Renewable Remarks: DOE’s plan to improve vehicle efficiency is good news for plastics processors

The United States Department of Energy released its first Quadrennial Technology Review Report in which Energy Secretary Steven Chu presented the priorities, goals, and rationale for the upcoming $3 billion 2011 energy technology R&D budget. Half of the DOE’s energy technology funding supports generating clean electricity, and now, the DOE favors a greater emphasis on […]

Renewable Remarks: DOE's plan to improve vehicle efficiency is good news for plastics processors

The United States Department of Energy released its first Quadrennial Technology Review Report in which Energy Secretary Steven Chu presented the priorities, goals, and rationale for the upcoming $3 billion 2011 energy technology R&D budget. Half of the DOE’s energy technology funding supports generating clean electricity, and now, the DOE favors a greater emphasis on […]

Ireland recycling less than 1/3 of plastic waste generated

Ireland is recycling less than a third of the plastic waste it generates, Edie (Environmental Data Interactive Exchange), an European environmental website, reports with reference to the “Irish Recycled Plastic Waste Arisings Study”. The study, carried out by rx3 with funding from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government of Ireland, revealed that […]

Injection molding: BASF, Arburg team up for energy-efficient molding demonstration

The plastics supplier and the manufacturer of injection molding machinery announced they will install and run an injection molding cell during next month’s Fakuma trade show to illustrate for plastics processors measures for increasing energy efficiency in injection molding throughout the entire value chain, from pellet to part. Using a specially-optimized grade of BASF’s plastic […]

Plastic trash in the Ocean (2)

Manila, Philippines – Of more than ten million pieces of garbage picked up on ocean beaches in 2009 during International Coastal Cleanup Day, 1,126,774 were plastic bags, which was second only to cigarette butts/filters in number. Plastic debris occupies a huge portion of contamination of marine environment. It is found floating in all the world’s […]