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Trex sets quarterly sales record with more business on tap


October 28, 2014 1:09 pm ET

Composite deck maker Trex Co. Inc. set sales and earnings records for the third quarter of 2014 and is on track to see revenue reach $388 million for the year, which would be the highest ever for the firm.

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Post-consumer plastic recycling rates continue strong growth


October 15, 2014 9:18 am ET

Post-consumer plastic bottle recycling tonnage increased by another 4.3 percent last year, continuing what is now a growth spurt that's lasted more than two decades.

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Gross PET recycling rates 2003-2013


October 13, 2014 7:46 am ET

Gross PET recycling rates 2003-2013

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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.

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