Recycling News articles

Toward a broader view of the New Plastics Economy

Toward a broader view of the New Plastics Economy

American Chemistry Council (Washington, DC) assesses the New Plastics Economy initiative and finds there’s an emphasis on recycling at the expense of packaging functionality and other aspects of sustainability. America’s plastics makers welcome efforts to promote innovation and advance the sustainability of plastics, such as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s recent report, The New Plastics Economy—CatalysingRead More

Bill Aims to Overhaul Illinois’ Electronic Recycling Program

SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): Legislation proposed in the Illinois Senate would overhaul the state’s electronic waste recycling program, requiring electronics manufacturers to pay for permanent recycling drop-off sites set up by counties. Two amendments introduced Monday to Senate Bill 1417 would amend the state’s Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, which established Illinois’ e-waste recycling programRead More

Multipack adhesive cleared for PET bottle recycling

As a form of packaging for PET bottles which does not require any visible secondary shrink film packaging, Nature MultiPack has attracted much attention: The PET bottles are held together by dots of adhesive specially developed and supplied by NMP Systems GmbH (Düsseldorf, Germany), a wholly owned subsidiary of KHS GmbH (Dortmund, Germany). Nature MultiPackRead More

Could 3D Printing Help Tackle Poverty And Plastic Waste?

Startups are turning plastic waste in developing countries into filament for 3D printers while employing local waste pickers When Sidhant Pai visited a local rubbish dump in his home city of Pune, India, he was struck by the size and intensity of the operation. Large black crows swooping overhead, roaming pigs, overwhelming odours and groupsRead More

The megatrends that are reshaping food and beverage packaging

Plastics and packaging are nearly synonymous. Packaging of all types from food and beverage to consumer goods to durables makes use of plastics because of its durability, consumer friendliness, sustainability and recyclability into myriad new products. plastic packagingPET is one of the primary materials used for packaging, and the PET packaging marketing is forecast toRead More

District Benches Waste With Plastic Cap Recycling

How big is a 500-pound bag of bottle caps collected for recycling? Taller than the people who filled the bags. Recyclers from area schools and other sources delivered more than two tons of plastic bottle caps to staff members at the Shelby County Recycling District Friday.   The effort was part of the district’s plasticRead More

Plastipak Acquires UK Plastic Recyclers Evolve Polymers

Plastipak Packaging, a leading global manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging as well as virgin and recycled plastic resin, has announced the completed the acquisition of the business assets of Evolve Polymers Ltd. Evolve is one of Europe’s leading plastics recyclers, based in Hemswell Cliff, United Kingdom. The business will begin operating immediately under Plastipak’s ownership.Read More

California Voters Are Confused About Plastic Bag, Death Penalty Propositions

California voters who oppose the death penalty and those who want to challenge the plastic bag industry may accidentally cast ballots against their views. 40 percent of likely voters who called themselves “anti-death penalty” in a new Capitol Weekly survey also favored Proposition 66. That measure would look to hasten executions. More than 90 percentRead More