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.
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.
A bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate expands efforts to combat marine debris and encourages the White House to work with countries most contributing to the problem.
Advances in plastics recycling equipment and chemistry – and a couple of recycled content products – took the spotlight at the second-annual Plastics Recycling Showcase.
Major brands fund a recycling outreach campaign to thousands of students, and prices increase for recovered PET and HDPE.
A type of caterpillar eats and breaks down polyethylene, and Tanzania asks new plastic product manufacturers to build recycling facilities.
A Connecticut bill sits in uncharted territory when it comes to regulating plastic bags: The legislation ensures they’re recyclable and include recycled content, but it does not ban them.
The head of California’s recycling department will reject a stewardship group’s carpet recycling plan, putting at risk carpet sales in the state of 40 million people.
CalRecycle last week convened stakeholders to continue to discuss the possibility of requiring producers to play a role in the end-of-life management of packaging materials.