Category Archives: Recycling

WPA Today Fall Edition

The Fall Issue of The WPA Today is available for your review.  This issue is filled with news about the elections, legislative matters and updates on the California Manufacturers Challenge.  Click wpatoday_sept2016 to view.

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Startup Turns Recycled Plastic into 3D Printing Filament

Reflow converts recyclable plastic into 3D printing filament using open source technology. Reflow filament is made from recycled PET bottles collected in developing regions, and revenues from the filament go back to the waste collectors who gather these bottles, which … Read Full Post

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Can we solve the flexible film recovery puzzle?

Multilayer, mixed-material flexible film packaging is a sustainability conundrum. Lighter in weight, using less material, and resulting in fewer greenhouse gas emissions than alternative packaging formats such as glass, aluminum, and rigid plastic, flexibles seem like the most eco-friendly packaging … Read Full Post

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Federal bill would create zero waste grant program

Recycling interests are applauding a bill in Congress that would authorize a grant program to fund waste reduction, recycling and reuse efforts.  The Zero Waste Development and Expansion Act (H.R. 3237) calls for creating a U.S. EPA grant program, which … Read Full Post

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Procter & Gamble Joins National Effort to Recycle Flexible Plastic Wraps, Bags

ACC is pleased to announce that the Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) has joined the Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG), a self-funded group that is driving unprecedented growth in the recovery of flexible polyethylene (PE) film, wraps and bags. “Optimizing … Read Full Post

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Waste Disposal Rate Remains Low Amid Accelerating Economy

SACRAMENTO – Despite an improving economy in which more material is being produced, bought, and consumed, Californians remain vigilant about keeping waste out of landfills. The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) announced today that Californians disposed an average … Read Full Post

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APR highlights label solutions at mid-year meeting

More than 170 members of the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers – a record for a mid-year APR meeting – met in Austin, Texas to receive an update on the group’s various projects, including some nascent solutions for full-wrap container … Read Full Post

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Two companies have big plans to boost PET consumption

A Texas bottle-to-bottle recycling firm is spending $60 million on equipment for an upcoming facility, and a clothing giant plans to invest $5 million in the company’s recycling center to meet demand for fabrics made using recovered plastics.  In Texas, … Read Full Post

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Price volatility marks 2013 for selected recyclables

According to information in Resource Recycling’s market database, price volatility continued unabated in 2013 for recovered packaging materials.  The average price of homopolymer HDPE plastic containers, such as milk jugs, was about 36 cents per pound in the U.S. in … Read Full Post

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Ontario’s EPR plan hangs in the balance

The fate of a waste reduction bill in Ontario is up in the air, with municipalities rallying around the measure and conservative members of the provincial legislature opposing it as a “job killer.”  Under the proposed bill, which would repeal … Read Full Post

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