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Published: 4/19/2018

Researchers Discover Plastic-Eating Enzyme
The team’s goal is to use their findings to continue to improve the new enzymes to break down these plastics, but in a fraction of the time.

Published: 4/13/2018

Join The PLASTICS Earth Day Twitter Chat
PLASTICS Earth Day Twitter Chat is hosted by @PLASTICS_US and takes place on Wednesday, April 18 at 11 AM EST.

Published: 4/11/2018

New Technology Converts PET Waste To Virgin-Grade Material
Start-up company Ioniqa has developed a proprietary technology that is reportedly able to convert any PET waste back into transparent virgin grade material.

Published: 3/21/2018

U.S. Military Researchers Use Recycled PET For 3D Printing Parts
Researchers said the driving force for this work is to enhance warfare capability and readiness by enabling repairs while deployed and to reduce dependence of the logistical supply chain.

Published: 3/13/2018

Meet the 2018 Plastics Recycling Innovators
This year features a variety of various recycling technologies and yes, lots of innovation.

Published: 3/5/2018

‘First’ Scientific Tests Show HDPE Can be Reused 10 Times
How often HDPE can be processed, ground and reprocessed in injection molding processes without fundamentally changing its  structure and characteristics?

Published: 2/7/2018

Plastic Materials, Recycling Should Play Part in Infrastructure Plan
Nation’s recycling facilities should be targeted in planned infrastructure upgrades.

Published: 1/26/2018

IBM Tackles Chemical Recycling of Plastics From Post-Consumer PC (Think CDs) to a Thermoset
Jeannette Garcia, polymer chemist at IBM Research, details her research into chemical recycling of plastics for monomer recovery.

Published: 1/23/2018

PE Film Market Snap-Shot: T-Shirt Bags
Downgauging is a key trend: the average PE t-shirt bag utilizes 30% less material than a bag made five years ago, due mostly to advances in resin technology.

Published: 12/6/2017

Technology Advancements and Investments Spur Polystyrene Recycling
Like its cousin the plastic bag, polystyrene foam has also been the talk of bans, but despite a bad reputation for being unrecyclable, there’s a lot of activity on the EPS reclaim front.