US plastics recycling market is ‘holding its own’

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United States: The United States managed a recycling rate of 30.1% for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles last year, according to a joint statement by the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR). The total volume of PET bottles collected was 1,797 million pounds in 2015, More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Friday, October 28th, 2016
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Plastic roads under development

Extruded and injection-molded from post-consumer recycled polyolefins Dutch company KWS Infra has signed a cooperation agreement with processor Wavin and resin supplier Total to develop roads manufactured from plastics More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
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Asia’s largest waste-bottle treatment plant seeks rebirth

(ECNS) — A plastic bottle treatment plant in Beijing, which boasts the largest capacity of its kind in Asia, has shut down for three years due to an inadequate “supply of garbage.” The plant, at More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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Demonstrating the feasibility of car plastics recycling

United States: The US Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) has announced a new project, the Automotive End-of-Life Vehicles Recycling Demonstration Project, in order to develop a method of collection and recovery More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Saturday, September 10th, 2016
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Co-op calls on retailers to ‘move with us’ on plastics recycling action plan

The Co-op has become the first retailer to sign up to the ‘Plastic Industry Recycling Action Plan (PIRAP), and is calling on other retailers to follow suit. The food retailer will support the PIRAP scheme More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
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Pointe-Claire plastic recycling program expands

Following the success of a summer pilot project, residents of Pointe-Claire will be finding it easier to recycle plastics . The city has set up a polystyrene collection point, located at 50 Terra Cotta, where citizens More...

By Plastics News Articles On Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Government Encourages Innovative Plastic Recycling And Disposal Methods

It is believed that for every 4 million metric tonnes of plastic manufactured, 2 MMT of waste is also produced simultaneously. In the absence of proper disposal and plastic recycling facilities in place for this More...