As Loop Industries pushes forward its depolymerization method on multi-layer packaging, the startup is also highlighting the potential of recycling opaque PET containers and textiles.
One of the world’s largest consumer goods companies thinks the key to tackling multi-material flexible packaging waste may be to dissolve, separate and precipitate its PE content so it can be recycled. Unilever plans to test the approach at a facility in East Java, Indonesia.
When added to recycled plastic melt streams, a specially designed particle can break up and scatter contaminants, boost throughputs and help disperse other additives, according to the product’s developer.
A manufacturer has been recognized for its process that uses 100 percent post-consumer plastics from e-scrap, as well as packaging and textiles, sourced from recycling companies across the U.S.
When densifying certain materials, gravity can fall short of what’s needed to feed low-density bulk plastics into the equipment. That’s why Herbold Meckesheim USA has developed a force-feed mechanism for its line of HV Plastcompactor Densifiers.
Converting used plastics into ultra-low-sulphur diesel fuel yields notable environmental benefits over traditional oil drilling and refining processes, according to a U.S. lab.
To begin to recover targeted plastics from multi-layer packaging, one of the world’s largest consumer product companies says it will use a unique technology and “empower waste pickers.”