Plastics: demand-pull measures crucial to recycling industry’s survival

Demand for recycled plastics has been “very weak”, “huge” stocks are overhanging the market and many companies are struggling with “a lack of liquidity”, while at the same time low oil values have driven down prime plastic prices. The end result, according to BIR Plastics Committee Chairman Henk Alssema of Vita Plastics in the Netherlands, has been … [Read more...]

OneCircle builds its community in France with new collection and reseller partners

  OneCircle, a global provider PET kegs, has announced two new collection partners in France, Le Plastique Français and Distributeur des Brasseurs Indépendants (DBI), who will collect, sort and compact KeyKegs ready for recycling and reuse in the manufacture of new KeyKegs – supporting the circular economy.  OneCircle has also appointed … [Read more...]

Carbios Announces Strategic Alliance with the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse (INSA)

 Carbios and TBI (Toulouse Biotechnology Institute) set up an enzyme engineering research center of international scale on plastic recycling and biosynthesis. Carbios, a French biotech company developing enzymes to infinitely recycle all forms of PET plastic (e.g., soda bottles, colored plastics, polyester) has just announced a new partnership … [Read more...]

RPP Containers recycled 1.6 million pounds of bulk container plastic in 2019

Reusable bulk plastic container supplier continues its commitment to environmental sustainability. CINCINNATI  -  RPP Containers® a leading custom manufacturer, stocking distributor, and recycler of reusable plastic bulk containers used by a wide range of industrial and commercial customers, continues to strengthen its commitment to keep … [Read more...]

The future of plastic recycling: an interview with Surendra Borad Patawari

19th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2020 The new year still seems to be a long way off, but as we know, time flies. It's only another ten weeks until the 19th International Electronics Recycling Congress 2020 takes place from January 21 to 24, 2020! The conference will again be held in Salzburg. An extensive congress … [Read more...]

Millwood Acquires CORE Erosion Control Services

Purchase Means New Product Brand, Additional Erosion Services Vienna, OH, October 2019 – Millwood, Inc. finalized the purchase of CORE Erosion Control Services in September. With it comes a new product brand and Millwood’s 30th location nationwide. “We are excited to announce this acquisition,” Lionel Trebilcock, regional whitewood … [Read more...]

Europe faces challenges in meeting plastic bottle recovery target

The European recycling industry is going to miss a 2025 target for recycling PET bottles unless there is a reversal of the slowing growth rate in recovery, according to a new study by ICIS. The study also found evidence that regulation has become a greater driver to the increased use of recycled content in the bottle market. The top seven highest … [Read more...]

RPP Containers Expands and Moves to New Facility

CINCINNATI, OH -  RPP Containers®, a leading custom manufacturer, stocking distributor and recycler of reusable plastic bulk containers, has recently moved its operations into a new 123,000- square-foot headquarters located in the Evendale area of Cincinnati. Previously located at three different sites in the Cincinnati area, the new RPP … [Read more...]

Smithers Pira forecasts global bioplastic packaging market to reach $8.8 billion by 2024

LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK and AKRON, Ohio, USA – The plastics industry is a major contributor to the global economy, providing foundational technologies and materials for all key segments. With a new emphasis on sustainability from leading packaging converters and food and beverage brands, there is an increased demand and opportunities for … [Read more...]

Trex Offers Free Recyclability Testing for Polyethylene Packaging Applications

NexTrex™ Testing Program Aims to Clarify & Identify Acceptable Material for Inclusion in Trex Recycling Programs WINCHESTER, Va. - Plastic film plays a critical role in the packaging and transportation of many consumer goods, but it also presents a considerable challenge to manufacturers looking to reduce waste and their carbon footprints. How … [Read more...]