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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. | […]

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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% […]

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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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Major PET recyclers exit APR over recycled content laws

Posted on October 11th, 2019 by plasticycle

STEVE TOLOKEN Plastics News Staff 10/4/19 Verdeco Recycling Inc. and CarbonLite Industries LLC wrote in a Sept. 25 letter that APR should speak more forcefully. Two prominent PET recycling companies are leaving the Association of Plastic Recyclers, arguing that the sector’s main trade group is not providing strong enough support on issues like recycled content legislation. […]

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Demand for recycled PET complicates market outlook, PS has some options

Posted on July 26th, 2019 by plasticycle

Plastics News, Frank Esposito, July 25, 2019 11:01 AM Houston — Global markets for PET bottle resin and polystyrene are keeping their heads above water in 2019. Virgin PET is facing challenges from sustainability-fueled demand for more recycled PET, IHS Markit analyst Tison Keel said at Global Plastics Summit 2019, June 4-6 in Houston. “Global […]

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The future of recycling may not be what you expect

Posted on May 29th, 2019 by plasticycle

By Jim Johnson, Plastics News, May 28, 2019 A great article showing the new issues that the plastics recycling market is facing especially considering new import sanctions from China. At PlastiCycle we are doing our part in the domestic plastic recycling effort! Plastics Industry Association, Kim Holmes Grand Rapids, Mich. — Plastics recycling is undergoing a […]

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