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Published: 3/9/2017

VIDEO: Moving Beyond Buzzwords in Recycling
OEMs, brand owners, and retailers, as well as plastics processors, recyclers and equipment suppliers have converged on New Orleans for the annual Plastics Recycling Conference.

Published: 2/23/2017

How2Recycle Label Changing Recycling Habits
The How2Recycle Label program finished its soft launch in early 2012 and now has more than 60 participating companies and brands and is growing every month.

Published: 1/26/2017

P&G Unveils New Shampoo Bottle from Recycled Beach Plastic
The new Plastics Economy includes shampoo bottles made out of beach plastic.

Published: 1/20/2017

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. 

Published: 12/6/2016

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.

Published: 10/25/2016

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.

Published: 10/19/2016

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.

Published: 10/11/2016

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.

Published: 10/6/2016

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.

Published: 9/28/2016

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.