Plastic Recycling

Posted By Plastics News Articles On Monday, May 11th, 2015 With 0 Comments

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...Read 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...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...Read 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...Read More »


Co-op calls on retailers to 'move with us' on plastics recycling action plan

The Co-op has become the first retailer to sign up to the ‘Plastic Industry Recycling Action Plan (PIRAP), and is calling on other retailers to follow suit.

The food retailer will support the PIRAP scheme which was launched last year by WRAP and Plastics 2020...Read More »


Pointe-Claire plastic recycling program expands

Following the success of a summer pilot project, residents 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...Read 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...Read More »