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This company recycles cigarette butts and turns them into plastic

This company recycles cigarette butts and turns them into plastic

“We haven’t found anything that we can’t recycle.” Cigarette butts are everywhere – clogging up our streets, littering our beaches – and for decades they’ve been thought of as ‘unrecyclable’, because they contain such a tightly packed mix of organic and inorganic products that recycling companies can’t deal with them. But a New Jersey-based companyRead More

Plastic-Eating Bacteria Could Help Revolutionize Recycling

We all know the drill: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Except, of course, that by and large Malaysians continue to be laggards when it comes to recycling. Only a mere 15% of solid waste was collected for recycling all of last year. Perhaps a solution to all those growing mounds of non-biodegradable plastic bottles, containers and bagsRead More

Newly discovered bacteria can eat plastic bottles

Discovery could lead to new methods to manage the more than 50 million tonnes of this particular type of plastic produced globally each year Washington: A team of Japanese scientists has found a species of bacteria that eats the type of plastic found in most disposable water bottles. The discovery, published on Thursday in theRead More

New plastic-eating bacteria could help save planet

The species fully breaks down one of the most common kinds of plastic called Polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It’s the type often used to package bottled drinks, cosmetics and household cleaners. Styrofoam-eating mealworms might help reduce plastic waste, study finds The findings, published in the academic journal ‘Science’ on Friday, say that “Ideonella sakaiensis breaks downRead More

New Recycling Method for Fresh Fish Boxes

EPS FISH has been developed by ACTECO and AIMPLAS, with really good results, since the recycled material obtained has been validated by means of manufacturing XPS and EPS insulating panels with adequate physical-mechanical properties. Valencia (10-03-2016).- The project EPS-FISH to recycle expanded polystyrene wastes from fresh fish packages finished in late December 2015 with goodRead More

Live Heavily Printed LDPE Plastic Recycling Demo from EREMA at Chinese Trade Show

Austrian plastics recycling systems manufacturer, EREMA, is to showcase its technology for recycling heavily printed LDPE materials with live demonstrations at the upcoming Chinaplas 2016 exhibition in Shanghai. The company said that it will be demonstrating its INTAREMA® 1007 TVEplus® with an EREMA SW4/104 RTF melt filter at the show, which takes place from 25Read More

Recyclers of metals, plastics battered by global commodity plunge

Recyclers are fighting to stay alive as tanking commodity prices bring down the value of recycled industrial and post-consumer materials. During the past year, the Recycling Depot has slashed its workforce to 15 employees from 35 as it struggles with plunging prices and a lack of demand for scrap metal. Joe Salvatore, who manages RecyclingRead More

Cheyenne firm now recycling glass and plastic

CHEYENNE – If you drink bottled Coors beer and recycle, there’s a chance you’ll soon be drinking from a bottle made with your recycled glass. That’s because starting immediately, WYCO Recycling and Shredding Services has started accepting glass at its facility at 2600 Missile Drive. The company bought the facility from Magic City Enterprises lastRead More

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