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

Pet Recyclers Stay Strong in Challenging Market

Pet Recyclers Stay Strong in Challenging Market

October 13, 2016 – The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) announced today the release of the Report on Postconsumer PET Container Recycling Activity in 2015. The report cites a 2015 United States recycling rate of 30.1% for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic

The DuraLatch Is Defying Gravity for Residential Waste

The DuraLatch Is Defying Gravity for Residential Waste

CHARLOTTE, N.C. [August 18, 2016] – Toter®, a Wastequip® brand, and the nation’s leading manufacturer of two-wheel carts for curbside collection of waste, recycling, and organics, announces the launch of DuraLatch. This simple-to-use latch stands up to rain, wind gusts up to 65 mph, pesky critters and the day-to-day abuse

APR Announces Second Annual Plastics Recycling Showcase

APR Announces Second Annual Plastics Recycling Showcase

The APR Plastics Recycling Showcase, a program to highlight and promote industry leading innovations that have a positive impact on plastics collection and recycling, is now accepting nominations. Developed by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the second annual program will focus on recently commercialized innovations developed by APR member

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

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