PT ZONE: Recycled Materials

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MOST RECENT CONTENT: Recycled Materials

Petoskey Plastics Launches Recycling Scorecard for Blown Film

The data are based on the level of recycled content supplied within film and bags purchased from Petoskey.

First PC/ABS Production from Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic Underway

MBA Polymers looks to be first in producing post-consumer PC/ABS pellets from shredded WEEE.

Keurig Switches to PP But Has Long Recycling Journey Ahead

After a decade of listening to complaints about the lack of recyclability of its K-Cups, Keurig, Waterbury, Vt., recently announced changes to its packaging but will they be enough for critics?

Recycled PET Prices Stable or Soft— Depending on Geography

More stable on the East Coast, sharply lower on the West in the first quarter.

GM Recycles Water Bottles to Produce Chevy Equinox Part

The Detroit auto giant is recycling employees’ water bottles into noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engine.

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Recycled Materials

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These are materials formulated with some percentage of either post-industrial or post-consumer scrap. The most common recycled material is PET.


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