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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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PRE taking the first steps to increase PET tray recycling


September 25, 2014 10:33 am ET

A set of new guidelines covering design-for-recycling for PET trays has been published by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), the Brussels-based trade body.

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Recycling equipment maker Vecoplan opens tech center in Germany


September 24, 2014 3:25 pm ET

Vecoplan AG recently held a grand opening of its 17,000-square-foot technology center in Bad Marienburg, Germany, equipped with more than 25 machines for processing, recycling or repurposing of waste and biomass.

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Study: Consumers, industry EPS recycling rates on the rise


September 23, 2014 2:22 pm ET

Recycling of post-consumer and post-commercial expanded polystyrene hit an all-time high of 34 percent in 2013, according to a new report.

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PET to PET boosts recycling capacity


September 18, 2014 11:14 am ET

PET to PET Recycling Austria GmbH, a bottle-to-bottle PET recycling operation backed by Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling and several beverage manufacturers, has invested 2.3 million euros ($2.9 million) to upgrade its Austrian plant.

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Symphony Environmental defends biodegradable plastics in recycling stream


September 17, 2014 11:47 am ET

Symphony Environmental Technologies plc, one of the world's largest oxo-biodegradable technology companies, has responded to a leading Mexican recycler's comments about the efficiency of oxo-biodegradable technology.

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ACI expanding in South Carolina


September 17, 2014 12:56 pm ET

Reprocessor and recycler ACI Plastics Inc. is expanding in South Carolina.

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