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Reclaimer to install post-consumer plastic cleaning line

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The new equipment will allow Denton Plastics to take in contaminated source-separated plastics that are too dirty for the company to process today, such as material from plant nurseries. | Zoran Milosavljevic/Shutterstock

Oregon-based Denton Plastics will add equipment allowing the company to process contaminated source-separated plastics.

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The most popular plastics recycling technology stories of 2019

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News about a pouch made of 20% post-consumer plastic captured clicks in 2019. | Courtesy of Mondi.

Readers of our Plastics Recycling Update: Technology Edition newsletter were drawn to stories about equipment and additive innovations, brand owner investments, PCR use in packaging and, in particular, food-contact approvals in the U.S. and Europe.

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Companies embrace invisible barcode to aid in sorting

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This photo shows the optical sorter module developed to test the sorting of packaging with the Digimarc digital marker. The barcode scanning system works in conjunction with NIR identification. | Courtesy of Digimarc.

A major packaging producer will begin using a discrete barcode technology that can provide optical sorters with critical recycling information.

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