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Home Magazine News Multimedia Events August 2012

Low-Cost Scenarios

One MRF operator says demand is good, but pricing has retreated sharply, especially for PET. more

A Modest Proposal

Simple labeling and capping procedure modifications at bottling plants can help boost PET bottle recycling efforts. more

Plastic Scrap Market Report: Come Back in a Few Months

Plastics markets have been experiencing a fairly sharp downward trend over the past several months. more

North American News

Polyflow, Ambassador Enterprises Form New Company

Newly formed company to focus on growing its continuous-feed waste-to-energy recovery system. more

MRC Polymers Introduces Recycling Solutions Division

Company says it sees opportunities for difficult-to-recycle plastics. more

Companies to Recycle Marcellus Region Well Liners

WellSpring Environmental and Ultra-Poly Corp. partner to collect and process an estimated 10,000 tons of plastic per year. more

APR Releases Document on Full-Sleeve Labels on PET Bottles

NAPCOR endorses APR document to address recycling of PET bottles with full-sleeve labels more

ERT Receives Patent for Plastics Recycling Product

Patent is for the company’s Powder Impression Moulding process. more

Study Reaffirms Waste’s Role as a US Fuel Source

American Chemistry Council and University of Texas study concludes waste can be used in energy-intensive commercial and industrial applications. more

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Global News

Closed Loop Recycling to Expand UK Plastics Recycling Operation

U.K. company will invest nearly $19 million to double the capacity of its plastics recycling facility. more

European Plastics Recyclers Report Strong Collection Rates

European recycling associations report an increase in PET recycling on the continent. more

Teijin to Establish Polyester Chemical Recycling Joint Venture in China

Japanese company plans to have the project operational by the first half of 2014. more

Erema Opens Customer Center

Ansfelden, Austria, facility allows application trials of reclaimed plastic scrap. more

Carpet Recycling UK Conference Spotlights Innovation

Innovation in waste prevention, recycling and extracting energy from carpet scrap were key subjects explored. more

German Plastics Recycler Applauds European Certification Standard

Executive with MTM Plastics feels the creation of the EuCertPlast standard will improve the recycling of the commodity. more

BVSE Schedules Fall Conference

German recycling association will hold its 2012 conference Sept. 20-21 in Dresden, Germany. more

Starlinger Subsidiary Names New VP of Sales

Alfred Rak joins American Starlinger-Sahm Inc. more


Vecoplan Introduces Waste Shredder for RDF Applications

Machine is often integrated into WTE and feedstock preparation systems. more

MSS Releases New Optical Sorter

Cirrus high-resolution sorter offers color and metal sensing technologies. more

Starlinger Receives FDA Approval for Decontamination Dryer

New system allows the company to produce food-grade flakes from post-consumer recycled HDPE. more

ERT Receives Patent for Plastics Recycling Product

Patent is for the company’s Powder Impression Moulding process. more

Amut Friction Washer Cleans Contaminated PET Flakes

Process features reduced water consumption. more

International Baler Adds BaleForce to Dealer Network

Manufacturer expands its presence in Canada with new dealer. more

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