Plastic Recycling articles

Nestle Waters North America Pledges $6 Million To Closed Loop Fund

Nestle Waters North America Pledges $6 Million To Closed Loop Fund

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Nestle Waters North America has announced investment of $6 million in the Closed Loop Fund. The investment is part of the company’s efforts to promote funding of recycling programs and infrastructure in cities across the US. The company has now become part of the social impact investment fund along with other majorRead More

Hazardous waste growing at alarming rate: ASSOCHAM

NEW DELHI (Scrap Monster): The joint study conducted by the Associated Chamber of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and PwC indicates that generation of hazardous waste in the country is increasing at around 2-5% every year. The study titled ‘Waste Management in India-Shifting Gears’ notes that nearly 10-15% of the industrial waste produced inRead More

New Data Showing High Value of Scrap Exports Revealed During World Trade Week

SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry™, released new, independent data today highlighting the important role scrap commodities play in U.S. exports. According to the study by John Dunham and Associates, coinciding with World Trade Week, U.S. scrap exports generate more than $28 billion in totalRead More

Recycling Coalition Seeks to Double Michigan’s Recycling Rate to 30% in Two Years

SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): Greening of the Great Lakes was on hand May 18 at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Center for the Michigan Recycling Coalition’s 35th Annual Conference and Governor’s Recycling Summit, Michigan’s largest conference and exhibition about recycling and organics management. Kerrin O’Brien is the executive director of the Michigan Recycling Coalition. She says theRead More

Unilever to turn plastic sachets from wasted to recycled

  The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative takes a step forward when Unilever (London/Rotterdam) unveiled on May 11 plans for a ground-breaking new technology to recycle sachet waste. Developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV (Freising, Germany) the CreaSolv Process is inspired by an innovation used to recycle TVRead More

Put plastic recycling bins in all NSW schools!

It’s ridiculous that, though we educate our children about the importance of sustainability and about our coexistence with nature, we are not given the means to practice what we preach. Our schools produce an enormous amount of general waste and plastic is just thrown in amongst this to go into landfills or tips and poisonRead More

ERPC says ‘R’ is for ‘Recycling’

Europe: To align with the new ‘European Declaration on Paper Recycling’, the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) has been renamed the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC). The name change also accommodates use of the term ‘paper for recycling’ rather than ‘recovered paper’ in the updated EN 643 European Standard List of Grades of Paper andRead More

One council area doing a fifth of Perth’s printer cartridge recycling

Almost one-fifth of the total printer cartridges recycled in the Perth metropolitan area in 2016 were recycled in the City of Cockburn area. Residents and workers in the area recycled more than 23,000 cartridges through public buildings, retailers and offices for Cartridges 4 Planet Ark. Mindarie Regional Council, City of Vincent, and City of SouthRead More