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Recycling facilities receive $2 million to boost PP recovery

Published: December 9, 2020
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A conveyor belt carries materials inside a MRF.

Through the new grants, The Recycling Partnership estimates curbside PP recycling will become available to an additional 4 million people nationwide. | RYosha/Shutterstock

Four materials recovery facilities in the eastern half of the U.S. will begin sorting polypropylene with financial assistance from major brands, retailers and other industry members brought together through The Recycling Partnership.

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Investors buy PureCycle and move to take it public

Published: November 18, 2020
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The firms that are acquiring PureCycle announced a goal of having 30 commercial lines operational by 2030 and 50 by 2035. | fizkes/Shutterstock

PP recycling startup PureCycle Technologies will be purchased by investment firms that will list the company publicly. They plan major expansions, including a second U.S. location that will process more than 800 million pounds annually.

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Resin producer plans huge increase in PCR sales

Published: November 18, 2020
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Braskem works with both mechanical and chemical recycling processors to produce its PCR. | StanislauV/Shutterstock

Polyolefins giant Braskem has set its sights on expanding post-consumer resin production as part of the company’s new sustainability commitments.

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CarbonLite starts pelletizing material from caps and labels

Published: October 21, 2020
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CarbonLite's Reading, Pa. facility exterior at night.

CarbonLite’s 270,000-square-foot Reading, Pa. facility will eventually have the annual capacity to process 140 million pounds of post-consumer PET. | Courtesy of CarbonLite.

A major PET reclaimer has entered the polyolefins recycling business. The company also recently began production at a large facility in Pennsylvania.

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KW invests in processing equipment amid pandemic

Published: September 22, 2020
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KW’s recycled PP paint can manufacturing operation, KW Container, has experienced increased sales during the pandemic. | Photo courtesy of KW

Supply and demand realities for key curbside plastics are evolving fast during the coronavirus pandemic, and they’ve led one major plastics recycling company to adjust operationally. Continue Reading

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WM offers a snapshot of today’s reclaimer market

Published: September 10, 2020
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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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PP purification company draws more investors

Published: July 29, 2020
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PureCycle submitted a July 14 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicating investors had purchased $1.45 million in equity securities in the company. | Freedomz/Shutterstock

PP recycling startup PureCycle Technologies recently raised $1.45 million in investments, financial filings show. Meanwhile, an acquisition-focused company continues to eye PureCycle.

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Industry veteran shares insights on markets and her new venture

Published: July 22, 2020
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Industry veteran Tamsin Ettefagh recently left HDPE reclaimer Envision Plastics. | Brian Adams Photo / Plastics Recycling Conference and Trade Show.

Tamsin Ettefagh, who has helped lead a couple of the largest plastics recycling companies in North America, has embarked on a new consulting venture.

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