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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
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
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
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
Six major categories of plastic packaging significantly reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions compared to packaging made with alternative materials, according to a new study. Compiled by Franklin Associates for the American Chemistry Council and the Canadian Plastics Industry … Read Full Post
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
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
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
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