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PlastiCycle’s new location positions it for growth

Posted on February 3rd, 2022 by plasticycle

February 2, 2022 by Marissa Heffernan, PLATICS RECYCLING UPDATE Resource Recycling Inc. PlastiCycle’s Nashville facility has two grinding lines and a pelletizing line, which the new Franklin, Ky. facility will also get, in addition to a wash line. | Courtesy of PlastiCycle Plastics reclaimer PlastiCycle will double its capacity and invest in a wash line as part of […]

PlastiCycle bringing jobs, recycling to Franklin

Posted on January 11th, 2022 by plasticycle

By DON SERGENT dsergent@bgdailynews.comJan 10, 2022 BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS New York-based PlastiCycle, a company providing plastic recycling services to manufacturers, is expanding into Simpson County. The company, which already has a presence in Nashville, has purchased a 54,000-square-foot manufacturing building on Washington Way in Franklin, where PlastiCycle President Tony Corso said “25 to 30” […]

PlastiCycle cites growing demand for expansion into Kentucky

Posted on January 9th, 2022 by plasticycle

January 06, 2022 01:40 PM PLASTICS NEWS JIM JOHNSON Staff Writer, Plastics News Staff PlastiCycle has two grinding lines as well as a pelletizing line in Nashville, and looks to install the same equipment in the 60,000-square-foot Kentucky building. PlastiCycle Corp. is simultaneously staying close to home and moving into another state as the plastic recycler […]

COVID-19 has resurrected single-use plastics – are they back to stay?

Posted on July 15th, 2020 by plasticycle

THE CONVERSATION. July 14, 2020 8.33am EDT. Jessica Heiges / Kate O’Neil COVID-19 is changing how the U.S. disposes of waste. It is also threatening hard-fought victories that restricted or eliminated single-use disposable items, especially plastic, in cities and towns across the nation. Our research group is analyzing how the pandemic has altered waste management strategies. Plastic-Free July, an […]

ISRI Requests National Essential Designation for U.S. Recycling Operations

Posted on March 23rd, 2020 by plasticycle

PlastiCycle continues to service the plastic recycling needs of our suppliers and customers during this difficult time. WasteAdvantage March 22, 2020 With states and communities across the country taking important steps to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, ISRI, in a letter addressed to Vice President Mike Pence, requested that all recycling operations across the […]

Plastics Had Been Falling Out of Favor. Then Came the Virus

Posted on March 18th, 2020 by plasticycle

By Leslie Kaufman March 15, 2020, 7:00 AM EDT Updated on March 16, 2020, 2:14 PM EDT With health concerns at the top of consumers’ minds, companies are abandoning eco-conscious policies and re-embracing single-use items. It took one week after the first U.S. case of Covid-19 with no overseas connection for Starbucks Corp. to temporarily ban customers from […]

Weekly Resin Report: Caution Spreads through Spot Market

Posted on March 10th, 2020 by plasticycle

At PlastiCycle we pride ourselves on offering competitive market pricing along with exceptional service. We know the recycled market and we can provide manufacturers with the most competitive rates year round. by: PlasticsToday StaffResin PricingMaterials March 10, 2020 Spot resin trading turned cautious as the calendar flipped to March, reports the PlasticsExchange in its Market Update. […]

Exports see another major decline in 2019

Posted on February 14th, 2020 by plasticycle

If you are a plastic manufacturer then there is a good chance the limits on plastic scrap exports are affecting your business. Contact PlastiCycle to recycle your scrap plastic domestically! We are the leader in plastic recycling.  The U.S. exported 1.46 billion pounds of scrap plastics in 2019, down 38% from the year before. | […]

EPA: US recycled less plastic in 2017

Posted on November 21st, 2019 by plasticycle

Posted on  November 21, 2019 by Jared Paben, Resource Recycling In 2017, the U.S. recycled 3 million tons of plastic, down 5.1% from 2015, according to the EPA. The U.S. plastics recycling rate fell to its lowest level in half a decade, recently released figures show. The plastics recycling rate decreased from 9.0% in 2015 to 8.4% […]

Alpla moves into recycling of HDPE into packaging

Posted on November 7th, 2019 by plasticycle

by: PlasticsToday Staff November 06, 2019 With two of its own PET recycling plants in Austria and Poland (PET Recycling Team) and joint ventures in Mexico and Germany, Alpla (Hard, Austria) has long been established in the field of PET recycling. These operations currently have an annual capacity of 70,000 tonnes/77,162 tons. Alpla is now taking […]

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