Plastic Recycling articles

New Recycling Center to Open in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska

New Recycling Center to Open in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska

The recycling center will open on September 1 around noon, about 30 minutes after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, is gearing up to open its new recycling center on Friday. The recycling center will be operated by the Fairbanks Rescue Mission, which has operated a community recycling program for the past eightRead More


Admit it — you’re not entirely sure how to recycle. It’s understandable, really. With so many different materials in play, how are you supposed to know what needs to be thrown into a landfill and what can be reused? Humans might not be the best at the Three R’s (reduce, reuse, and recycle, of course), butRead More

Nebraska association to host recycling technology webinar

The Nebraska Recycling Council (NRC) has announced it will host a free webinar focusing on new technology for the waste and recycling services sector. The Lincoln, Nebraska-based group says the webinar, to be held on Tuesday, July 18, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Central Time, will address route optimization, curbside cart tracking and communication, e-commerce and pricingRead More

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