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Published: 4/26/2016

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.

Published: 4/13/2016

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.

Published: 3/21/2016

Hong Kong’s Recycling Needs
Prior to the Taipei Plas factory tour that kicks off on March 22 in Taiwan, I took a trip to Hong Kong. Of course, I can’t take off my plastics packaging/recycling editor hat despite being on vacation.

Published: 3/10/2016

Ways to Grow PET Packaging Recycling
Global commodities markets are placing intense price pressure on all players in the PET supply chain, as reclaimers and PRF operators suffer tight margins due to low resin pricing.

Published: 3/9/2016

Water-Cooler Talk: New Application for Plastic Bags
Who’d have thought that after all these years someone would come up with a new application for the already omnipresent plastic bag?

Published: 3/2/2016

Plastic Recycling Start-Up Looks to Change India’s Recycling
India has been referred to as the world’s trash can. Harsh for certain, but if you type in the words ‘India’ and ‘Trash,’ plenty of disturbing Google images of kids playing in trash will pop up.

Published: 2/25/2016

All-PE Structure Ensures Recyclability of Stand-Up Pouch
There are three things constant in the world: death, taxes and the…stand-up pouch. The stand-up pouch continues to grow in popularity showcasing that it does not yet have an expiration date, but it’s not all good news—issues with recyclability have ...

Published: 2/3/2016

Plastics Recycling Conference Explores Recycling Economics
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.

Published: 1/29/2016

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.

Published: 1/6/2016

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.