A patented cleaning process allows for the use of RPET in heat sealable polyester packaging film, and PET depolymerization technologies get a boost. RPET cleaning for use in film: DuPont Teijin Films (DTF) has launched a line of heat sealable …Continue Reading→
Source: Plastics recycling technology roundup: Feb. 1, 2019 – Plastics Recycling Update
A new report examines the entire lifecycle of using recycled versus virgin resins in the manufacturing process, focusing on PET, HDPE and PP.
Source: APR: Recycled plastics reduce energy consumption, GHG emissions | Waste Dive
Year-end customs figures from the Chinese government quantify the country’s marked decrease in recyclable material purchases in the first year of new import restrictions. U.S.-specific figures, which are published by the U.S. Census Bureau, have been delayed by the four-week …Continue Reading→
Source: China: Plastic imports down 99 percent, paper down a third – Resource Recycling News
The report tracks the number of operating full-scale food waste composting facilities in the U.S., the types of materials processed and permit requirements.
Source: BioCycle Tracks U.S. Composting Infrastructure in New Report | Waste360
A second carpet recycling facility to open in Woodland, California, in 2019.
Source: Aquafil opens first US carpet recycling plant – Recycling Today
Aquafil, Nofir recycle recovered nets into yarn for fashion, interior industries.
Source: How abandoned fishing nets are recycled into nylon – Recycling Today
GreenWaste Recovery, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, has been known in the industry for its use of advanced technologies to recover materials. That company characteristic was recently bolstered by GreenWaste’s move to bring on another innovation: automated sorters …Continue Reading→
Source: MRF of the Month: GreenWaste Recovery Mixed Waste Material Recovery Facility – Resource Recycling News
A core technology of the aPRF is Recycling Technologies’ feedstock recycling machine, which is capable of recycling previously unrecyclable plastics.
Source: Developing England’s First Advanced Plastics Recycling Facility | Waste360
The U.S. Department of Energy will award $5.5 million to companies advancing lithium-ion battery recycling technology, and it will dedicate $15 million to developing a research center focused on the material. The initiatives will seek to help recover critical materials, …Continue Reading→
Source: Feds put millions behind lithium-ion battery recycling – E-Scrap News