister. So it asked recycling programs themselves.

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