Tag: plastic recycling

Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastic and reprocessing the material into useful products, sometimes completely different in form from their original state.

NRT Introduces New Color Sorter

NRT Introduces New Color Sorter

Nashville, Tenn. – January 25, 2017 – National Recovery Technologies (NRT) has announced a new addition to the company’s product offering, the ColorPlus-R. Similar to the ColorPlus, the ColorPlus-R uses an advanced image processing system to detect materials based on color analysis and object recognition. Unique to the ColorPlus-R is

Machinex Launches Its New Website

Machinex Launches Its New Website

Plessisville, Quebec, November 29th 2016 – Machinex is proud to reveal its new website accessible at: www.machinextechnologies.com. On the website’s homepage, Machinex positions itself as the Sorting Technologies Expert related to waste and recycling management. The company has more than 45 years of experience in manufacturing equipment. Because of its

New Video Highlights Job Creation Through Plastic Bottle Recycling

New Video Highlights Job Creation Through Plastic Bottle Recycling

December 5, 2016 – The Carolinas Plastics Recycling Council (CPRC) and the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) announced today the release of a jointly produced “Your Bottles Means Jobs (YBMJ)” video. The focused, two-minute video tallies the 3,500 jobs in plastics bottle recycling and related fields in the

Processing Plastics

Processing Plastics

While some view dropping oil prices as decreased revenue opportunities for many material recovery facility (MRF) operations, others see opportunity. “Some say it depends on where you position yourself in the market,” says Roland Zimmer, CEO, Zimmer America Recycling Solutions, a division of ZARS-USA.

Rigid Plastics Recycling Surges 27%; Film Recycling Grows 3%

Rigid Plastics Recycling Surges 27%; Film Recycling Grows 3%

NEW ORLEANS, LA (February 2, 2016)—The recycling of post-consumer rigid plastics surged 276 million pounds, or 27 percent, in 2014 to reach a new high of over 1.28 billion pounds for the year, according to a report released today at the 2016 Plastics Recycling Conference. The 2014 National Postconsumer Non-Bottle

Sorting Waste: Beyond Metals

Sorting Waste: Beyond Metals

Part 1 focused on recycling scrap metal, ferrous and nonferrous.  In this part, we’ll take a look at sorting waste types beyond metals.

Because of their weight, processing C&D materials is important to those having to meet diversion mandates, points out Brendan McKenzie, national sales manager, OSA Demolition Equipment. “Not only

Some of What Glitters Is Scrap

Some of What Glitters Is Scrap

Because of their weight, processing C&D materials is important to those having to meet diversion mandates, points out Brendan McKenzie, national sales manager, OSA Demolition Equipment. “Not only are you saving landfill space, but it’s [also] huge money,” he says.

Recycling of Plastic Wraps, Bags, Film Surges 11% In 2013

DALLAS, TEXAS (February 24, 2015)-The recycling of postconsumer plastic film packaging surged 116 million pounds, or 11 percent, in 2013 to reach a reported 1.14 billion pounds, according to a national report released today at the 2015 Plastics Recycling Conference . This marks the highest annual collection of plastic film-a

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