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Expansion gives recycler space to develop new products


April 15, 2015 11:47 am ET

Thousands of square feet of additional space at Birch Plastics Inc. are allowing the company to grow now and in the future.

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Project aims to place recycled plastics front and center in cars


April 15, 2015 10:21 am ET

Premium car maker Jaguar Land Rover is preparing to enter new territory and use recycled plastics in the passenger cabin to make interior trim with a Class A surface.

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Recycled cup maker MicroGreen shuts down


April 14, 2015 6:39 pm ET

An Arlington, Wash.-based cup maker, which used recycled PET and attracted millions and millions of outside investment, has “ceased operations.”

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Canadian recycler headed for auction block


April 14, 2015 3:17 pm ET

A Canadian recycling company that could not climb out of a financial hole will have its assets sold at auction.

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Fire kills 4 at Chinese recycling facility


April 13, 2015 4:07 pm ET

An April 13 fire at a small plastics recycling company killed four people in China's Jieyang, Guangdong province..

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Study: Most plastics recycled in Canada stays in North America


April 13, 2015 3:41 pm ET

Most post-consumer plastics packaging collected in Canada finds a home in that country and the United States, according to a recently released study.

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UK groups out to secure bottle recycling business


April 13, 2015 11:12 am ET

The United Kingdom non-profit Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is hosting a meeting this week with leading figures in the supermarket supply chain to look at balancing the market for recycled high density polyethylene and help stricken...

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Recyclers push for grading system for higher quality PET bales


April 10, 2015 12:45 pm ET

A couple of trade groups closely associated with PET recycling are working on new bale quality grading specifications for post-consumer material.

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Brazil's São Paulo launches plastic bag restrictions, fines


April 9, 2015 12:11 pm ET

Brazil's mega-city of São Paulo initiated a ban on petroleum-based plastic grocery bags on April 5, following a multi-year dispute between plastic industry trade groups and city government.

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Erema makes long-term commitment to Pure Loop recycling technology


April 9, 2015 12:42 pm ET

Erema's Pure Loop GmbH was born this year to emphasize and differentiate a shredder-extrusion technology from the rest of the company.

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