PT ZONE: Recycling

PT Article Bag Bans Embolden Activists
Whether or not it was the goal initially, California’s statewide ban of plastic bags has given environmental groups the confidence and momentum to broaden their target range for regulation. More (+)
EPS Foam Manufacturer Molds On Despite Environmental Attacks
If plastic bags are Public Enemy No. 1 for environmental activists, EPS foam might be No. 1A, despite some very green credentials. More (+)


Prices of PE, PP Heading Up; PS, PVC Moving Down

Polyolefin prices were up as the fourth quarter rolled in, while PS and PVC prices were moving in the opposite direction.

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RPET Supply & Prices Stable

Fourth-quarter RPET should not see any big moves.

American Starlinger Sahm, Break Ground on North American HQ

plant will feature a machine showroom, a spare-parts warehouse, and office space for sales and technical support

RECYCLING: High-Output Melt Filters for Recycling and Film/Sheet

Model ERF 500 is designed for max. throughput of more than 11,000 lb/hr.

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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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