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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.

Published: 12/22/2015

Top Recycling Stories of 2015
As PT’s Editorial Director Jim Callari wrote earlier this year: recycling is here to stay.

Published: 10/26/2015

New Plastics Recovery Facility To Open in Baltimore
One of the biggest barriers to increasing recycling rates is a lack of infrastructure.

Published: 9/9/2015

Taiwan's Growing Recycling Market
Strolling down the night markets in Asia, one of the things that stick out among the various smells, sights and sounds—is trash. Lots of trash.

Published: 8/27/2015

Are You A Film or Sheet Processor? Find out at Extrusion 2015
  Have you checked out Plastics Technology’s upcoming Extrusion 2015 Conference?

Published: 8/11/2015

Detroit Lions QB Practice Jerseys Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles
During the preseason scrimmage on August 8, the Detroit Lions quarterbacks had a different look— a very green one.

Published: 7/7/2015

Adidas Develops Shoes Made From Ocean Waste
The amount of waste in our oceans is staggering.

Published: 6/30/2015

Can A Circular Economy Increase Plastics Recycling Rates?
The European Union (EU) has set a goal to recycle 60% of plastic packaging by 2025.

Published: 6/18/2015

Compatibilizers Aim to Boost Plastics Recycling Profits
The new paper on compatibilizers from SPI's Recycling Committee is a tool for increasing profitability of plastics recycling.