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Latvian plastics recycler Nordic Plast boosts capacity


September 16, 2014 10:15 am ET

Latvian plastics waste recycler Nordic Plast Ltd. has invested more than 2.5 million euros ($3.2 million) to expand capacity and modernize production at its plant in Olaine, Latvia.

Hungarian recycler launches new unit


September 15, 2014 10:59 am ET

Hungarian plastics recycler Polyter-Mix kft has launched a new 1,400-square-meter production hall at a site in Körösladány in southeastern Hungary.

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Startup post-consumer recycling specialty company Zzyzx wins grant


September 2, 2014 1:33 pm ET

An Allentown, Pa., company is receiving a grant of $737,000 to help support its efforts to develop polymers using post-consumer plastics.

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Europe recycled equivalent of 65 billion PET bottles in 2013


September 2, 2014 10:38 am ET

New figures from Petcore Europe said the equivalent of around 65 billion bottles — 1.64 million metric tons — was recycled in the region last year, up 7 percent from 2012.

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Non-recyclable items gumming up the works at recycling centers


August 21, 2014 3:46 pm ET

The influx of all sorts of unacceptable items at recycling centers has gotten to the point that Charlotte, N.C.-based ReCommunity is trying to bring added attention to the problem.

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GameDay Challenge expands the competition to the recycling bin


August 20, 2014 10:23 am ET

GameDay Recycling Challenge is returning this year as college football stadiums will compete to see which school produces the least amount of waste — including plastics — at their stadiums and tailgating areas, organizers said.

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BMW closes the carbon fiber loop


August 18, 2014 10:43 am ET

BMW's extensive use of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic in its i-series vehicles has prompted the development of ways to recycle unused material.

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Axion adding production in Ohio for structural parts from recycled plastic


August 11, 2014 2:47 pm ET

Axion International Holdings Inc. is converting extrusion equipment at its recently acquired Zanesville, Ohio, facility — formerly Y City Recycling — to produce recycled plastic industrial building components such as rail ties and...

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Confusion leads to lower plastic recycling rates, poll finds


August 11, 2014 2:18 pm ET

A new poll showed that 65 percent of people do not quite get what is acceptable and what is not when recycling their plastics.

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Lights, camera ... recycling?


August 7, 2014 12:41 pm ET

The folks at recycling company TerraCycle Inc. are back on television with a new series called “Human Resources.”

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