PT ZONE: Recycling

PT Article Plastics Recycling Conference Explores the Economics of Recycling
These are interesting times for the recycling market—the industry has been impacted by the erratic commodities markets and low cost virgin material will test commitments to use recycled materials. More (+)
PT Article SPI Launches Zero Net-Waste Program
New initiative to promote pursuit of zero-waste in plastics processing. More (+)


About 10% of Plastic is Recycled in GCC Countries

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the political and economic alliance of six Middle Eastern countries—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman—has a long way to go with plastic recycling.

MAS Receives FDA Approval for Food Packaging

The FDA approval confirms that its proposed secondary recycling process produces post-consumer recycling material fit for use in the manufacturing of packaging for the food industry.

Nordson to Supply 16 Pelletizing Systems to New PET Plant in China

Nordson’s CrystallCut system integrates underwater pelletizing, drying, water filtration and direct crystallizing at temperatures of up to 180 °C and crystallinity up to 40%.

Compounder Finds Niche in Recycling

Combining compounding and recycling in one step is helping take Buckeye Polymers to the next level.

The Role Demographics Play in Plastic Packaging

Plastics continue to be the material of choice for the packaging market, according to a new report by SPI.

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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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