PT ZONE: Recycling

PT Article U.S. Plastic Bottle Recycling Reaches 3 Billion Pounds
Single-stream collection of household recyclables continues to grow, resulting in higher participation rates. More (+)
PT Article New Plastics Recovery Facility To Open in Baltimore
One of the biggest barriers to increasing recycling rates is a lack of infrastructure. More (+)


Breaking the Downward Slide?

Processing market seems to have stabilized.

Lightweighting Technologies Highlight Automotive Composites Conference

Advances in hybrid longer-fiber thermoplastic composites, growth in additive manufacturing, and increasing adoption of renewable materials in automotive were among the topics discussed at the recent SPE event.

U.S. PET Recycling Rate At 31% For 2014

Recycled PET usage in domestic markets hits all time high.

SIZE REDUCTION: Shredder Adds Split-Apart Design

Facilitates cleaning and maintenance.

First-Ever Global Report Aimed at Ridding Oceans of Plastic Waste

The Ocean Concervancy's allies include Dow Chemical, Coca-Cola, and ACC.

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Recycling is a broad term that most associate with post-consumer scrap. Recyclers collect bags, bottles and a wide variety of other end products, which are ultimately washed and pelletized and either sold by a recycler to processors or reprocessed into parts.

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