Plastic Recycling articles

US plastics recycling market is ‘holding its own’

US plastics recycling market is ‘holding its own’

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, while theRead More

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 as a sustainable alternative to traditional asphalt roads. The intent is to utilize post-consumer recycled polyolefins (polyethylene and polypropylene) mainly sourced from packaging and industrial applications.Read More

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 the Beijing Incom Resources Recovery Recycling Co., used to recycle polyester from plastic bottles, which was then processed into newRead More

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 of Polypropylene (PP) and Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) auto parts ‘in a way that demonstrates technical and economic feasibility’. Approximately 12-15 million vehicles are scrappedRead More

Plastic Heat Sinks for LEDs “Shine” for Two Lighting Component Manufacturers

PolyOne’s Therma-Tech compounds prove their mettle replacing aluminum as an LED heat sink. Here’s my second of a three-part installment to PT’s blog on interesting information that did not get into our upcoming June cover story: New Materials Shine Bright in Growing LED Market (read the first part on LED opportunities in automotive and streetRead More

Pointe-Claire plastic recycling program expands

Following the success of a summer pilot project, resi .dents 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 can bring anything with a number six plastic symbol on it 24 hours a day, seven days a week. PlasticsRead More

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 plastic waste, the concerns over the ever increasing environmental and health issues relating to plastic waste have been growing forRead More