Major packaging merger includes plastics operations

January 26, 2015 12:24 pm ET

A merger of packaging companies MeadWestvaco Corp. and Rock-Tenn Inc. will create a new company with nearly $16 billion in annual sales.


Recycling Partnership coalition kicks off its initial curbside project

January 22, 2015 3:51 pm ET

The Recycling Partnership's inaugural effort to boost curbside recycling around the country kicked off this week in Columbia, S.C.


DuPont teaming with EcoStrate on post-consumer carpet recycling

January 20, 2015 2:25 pm ET

DuPont Co. is working with EcoStrate SFS Inc. to create a post-consumer recycling program for carpet made from the company's Sonora renewably sourced, corn-based fiber.


Recycler MTM expanding in Germany, seeking second site

January 20, 2015 9:58 am ET

MTM Plastics GmbH, which produces recycled polyolefins from mixed plastic waste, is planning to invest 8 million euros ($9.2 million) to expand its production facilities in Niedergebra, Germany by the end of 2016.


Hong Kong researcher speeds up 'cracking' of waste plastics

January 15, 2015 2:29 pm ET

HONG KONG — Can a professor working out of a modest laboratory in a teachers' college crack one of the biggest technical challenges facing plastics recyclers?


Group hopes to spark EPS recycling

January 13, 2015 4:34 pm ET

A new grant program aimed at boosting expanded polystyrene foam recycling efforts and dispelling the assumption that foam is not recyclable is launching this spring.


Recycler faces fine, possible prison time from EPA over hazardous waste

January 13, 2015 2:23 pm ET

The owner of a plastics recycling company in El Dorado, Kan., faces the possibility of prison time and a fine over the handling of hazardous waste, according to federal authorities.


Axion focuses on fuel cell recycling

January 13, 2015 10:14 am ET

Resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting has helped devise a new recycling process to recover high-value materials from waste fuel cells.


ACI ramping up recycling in Nebraska

January 8, 2015 10:59 am ET

Reprocessor and recycler ACI Plastics Inc. is bringing its new Nebraska operation up to capacity to support its growing medical products business.


Ohio just the start of global growth plans for Octal

January 7, 2015 2:51 pm ET

Octal has a vision for the future. And that vision is anything but modest.

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