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Post-consumer plastic recycling rates continue strong growth


October 15, 2014 9:18 am ET

Post-consumer plastic bottle recycling tonnage increased by another 4.3 percent last year, continuing what is now a growth spurt that's lasted more than two decades.

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Toray opens cogeneration system in RI


October 15, 2014 1:28 pm ET

Toray Plastics (America) Inc. is now operating a second cogeneration system at the company's campus in Rhode Island.

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Taiwanese bioplastics maker gets cash infusion


October 14, 2014 6:00 am ET

A cash injection of more than $10 million from a new owner has Taiwanese bioplastics firm Green Miracle Technology Co. Ltd. planning for a new compounding factory, after opening molding and extrusion plants in mainland China this year.

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Reusable bag is friendly both for the environment and local businesses


October 14, 2014 9:16 am ET

The Austrian city of Berndorf has made shopping more environmentally friendly and promote local businesses by introducing the Berndorf Bag, a bag constructed from woven plastic.

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P&G wants to double level of recycled resin in its packaging


October 13, 2014 4:32 pm ET

Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Co. is out with expanded sustainability goals, including a desire to double the company's use of recycled resin in plastic packaging.

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JCI looking at nanoparticle coatings to reduce VOCs in auto interiors


October 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

In an effort to improve interior air quality in the cars for which it supplies parts, the interiors division of Johnson Controls Inc. recently explored methods of reducing levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in cabin air.

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Lightweighting continues as the top theme for the auto industry


October 13, 2014 6:00 am ET

Polypropylene materials from Borealis AS are offering lighter weight and sustainability in the auto market.

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Companies, SPI working together to get plastics recycling story out


October 9, 2014 11:25 am ET

The plastics market has a good story to tell where recycling is concerned. The challenging part is getting that story heard.

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Massive recycling project targets plastics for reuse, energy


October 9, 2014 4:13 pm ET

International Recycling Group will create the $70 million facility in a 575,000-square-foot building in a business park in Portage, Ind. And plans are to occupy the entire space, said Jim Fitzer, executive director of the Portage Economic...

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The PET recycling rate is only part of the story for the industry


October 9, 2014 11:53 am ET

The National Association of PET Container Resources points to the increasing infrastructure and demand for recycled bottles as important trends in this corner of the plastics recycling industry.

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