Recycling & Scrap Reclamation

Exploring the: Recycling & Scrap Reclamation Zone

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Published: 9/24/2017

New Tool Helps Blow Molders Manage Regrind Better
Free online algorithm helps processors cut waste and develop secondary markets for ‘known-generation’ scrap.

Published: 8/1/2017

Putting Recycled Plastics to Work
Haidlmair discovered that if recycling is done correctly, the difference between virgin and recycled plastic material is minimal.

Published: 6/27/2017

Canadian Water Bottler Gets More Than Expected From New PET Recycling Line
Bottle-to-bottle PET recycling line recycles pre-washed post-consumer PET bottle flake.

Published: 5/22/2017

Plastic-Eating Caterpillar Could Halt PE Bag Waste
Wax worms can chemically digest polyethylene films.

Published: 5/22/2017

Rapid Granulator Moves to new HQ
Staying in the Pittsburgh area, bringing all U.S. production in-house.

Published: 5/12/2017

Beach Plastic: A Recycling Story
Plastics Technology went to the beach in San Diego; not for surfing but to see first hand how local collection of beach plastic is enabling P&G's newest sustainable package.

Published: 4/24/2017

Conference Explores Creating Reliable Recycling Supply Chain
Optimism reigned at the latest Plastics Recycling Conference in New Orleans.

Published: 3/27/2017

Former Has a Full-Blown Focus on Sustainability
Shepherd Thermoforming’s operation has spared millions of PET bottles from death by landfill. It also has taken steps to slash its own energy and water consumption.

Published: 3/27/2017

Petrakis to Lead Plastics Ind Association Equipment Council
Equipment council described as 'at the core' of the industry.

Published: 2/25/2017

Decking Producer Becomes Supplier of Recycled Pellets
Composite decking manufacturer Trex expands from using recycled LLDPE internally to also supplying recycled pellets to others. It found the commercial recycled plastics market to be a journey full of both rewards and challenges.