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Garden equipment specialist East Jordan Plastics grows new business


October 10, 2014 1:22 pm ET

Thermoformer and recycler East Jordan Plastics Inc. is boosting its injection molding capabilities and has recently added a new line of injection molded baskets and planters.

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Companies, SPI working together to get plastics recycling story out


October 9, 2014 11:25 am ET

The plastics market has a good story to tell where recycling is concerned. The challenging part is getting that story heard.

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Massive recycling project targets plastics for reuse, energy


October 9, 2014 4:13 pm ET

International Recycling Group will create the $70 million facility in a 575,000-square-foot building in a business park in Portage, Ind. And plans are to occupy the entire space, said Jim Fitzer, executive director of the Portage Economic...

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The PET recycling rate is only part of the story for the industry


October 9, 2014 11:53 am ET

The National Association of PET Container Resources points to the increasing infrastructure and demand for recycled bottles as important trends in this corner of the plastics recycling industry.

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PET recycling hits a new US record


October 8, 2014 3:20 pm ET

Recycling of post-consumer PET bottles increased by 80 million pounds in the U.S. last year, a slight increase that pushed the recycling rate to 31.2 percent.

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Orbis boosts use of recycled plastic


October 7, 2014 11:56 am ET

Orbis Corp., a maker of reusable plastic packaging, increased its use of recycled resin by nearly 15 percent in 2013, according to new information from the company.

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Recyclers see progress on shrink-sleeve labels for PET bottles


October 3, 2014 2:09 pm ET

This year, things are looking better and better for the future recyclability of shrink-sleeve labels.

Florida recycler starts reprocessing agricultural film


October 2, 2014 3:12 pm ET

Florida Agricultural Plastic Recyclers LLC sees a bright future where others tread lightly — used agricultural film.

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Recycling group releases shrink sleeve label guidelines


September 26, 2014 4:02 pm ET

A post-consumer plastics recycling trade group is out with a set of recommendations to help guide the packaging industry on the use of shrink sleeve labels, a move to help mitigate the label's impact on container recycling.

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Recycling rates continuing to climb for EPS used in transport packaging


September 25, 2014 11:28 am ET

Recycling of the expanded polystyrene used in transport packaging continues to rise, extending what has now been a years-long push even higher.

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