POST-CONSUMER RECYCLING

Recycling: Expanding 'Circularity' through Advanced Recycling Technologies

Recycling and achieving circularity for materials is at the core of the plastics industry’s evolving sustainable business model. Advanced technologies will play a big role.

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In this Tech Day session, experts Walter Smith of Nordson and Steve DeAngelis of Davis-Standard will speak about new developments in high-speed sheet extrusion and next-generation tooling.

Dow Launches its First Recycled Resin for Shrink Film Applications

The recycled plastic resin is designed specifically for retail and logistic shrink film applications.
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Nova Chemicals Becomes Lead Corporate Sponsor for the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup Initiative

The Nova Chemicals sponsorship will help bring two more marinas into the GLPC Initiative, bringing the total number of marinas participating to date to 13.
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Try This Approach to Clean Up Your Recycled Material

CO2 can be used as a totally “green” solvent to remove many kinds of contamination in recycled plastics without the need for toxic solvents.
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Recycling: Expanding 'Circularity' through Advanced Recycling Technologies

Recycling and achieving circularity for materials is at the core of the plastics industry’s evolving sustainable business model. Advanced technologies will play a big role.

RECYCLING: The Importance of Quality-Assurance Testing for Recycled Materials

Consider investing in these tools to ensure your material makes the grade.

RECYCLING: Recycling’s ‘Vision’ of the Future

Optical sorting technology continues to help push advances in plastics recycling.

Re|focus Webinar Episode 5: New Solutions for Untapped Feedstocks

As the industry seeks to advance the circularity of its products, the limitations of mechanical recycling are becoming increasingly clear. While some products are perfectly suited for mechanical recycling, others are not. Register today for the fifth episode in the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit Webinar Series on October 18 and explore how advanced recycling technologies are building new pathways to ensure all plastics can be managed as valuable resources for manufacturing.
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Recycling: Analysis System Determines Quality of Plastic Flakes and ReGrind

The Flake Scan was developed to help reduce the effort involved in various analysis techniques.

Ineos Expands its Recycl-IN Product Line to Include More Recycled Content

The new product aims to address the critical problem of plastics waste and offer consumers more choice as demand for recyclability in packaging continues to rise.
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Clear Your Calendars for Plastics Technology 'Tech Days'

Beginning Oct. 8, we will be bringing exclusive, live, online technical content on a wide range of processing topics that you can access for free.

Extrusion: Evaluating Screw Design for Multi-Material Recycling

Since many plastic products are made of a combination of materials with very different melting points, careful consideration must be given to designing screws when it comes time to recycle these products.

How and Where Twin-Screw Extruders Fit in Recycling

When utilized in a thoughtful way, the corotating intermeshing twin-screw extruder can transform recycled materials into value-added products and parts. Here’s what you need to know, and some real-world examples of the technology deployed for both post-industrial and post-consumer recycling.

Dow Launches New Project to Reduce Plastic Waste in Nigeria

Adwoa Coleman, Dow’s Africa sustainability and advocacy manager for packaging and specialty plastics, talks about the importance of this recycling project. 
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Graham Packaging Highlights Progress With Plastics Recycling

In 2019, 375 million containers were diverted from landfills by the Graham Recycling Operation. 

Project STOP Announces New Advancements to Combat Plastic Pollution

Launched in 2017 by Borealis and SYSTEMIQ, Project STOP works with cities to create effective waste management systems that eliminate plastics leakage into the ocean and create circular systems in Southeast Asia. 

Spring-Water Bottler to Expand In-House PET Recycling

Two California bottling plants are producing Crystal Geyser spring water bottles with at least 50% rPET now. Soon, the company plans to be using 100% rPET in all seven of its U.S. plants.

Nestlé Waters Doubles rPET Use

The company adds three more brands to its 100% recycled plastic portfolio.

Agilyx Launches New Feedstock Management Company

Agilyx also announced changes to its executive team and board of directors in preparation for a public financing listing expected by year end in the Nordic region.