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European Union commission: 2025 landfill ban for recyclables


July 3, 2014 10:04 am ET

The European Commission has announced that it has adopted proposals, including a landfill ban for recyclable materials, to turn Europe into a more circular economy and boost recycling.

UK leaders fund study on ways to increase laminated packaging recyling


June 24, 2014 10:05 am ET

A consortium including the retailer Tesco and consumer brands Nestlé and Coca-Cola and waste management company Sita has received a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) funding to explore ways to increase the amount of flexible laminate packaging that is collected and recycled in England.

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CCC says acquisitions in recycling give all firms more growth opportunities


June 20, 2014 1:52 pm ET

Consolidated Container Co. emerged as the winner last week for both Envision and Ecoplast following an auction run by an investment banker hired by previous owners Massoud Rad and Parham Yedidsion.

FTC warns American Plastic Lumber on its post-consumer content claim


June 20, 2014 1:44 pm ET

A California-based plastic lumber company is settling charges that it allegedly made deceptive claims about the amount of post-consumer material in its products, the Federal Trade Commission said.

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The possibilities for plastics will be focus of The Plasticity Forum


June 20, 2014 1:39 pm ET

When experts gather to talk about plastics, it's more often than not a discussion about problems. But for at least one day in New York, it will be a discussion about possibilities.

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Finished with your Coke? Turn the empty bottle into a phone case.


June 20, 2014 9:22 am ET

Coca-Cola Co. has teamed with 3D Systems Corp. and its chief creative director, the musician Will.i.am, to develop a 3-D printing system that uses PET from recycled Coke bottles.

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Quebec's Recyc RPM forced to shut down for restructuring


June 19, 2014 3:59 pm ET

A major plastics recycler in Quebec has shut down while it works on a restructuring plan.

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Pilot project seeks to bring multi-material pouches into recycling, reuse stream


June 19, 2014 12:23 pm ET

The new purple "Energy Bag" program is aimed squarely at multi-material pouches and other plastics that typically aren't recycled.

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DAK Americas focusing on PET growth and recycling in Argentina


June 18, 2014 3:53 pm ET

DAK Americas expects to introduce local production of its heat-set Laser+HS PET resin for hot-fill applications with PepsiCo and Coca-Cola Co. in the third quarter of this year, a product long available in the United States but under review by...

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Groups hope standardized signs will boost recycling rates


June 18, 2014 4:20 pm ET

There's a new campaign under way to help standardize messaging on public recycling containers in an effort to boost the amount of material, including plastics, diverted from landfills.

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