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 plastic bench
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.
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 groups
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 percent
Canada: Figures for 2015 released by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) reveal that 96% of the country’s inhabitants are able to recycle all types of transparent and opaque plastic bottles, jugs and jars in their residential recycling programmes. The proportion of Canadians who can recycle all types of plastic containers (bottles, jugs, jars, tubs
The tag line was that plastics are “safe, reusable, recyclable, durable, lightweight and eco-friendly”. A recent media campaign has highlighted the many ways in which South Africa relies on plastics. One part of the campaign is a print advert “Plastics – part of your everyday life!” that chronicles how plastics are essential for a wide
3D technology gaining momentum in its development. Very often, the network gets the news that something was made using special 3D printers. According to experts, plastic without proper disposal is bad for the environment. To reduce the number of garbage companies 3D Systems and Coca-Cola had released a 3D printer that prints with recycled plastic