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Welcome to the New Plastics Recycling Economy
A new report provides a clear transition strategy for the plastics industry to design better packaging, increase recycling rates and introduce new models for making better use of packaging. 
Blog Published: 1/20/2017
Video: Job Creation Through Plastic Bottle Recycling
The fluctuating jobs numbers are always making the news but here’s one that is specific to plastics recycling.
Blog Published: 12/6/2016
K Reporter’s Notebook Materials: Manifold Printed for Plastic Engine; Material Reclaimed from Airbags; High Heat Nylon Doesn’t Need Stabilizers
Several new materials are being launched and discussed a K 2016 Solvay, including some very interesting strides in additive manufacturing.
Blog Published: 10/25/2016
K2016 Reporter’s Notebook: Materials News
Celanese to offer PEEK, TPE; SABIC eyes new Gulf Coast facility; Covestro displays automotive, electronics innovations; and Baerlocher launches heat stabilizer for recycled resins.
Blog Published: 10/19/2016
Collaboration on Recycling Chewing Gum into TPEs
Teknor Apex teamed up with U.K.’s Gumdrop to divert gum waste from landfills and into TPEs.
Blog Published: 10/11/2016
New Pilot Program Aims to Jump Start Automotive PP, TPO Recycling
The goal of the ELV Recycling Demonstration Project is to develop collection and recovery methods for PP and TPO that are technically and economically feasible.
Blog Published: 10/6/2016
Army Veteran, Unifi Producing American Flags from Recycled Water Bottles
The veteran’s company creates flags using Repreve recycled fiber made from 10 recycled water bottles.
Blog Published: 9/28/2016
City in Iraq Opens its First Recycling, Production Plant
Iraq, with a population of 34.3 million, is estimated to produce 31,000 tons of solid waste every day while the capacity to collect this waste is 4,000 tons per day.
Blog Published: 9/22/2016
The Verdict Is In: Brand Owners Want Recycled PP
The Association of Postconsumer Recyclers surveyed 21 consumer brand companies regarding the potential for PCR PP.
Blog Published: 9/14/2016
The Minco Group Becomes SPI’s First Zero Net Waste Company
The company is projecting a revenue increase of approximately $20,000 for 2017 based on recycling efforts.
Blog Published: 8/10/2016

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