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K recycling teams work behind scene

By: Jim Johnson

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — All sorts of plastics machinery churn out all sorts of products minute after minute, hour after hour, day after day at K 2013. The work to recycle these products takes place behind halls 5, 8, 11, 14 and 17 in an effort to clean up the different recycling streams and keep as much material as possible out of the mixed plastics bin. That's because loads of a single material can be easily recycled, but mixed plastics end up going to a waste-to-energy plant.

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