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Home Magazine News Multimedia Events April 2012
FEATURES

Building a Future

Axion International’s building products are establishing a market for hard-to-recycle and under-recycled plastics.

Swapping the Sack

Austin, Texas, is the most recent community to restrict the use of single-use plastic and paper bags.

 
NORTH AMERICAN NEWS

Dart Container Corp. Signs Deal to Acquire Solo Cup

Company says acquisition will broaden its product line.

Study Highlights Growth in Plastic Bag Recycling Efforts

Moore Recycling Associates study says more than 91 percent of U.S. population has access to plastic bag recycling.

Polyflow Names Two Industry Veterans to Board

Phillip Ashkettle and John Quinn have advised company for several years.

SPI, NAPCOR Award Grant Money

Plastics associations name primary and secondary recipients of PET thermoform recycling grant money.

Plastic Bag Group Issues Statement over Proposed Bag Ban in LA

The American Progressive Bag Alliance says proposed ban would threaten local jobs.

HPRC Adds Covidien

Provider of health care products joins the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council.

 
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GLOBAL NEWS

Stena Metall, University to Research Recycling Innovations

Recycler sponsors professorship at Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology leading to research to improve industrial recycling practices.

WTSA Proposes Additional Rate Increase

Shipping lines seek to raise rates for container shipments from the U.S. to Asia.

Teijin Partners with China Chemical Fibers Association

Partnership will explore polyester recycling, among other projects.

UK Resident Devises Recycling Scheme to Benefit Lifeboat Service

Cromwell Recycling and Farm XS franchise also involved in fundraising partnership.

City of Edinburgh, Scotland, Extends Palm Recycling Contract

Recycler’s curbside services are expected to help the city approach its 75 percent goal.

 
PRODUCT/INNOVATIONS

Efactor 3 Brings OneStep Extrusion System to North America

OneStep system is designed to combine recycling and compounding processes into a single step.

JBI Starts up Second Plastics-to-Fuel System

Canadian company says both of its lines are permitted to operate at 4,000 pounds per hour.

TOMRA Systems Installs Equipment at Oregon Plant

New BottleDrop Redemption Center opened in March.

Rockwell Automation Lands Contract to Build Plastic-to-Fuel Plant

Plant will be built at Sita UK’s facility in Bristol, U.K.

Mid-Atlantic Waste Opens New Facility

Equipment distributor adds new location in western Pennsylvania.

Routeware Names New President

Software firm hires Tom Malone to help the company grow its business.

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