Tag: plastics 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. Since plastic is not normally biodegradable, recycling it is part of global efforts to reduce plastic in the waste stream, especially the approximately eight million metric tonnes of waste plastic that enter the earth’s ocean every year. This helps to reduce the high rates of plastic pollution.

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.

Are We Entering a New Era of Recycling?

Are We Entering a New Era of Recycling?

Kristian Dales, sales and marketing director at FCC Environment, addresses a comment from Helmut Maurer of the European Commission that energy recovery should be a last resort in preference to recycling plastics.

Kristian Dales, sales and marketing director at FCC Environment, addresses a comment from Helmut Maurer of the European Commission

MRF and Recycling Plant Operations Forum Announced

MRF and Recycling Plant Operations Forum Announced

Valley View, OH – The Recycling Today Media Group has announced plans to introduce the MRF & Recycling Plant Operations Forum in fall 2016. The inaugural event adds to the group’s successful conferences serving the business interests of the waste and recycling industry in the U.S. and internationally.

The MRF &

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

Plastic Bottle Recycling in US Tops 3 Billion Pounds for First Time

Plastic Bottle Recycling in US Tops 3 Billion Pounds for First Time

WASHINGTON (November 5, 2015)—Plastic bottle recycling grew 97 million pounds in 2014, increasing 3.3 percent, to top 3 billion pounds for the year, according to figures released jointly today by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The recycling rate for plastic bottles climbed 1.0

2014 US Pet Container Recycling Rate Holds at 31%

2014 US Pet Container Recycling Rate Holds at 31%

October 13, 2015 – The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) announced today the release of the “Report on Postconsumer PET Container Recycling Activity in 2014.” The report cites a 2014 United States recycling rate of 31% for polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

Strategic Partnership Between Global Sorting Experts Combines the Best of Bottle and Flake Sorting Technologies Across Europe and North America

Strategic Partnership Between Global Sorting Experts Combines the Best of Bottle and Flake Sorting Technologies Across Europe and North America

London/Nashville, October 1, 2015 – As the demand for plastic sorting solutions continues to soar, Buhler Sortex, a member of The Bühler Group, and US-based National Recovery Technologies (NRT)  are entering a strategic commercial agreement to offer plastics recyclers a complete solution for plastic bottle and flake sorting. The companies

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