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Plastics recycling rates in Michigan will go up, if new initiative works


April 14, 2014 4:15 pm ET

Clean Tech, a unit of Plastipak Packaging Inc., expects to recycle about 6 billion plastic bottles this year and has an eye on 10 billion plastic bottles within three years. But that's only if recycling rates improve in communities served by the company.

Pepsi adds recycling bins in Oklahoma


April 14, 2014 12:45 pm ET

PepsiCo Inc. is beefing up recycling efforts in Tulsa, Okla., through the placement of more than 120 recycling bins at nearly 30 locations.

New York's new slogan: I love recycling?


April 11, 2014 12:23 pm ET

New York City is in the midst of placing thousands of recycling containers in public spaces in an effort to capture more materials, plastics included.

Petoskey Plastics expanding in Indiana


April 9, 2014 4:55 pm ET

Increasing demand for recycled-content products is fueling Petoskey Plastics Inc.'s push to continue growing.

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Birch Plastics adding new equipment, new grades of recycled HDPE


April 8, 2014 4:13 pm ET

Recycling firm Birch Plastics Inc. continues to grow, adding a new grinder and introducing new grades of recycled high density polyethylene resin.

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Arrow provides security in electronics recycling


April 8, 2014 4:33 pm ET

Arrow Electronics targets the nation's largest firms for its information technology asset disposition (ITAD) business, taking no-longer-needed equipment and either finding a new home for the electronics or recycling the materials.

Recycler fined for safety violations after worker loses parts of 2 fingers


April 7, 2014 10:36 am ET

British recycler Biffa Group Ltd. has been fined for safety breaches after a worker lost the tips of two fingers in unguarded machinery.

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Post-consumer film recycling up 1 percent in 2012


April 3, 2014 4:59 pm ET

New word from the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council puts recycling of post-consumer film packaging at 1.02 billion pounds in 2012, a hike of 56 percent since 2005, but just 1 percent over 2011, the trade group said.

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Coke reaches out for ideas on how to increase recycling in the UK


April 3, 2014 9:07 am ET

Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd. (CCE) has launched a new recycling challenge campaign to get more United Kingdom households recycling their plastic bottles after research found most other European countries recycled far more.

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APR looks for new ways to grow


April 2, 2014 1:20 pm ET

“The demands on [the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers] have never been greater,” says Executive Director Steve Alexander, adding that his group needs “to make sure we are engaged to represent the voice of the recyclers.

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