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Home Magazine News Multimedia Events June 15, 2012
 
Features

Statewide Strength

Domestic markets for a number of secondary plastics remain strong, while export markets have experienced further softening this spring. more

Fast Track

ReCommunity’s Jeffrey Fielkow says the newly formed company’s approach to recycling takes a different track. more

BIR Convention: Plastic Demand Ebbs and Flows

Long-term demand for plastic scrap is deemed positive despite some near-term hiccups. more

CPIA Reports Plastics Recycling Growth in Canada

Canadian association claims plastic film recycling increased by 50 percent between 2009 and 2010. more

A Rough Patch for Plastics

The economic doldrums in Europe are having a spillover effect on plastic scrap. more

 
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North American News

LA Bans Plastic Bags at Retail Establishments

Los Angeles becomes the largest city to ban plastic bags at retail establishments. more

Plastics Recycler to Open Second Plant in Tennessee

The Highlands Group will expand its plastics recycling business in the state with new facility. more

Mohawk Industries to Expand Georgia Recycling Plant

Company says it expects to add 500 jobs in the next five years. more

Plant-Based PET is Focus of Working Group

Coca-Cola, Ford Motor, Heinz, Nike and Procter & Gamble form the Plant PET Technology Collaborative. more

Encore Container Relocates Headquarters

Company expects to spend $4 million to relocate its operations to Greenville, S.C. more

Rhode Island Launches Statewide Recycling Program

Governor, local officials cut ribbon on new MRF. more

Republic Services Inaugurates Jacksonville, Fla., MRF

Facility’s Machinex processing lines started operating in April. more

Greenstar Opens Akron, Ohio, MRF

Facility to serve central and northeast Ohio. more

Republic Services to Update Two Missouri MRFs

Company says renovations will triple processing capacity and simplify recycling for residents. more

 
Global News

UK Company Acquires Idled Plastics Plant

Viridis Plastics plans to have newly acquired plant operating at full capacity within 18 months. more

Coca-Cola Mexico, Bottlers Look to Expand PET Recycling

Companies plan to invest $34 million to expand PetStar’s existing PET recycling facility near Mexico City. more

Tomra Systems ASA Subsidiary Acquires BEST

Tomra Sorting signs deal to acquire 100 percent of Belgian company. more

NextLife, 300 Recycling Establish Supply Agreement

Agreement designed to boost NextLife’s operations in the United Kingdom. more

Waste Recycling Group, Focsa Services Become FCC Environment

Company also looks to focus efforts on the energy-from-waste business. more

 
Products/Innovations

Fat Boy Goes to Work in Massachusetts

KLT Industries installs Balemaster Fat Boy baler. more

Titech Launches Next-Generation Autosort 4

New sensor-based sorting system featuring Flying Beam technology was introduced at IFAT ENTSORGA. more

Blankenship Equipment Joins International Baler Dealer Network

Equipment dealer will service Washington state customers. more

Garb Oil & Power Creates Consulting Division

Resource Protection Systems LLC will advise on recycling, waste to energy and soil remediation. more

BEST Sorting Launches Spectral Analysis Sorter, Rebrands Recycling Unit

Slidex sorter uses spectral analysis to inspect materials in free fall. more

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