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Published: 1/26/2018

IBM Tackles Chemical Recycling of Plastics From Post-Consumer PC (Think CDs) to a Thermoset
Jeannette Garcia, polymer chemist at IBM Research, details her research into chemical recycling of plastics for monomer recovery.

Published: 12/6/2017

Technology Advancements and Investments Spur Polystyrene Recycling
Like its cousin the plastic bag, polystyrene foam has also been the talk of bans, but despite a bad reputation for being unrecyclable, there’s a lot of activity on the EPS reclaim front.

Published: 11/2/2017

Reusing Post-Consumer Plastics as a Concrete Strengthening Additive
Exposing discarded plastic to doses of gamma radiation changes the material’s crystalline structure in a way that makes the plastic stronger, stiffer and tougher.

Published: 10/27/2017

Bring On Your PCR
Lots of news lately on expanded use of postconsumer resin (PCR) in products and packaging, including updates from APR, KW Plastics and Landmark Plastic.

Published: 10/23/2017

Newly Formed Global Plastics Alliance To Harmonize Recycling Testing
North American and European associations seek a coordinated industry voice to create a Global Plastics Protocol.

Published: 9/11/2017

Plastic Bottle Recycling Campaign Reports Tangible Results
The campaign in North and South Carolina debuted with a 2% increase in tons of all types of plastic bottles sold by local recycling processors from March to May 2017.

Published: 8/11/2017

UK Project Successfully Recycled One Million PVC Gift Cards
Having proved the concept, investment in infrastructure is the next step with an eye towards loyalty and hotel key cards next.

Published: 7/27/2017

P&G Launches New PP Recycling Venture With PureCycle Technologies
Patented technology uses proprietary process to remove color, odor and other contaminants from recycled material and produce a 100% “virgin-like” PP.

Published: 7/20/2017

Recap of Refocus Sustainability & Recycling Summit
Sustainable materials must meet or exceed the performance of their traditional competitors; could ocean plastic be coming to cars; and more.

Published: 6/22/2017

Keurig to Produce Recyclable K-cup Pods in Canada by End of 2018
Push to make pods recyclable to ramp up in Canada.