Scrap plastic exported out of the U.S. is moving to Southeast Asia, where reclaimers are dramatically increasing purchases as China closes its doors to recovered materials. New figures illustrate that shift.
Many of us carry gift cards in our wallets – especially after the holidays – but they’re almost never recycled. However, a recent U.K. effort offers a model for material recovery.
A small Midwest town is slated to welcome a plastics-to-fuel facility converting up to 100,000 tons of mixed plastics per year into gasoline and diesel fuels.
South Africa recycled more total plastic in 2015 than the year before, but the country’s plastics diversion rate dropped and plastics recycling companies struggled.
Equipment companies release innovative optical sortation technologies, and the Association of Plastic Recyclers recognizes research improving recyclability.
After banning imports of plastic scrap earlier this year, the Indian government has decided to allow exceptions under specific circumstances.
A European Union panel approved a pair of proposals that bring recovered material into plastic food and beverage packaging.