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AmSty aims to increase PCR in food packaging

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Polystyrene food containers.

American Styrenics noted that chemical recycling technologies will be key to helping it achieve its goals of boosting recycled-content in foodservice packaging. | Karina Serova/Shutterstock

Polystyrene producer Americas Styrenics announced a goal of having 25% recycled content in foodservice and food packaging products by 2030.

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CarbonLite starts pelletizing material from caps and labels

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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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Film specialist puts $20 million behind capacity growth

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (left) with Sean Whiteley, Revolution's CEO, at an event announcing the film processor's expansion.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (left) with Sean Whiteley, Revolution’s CEO, at an event announcing the film processor’s expansion. | Lyndsay D. Photography

Revolution, a polyethylene reclaimer and recycled-plastic products manufacturer, is investing in its Arkansas site to boost its ability to produce recycled-content films.

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KW invests in processing equipment amid pandemic

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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

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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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Virgin plastic company signs deals with Merlin

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Inside the Merlin Plastics facility.

Merlin Plastics currently produces non-food-contact recycled HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE and PP, as well as RPET approved for use in food and drink packaging. | Courtesy of NOVA Chemicals.

NOVA Chemicals will provide financing to Merlin Plastics to help the reclaimer produce food-contact recycled HDPE. Then, NOVA will buy up to 30 million pounds of the PCR per year.

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