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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.

Published: 4/24/2017

Conference Explores Creating Reliable Recycling Supply Chain
Optimism reigned at the latest Plastics Recycling Conference in New Orleans.

Published: 3/27/2017

Former Has a Full-Blown Focus on Sustainability
Shepherd Thermoforming’s operation has spared millions of PET bottles from death by landfill. It also has taken steps to slash its own energy and water consumption.

Published: 1/27/2017

Prices Bottom Out for Polyolefins; PET, PS, PVC Move Up
Flat or falling prices have turned upward for all five commodity resins.

Published: 1/27/2017

New Resins & Additives Galore at K 2016
A wide range of interesting developments in materials technologies were sprinkled in with some intriguing announcements of new ventures at K 2016.