Category Archives: Recycling

Dart drops opposition to New York City foam bill

Dart Container Corp. is backing off its opposition to a measure that could ultimately ban polystyrene in New York City because of a potential recycling compromise.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed banning the material from food service facilities in the city, … Read Full Post

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CalRecycle lacks funds to analyze plastic-film data

The California agency in charge of overseeing a state law requiring retailers to collect plastic bags and film for recycling says it has no funds to properly track the impact of the law. Despite the abundance of raw data available … Read Full Post

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Oregon to study ways to boost plastics recycling

Oregon is planning an assessment of used plastic in an effort to determine whether recycling rates can be bolstered.  The state captures about 50 percent of its PET beverage containers, according to 2009 statistics from the Container Recycling Institute, thanks … Read Full Post

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Scrap recyclers adopt policy opposing bag bans, fees

A trade group that represents scrap recyclers has come out against efforts to ban or charge fees for recyclable paper and plastic shopping bags.  The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries announced Monday that its board has adopted a policy to … Read Full Post

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Design guidelines push recyclability

A trade group representing plastics recyclers is out with new information to help people understand recyclability design guidelines for packaging and containers.  The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers has published design guidelines for 14 years, but the group expects a … Read Full Post

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Command Packaging setting up recycling plant

Peter Grande has a vision to match his name and it involves diverting millions of pounds of agricultural plastics away from landfills.  The CEO of Command Packaging in Vernon, Calif., is moving forward with plans to create a polyethylene recycling … Read Full Post

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Command Packaging Scheduled to Open State-of-the-Art Recycling Facility in the Heart of Farm Country in Salinas, CA

Command Packaging, a U.S. manufacturer of reusable shopping and restaurant bags, today announced the opening of Encore Recycling. The new 130,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art agricultural plastic recycling facility in Salinas, CA is scheduled to begin operations in October 2013.   Encore Recycling will … Read Full Post

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ACC anticipates growth in thin film recycling

With the relaunch of its Web site and growing the ranks, the polyethylene film recycling working group within the American Chemistry Council expects to see growth in thin film recovery and recycling.  Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., KW Plastics Recycling, Mil-tek … Read Full Post

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Say so long to recycling code arrows

An ASTM International plastics committee has announced a big change to the Resin Identification Code: The iconic chasing-arrows symbol will be replaced by a solid, equilateral triangle.  The RIC — Nos. 1-7 inside three chasing arrows — appears on the … Read Full Post

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Dart Container reports progress on polystyrene recycling

Dart Container Corp. is one of the largest manufacturers of polystyrene foam food packaging, so maybe it’s fitting that the company also is a major player in foam recycling.  Earlier this year, the Mason, Mich.,-based company was given the Excellence … Read Full Post

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