Processing Plastics (On-Site!) At NPE
Be sure to check out the recycling machinery in action during the show as this is the first year materials will be processed right here on-site at the OCCC. A team from Commercial Plastics Recycling (CPR) is collecting the plastic scrap from participating exhibitors throughout the duration of NPE while Weima America has set up a two-stage shredding system, a Weima WLK 15 single-shaft shredder and a granulator, in the outdoor Westwood parking lot.
Keep an eye out on the official NPE mobile app that is informing attendees when the shredding is happening during the show.
Research scientists at Ford Motor are finding the ways and means to make more-sustainable plastics for use in their vehicles. And some of the bio-materials being used may surprise you.
Shell Polymers says it will use a new production facility and operational philosophy to change the way day-to-day business in polyethylene is currently conducted.
Using recycled content in packaging reduces the environmental footprint of the package and incentivizes recycling. There are plenty of technical solutions to overcome the barriers.