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Published: 7/1/2018

Trash as Value: Turning Ocean Waste Into Viable Products
So-called “ocean plastics” is a global problem, but a wide range of companies across the entire supply chain have put in the time, money and R&D efforts necessary to make capturing and converting the material into a sustainable busin...

Published: 5/10/2018

Techmer PM Showcases Bottle Made From 100% Ocean-Bound Plastics
Techmer PM helped Envision Plastics Industries create a 100% ocean-bound plastic bottle.

Published: 3/29/2018

Resins & Additives at NPE2018: Spotlight on Performance, Economy, Sustainability
NPE will host lots of news in engineered thermoplastic compounds, customized TPEs, polyolefins for packaging, bioplastics, recycled content compounds, purging agents, 3D printing materials, and a slew of innovative additives.

Published: 3/2/2018

Recycling Needs Drive Innovation in Sleeve Labels
Materials suppliers and film processors have been hard at work creating new label offerings compatible with PET bottle recycling.

Published: 12/29/2017

Recycled Plastics Prices: PET Looks Stable, HDPE on a Yo-Yo Path
Most recyclers say 2017 ended on a flat note, after brief disruption by Hurricane Harvey, and some recycled resin prices may rise a bit in the second quarter.

Published: 11/30/2017

2017: A Mixed Bag for Recycled Plastics Pricing So Far
Volatility in HDPE and PP recycle prices; relative stability for R-PET.

Published: 10/27/2017

Processor Cultivates Success With Recycled Plastics
Landmark Plastic produces packaging and other products for the horticultural industry, using not only its own scrap, but reclaim it collects from growers and retailers.

Published: 7/17/2017

R-PET Prices Stable in First Quarter
Not much action in the first quarter, and no big changes expected in the near term.

Published: 6/27/2017

Canadian Water Bottler Gets More Than Expected From New PET Recycling Line
Bottle-to-bottle PET recycling line recycles pre-washed post-consumer PET bottle flake.

Published: 5/12/2017

Beach Plastic: A Recycling Story
Plastics Technology went to the beach in San Diego; not for surfing but to see first hand how local collection of beach plastic is enabling P&G's newest sustainable package.