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

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

Firm designs overnight beach ‘pods’ made from recycled plastic ocean waste

First there were modern-day yurts, then luxury ‘glamping’ and now there is a new spin on traditional camping in the form of beach ‘pods’ made from recycled plastic waste. The pods are the vision of architectural design company, Spark, whose founder, Stephen Pimbley, was inspired by recent campaigns by adidas and G-Star RAW to produceRead More

Dallas Council rejects plastic bag ban and eliminates bag fee

AUSTIN (Scrap Monster): The Dallas City Council has voted to eliminate the nickel fee on single-use plastic bags, by a 10-4 vote on June 3rd. The Council has also rejected the proposed ban on bags last week through a 9-6 vote, despite strong campaigning by council member Dwaine Caraway. Effective June 8th, Dallas grocery storesRead More

Toronto expands recycling program to accept flexible packaging items

Effective June 1, the Blue Box program in the city of Toronto, Canada accepts a wider range of recyclable soft plastics beyond grocery bags. Items that can now be received for recycling include a wide range of flexible packaging items, such as bulk food bags, dry cleaning bags, newspaper bags, produce bags, frozen fruit andRead More

Canadian Plastic Film Recycling gets Big Boost

TORONTO (Scrap Monster): The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) congratulates the City of Toronto on the expansion of its Blue Box program to accept a wider range of recyclable soft plastics. As of June 1, 2015, the types of plastic film accepted in the Toronto program extend well beyond the plastic grocery bags it hasRead More

Dallas Trashes the Plastic Bag Ban

AUSTIN (Scrap Monster): Plastic bag banner’s remorse got the best of Dallas residents who weren’t quite so thrilled with a California style, or even the quasi-Austin style bag ban that was foisted on them by their city council. However, just before noon on Wednesday, June 3, that ban was trashed in a 10-4 vote. StartingRead More

Plastic Recycling

US scrap plastic exports rose sharply in Mar ’15

SPOKANE (Scrap Monster): According to latest government data, the exports of scrap plastic by the US increased sharply during the month of March this year, in comparison with the previous month. The exports had witnessed slight increase during the month of February too. On the other hand, cumulative scrap plastic exports by the country duringRead More