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Investment moves potential marine debris into global market

Published: January 19, 2022
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A factory team working on the sorting process conveyor in Polindo’s aggregation center. | Courtesy of Circulate Capital

A partnership involving Circulate Capital, Bantam Materials and an Indonesian processor will help to recover PET from remote areas of the Asian nation and deliver it to grocery store shelves in Europe and America.

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Cyclyx plans large plastic feedstock preparation plant

Published: December 22, 2021
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ExxonMobil sign at facility in Texas.

The Cyclyx plant, which is scheduled to come on-line in late 2022, will provide scrap plastic feedstock for ExxonMobil’s upcoming chemical recycling facility in Baytown, Texas. | michelmond/Shutterstock

A scrap plastic feedstock company is planning a Gulf Coast facility capable of preparing 132 million pounds of material annually for chemical recycling.

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LDPE recycling firm Circulus plans ambitious rollout

Published: December 15, 2021
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Circulus facility interior.

The processing line at Circulus gives the company the ability to easily switch between processing LDPE, PP and HDPE, although its initial primary focus is on LDPE film. | Courtesy of Circulus

A film recycling company that recently opened its first facility in California aims to launch two additional plants in the U.S. next year, with more on the way in the future.

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AI helps US compounder detect recycled resin odors

Published: December 15, 2021
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Aryballe's digital nose technology

Digital nose technology developed by French company Aryballe provides consistent, AI-powered analysis while different humans experience smells differently. | Courtesy of Aryballe

Artificial intelligence is already used to recognize how different scrap plastics look. Now, a Michigan compounder is testing AI to evaluate how recycled resins smell.

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ADS acquires major PP recycling company

Published: December 8, 2021
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Large diameter black drainage pipe.

ADS, a publicly traded manufacturer of plastic piping and other water management products, now has a number of plastics recycling operations under its umbrella. | Xato/Shutterstock

Advanced Drainage Systems, one of the largest plastics recycling companies in North America, has acquired its biggest supplier of recycled polypropylene.

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KW Plastics adds dedicated polypropylene wash line

Published: December 1, 2021
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View of KW Plastics' new wash line for PP recycling

KW’s new PP wash line has a full capacity of 100 million pounds per year. | Credit: Scott Saunders

KW Plastics in the past month started up a polypropylene wash line that will increase its processing capacity by 100 million pounds per year. Company General Manager Scott Saunders said the line will boost efficiency.

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PureCycle faces SEC investigation

Published: December 1, 2021
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating PureCycle’s statements related to its recycling technology, financial projections, key supply agreements and management. | DCStockPhotography/Shutterstock

Even as it signs offtake agreements with major companies, PP recycling startup PureCycle Technologies continues to be dogged by legal and regulatory troubles.

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NOVA and film producer increase post-consumer resin use

Published: November 3, 2021
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Nova Chemicals line of PCR.

NOVA Chemicals noted that rising demand for recycled resin is tied to consumer buying preferences. | Courtesy of NOVA Chemicals

NOVA Chemicals is expanding its PCR business to produce resin made with more recycled plastic, which will be supplied to Charter Next Generation for use in a range of non-food flexible film applications.

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Companies plan Texas chemical recycling facility

Published: November 3, 2021
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TotalEnergies sign on company building exterior.

TotalEnergies will use chemically recycled plastics in producing new resin that goes into items including flexible and rigid food packaging. | HJBC/Shutterstock

A Texas plant will use chemical recycling technology to convert 66 million pounds per year of scrap plastic into feedstock for new resin production.

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Pollution impacts are just a piece of environmental justice

Published: October 13, 2021
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U.S. EPA official Carlton Waterhouse told an audience at the Northeast Recycling Council’s fall conference that social equity is integral to sustainability. | Sirisak Baokaew/Shutterstock

Carlton Waterhouse, a key U.S. EPA waste official, says moving toward a circular economy is not enough. Instead, society needs a “circular economy for all.” Continue Reading

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