Recycling spotlighted in 'zero waste zone'

March 25, 2015 6:00 am ET

Plastics recycling, and recycled plastics, will be on display this week at NPE 2015 like no other time in history.


NPE nudges attendees to recycle

March 24, 2015 1:47 pm ET

A public awareness campaign developed by Keep America Beautiful is receiving prominent display at NPE 2015 as part of the show's overall effort to elevate the importance of recycling at the triennial show.


APR reaching out from top to bottom of food chain to boost recycling

March 18, 2015 1:05 pm ET

Members of the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers have an aggressive approach to spreading the word about their recycling guidelines.


Employee dies in Georgia recycling plant accident

March 18, 2015 12:47 pm ET

An employee of recycler Syncot Plastics Inc. was killed in an industrial accident March 17 at the company's Cartersville, Ga., facility, apparently after being dragged through a mixing machine.


'Energy Bag' pilot shows potential

March 16, 2015 3:44 pm ET

What organizers expected to be easy ended up being hard during the first-ever Energy Bag pilot program aimed at collecting plastics that are not typically recycled.


Plastic made up 5 percent of recyclables for Republic in 2014

March 16, 2015 2:20 pm ET

Republic Services Inc. is reporting that one out of every 20 pounds of recyclables it processed last year was plastic.


Exide closing battery recycling plant, paying millions for cleanup

March 12, 2015 6:13 pm ET

Exide Technologies is immediately closing its lead-acid battery recycling facility in Vernon, Calif., admitting felony violations and agreeing to pay millions of dollars to tear down the site and clean neighboring land.


Canada Fibers launches plastics recycling unit with industry veteran at the helm

March 12, 2015 11:43 am ET

Mark Badger has returned to his plastics industry roots by leading a recycling company's plastics operations.


Magma adding markets for its recycled plastic flooring, panels

March 12, 2015 10:35 am ET

Magma Flooring LLC has added new markets to its recycled plastic panels business.

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