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Project quantifies potential of secondary sortation

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A close-up view shows the wide variety of materials in the mixed-plastic bales. | Jared Paben/Resource Recycling, Inc.

A demonstration project found that by routing mixed bales and MRF residue to a central sorting location, more than 17,000 tons of additional plastics could be captured in the Pacific Northwest each year.

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A startup, Sabic and IBM all push chemical recycling

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Scientist working on plastics recycling.

IBM has a goal to recover more PET from highly contaminated streams. | Credit: Wall Street Journal video.

Three different chemistry-based processes for recovering plastics have recently grabbed attention, illustrating the wide range of stakeholders working to find solutions beyond mechanical recycling.

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