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Recycling trade group growing in size, resources


February 27, 2015 4:50 pm ET

DALLAS — The executive director of the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers is partial to calling his group the little engine that could.

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Silicone baby teether company working with Massachusetts recycler


February 26, 2015 1:14 pm ET

A recycling company and a startup will try to keep silicone baby products out of landfill.

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Price and sustainability both key to success for carpet recycler


February 26, 2015 1:28 pm ET

DALLAS — A green message will get you in the door, but ultimately that sustainability message has to be backed up with quality at the right price.

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Expert says more action needed to solve ocean plastics problem


February 25, 2015 5:59 pm ET

DALLAS — Private companies are going to have to step up to the plate and open their wallets if the world ever wants to solve the growing problem of plastic waste flowing into the oceans, according to one man who has studied the issues for...

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Referendum on bag ban going to California voters


February 24, 2015 6:34 pm ET

California's voters, not legislators, will be the ones to ultimately decide on the state's plastic bag ban.

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Leader calls on Mexico’s plastics industry to spend more to defend plastics


February 24, 2015 6:13 pm ET

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s plastics industry must spend more on recycling, advertising and lobbying to stave off anti-plastics legislation, a leading consultant says.

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US film recycling leaps 11 percent


February 24, 2015 9:00 am ET

UPDATED — Post-consumer plastic film packaging recycling jumped 11 percent year-over-year, according to new findings from the American Chemistry Council.

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Solutions for plastic waste come with collaboration


February 24, 2015 1:26 pm ET

LAKE LAS VEGAS, NEV. — Multiple levels of the plastics industry will need to work together to find innovative solutions to the issue of plastic waste, according to a panel of industry experts at the 2015 Plastics News Executive Forum.

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Survey shows high recycling rate for post-industrial plastics


February 23, 2015 10:43 pm ET

DALLAS — A glimpse into how several companies handle their post-industrial plastic waste is producing some rather dramatic recycling numbers.

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Expert: Recyclers face challenges, but also opportunities


February 23, 2015 10:38 pm ET

DALLAS — Plastics certainly can be recycled, said Adrian Merrington. Some can be recycled economically. Some can be recycled environmentally. And some can even be recycled very profitably. But not all, said the senior associate scientist at...

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