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Published: 2/7/2018

Plastic Materials, Recycling Should Play Part in Infrastructure Plan
Nation’s recycling facilities should be targeted in planned infrastructure upgrades.

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: 1/23/2018

PE Film Market Snap-Shot: T-Shirt Bags
Downgauging is a key trend: the average PE t-shirt bag utilizes 30% less material than a bag made five years ago, due mostly to advances in resin technology.

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: 10/12/2017

P&G Launches Second Ocean Plastic Bottle Made From 100% Recycled Plastic
320,000 bottles—the largest production run of recyclable dish soap bottles in the world made using ocean plastic—will hit store shelves in Britain next year.

Published: 9/27/2017

PLASTICS’ Carteaux Challenges NY Times Editorial on Plastic Bags
A pro-plastic bag ban editorial from the New York Times did not sit well with the plastics industry.

Published: 9/13/2017

NASA To Recycle Plastics in Space
Refabricator machine is a recycler and 3D printer in one unit.