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DuPont building $80M in engineering plastics in China

Posted on November 9th, 2018 by plasticycle

Plastics News November 8, 2018 UPDATED A DAY AGO By SHAHRZAD POURRIAHI DowDuPont Inc.A signing ceremony for the DuPont specialty materials facility in East China. DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP) is investing more than $80 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province in East China, to produce “compounded high-end engineering plastics and […]

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North American PET prices slide down 1 cent in October

Posted on November 9th, 2018 by plasticycle

Plastics News November 9, 2018 By FRANK ESPOSITO  North American PET bottle resin prices declined by an average of 1 cent per pound in October, ending a streak of two consecutive monthly price hikes. Prices had jumped 6 cents per pound in September after a 2 cent hike in August. Market watchers cited improving supplies of […]

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Where Does Your Recycled Plastic Go? Perhaps Into Future Highways

Posted on October 31st, 2018 by plasticycle

WasteAdvantage Magazine October 30, 2018 What do we do with all that plastic choking the world’s landfills? Why not recycle it and use it to build roads? Bound together with plastic polymers, the asphalt will be cheaper and last longer than conventional pavement, according to independent experts. One European firm already is combining plastic pellets […]

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Japan Buried in Plastic Waste after China Stops Importing World’s Trash

Posted on October 22nd, 2018 by plasticycle

Waste Advantage Magazine October 21, 2018 Japan has become the latest country reporting severe recycling industry overload. China’s ban on imports of 24 types of solid waste materials, such as soda bottles, mixed paper, recycled steel and newsprint, has impacted the recycling chain across the globe. Japan, which last year exported about half of its […]

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As Landfill Fills, Waco, TX Looks to Keep Recycling Rate on Upward Track

Posted on October 17th, 2018 by plasticycle

Good work Waco, TX! We all need to increase plastic recycling and keep material out of the landfills to help our environment. Contact PlastiCycle for your plastic recycling needs and let’s keep plastic scrap out of the landfills together.   October 17, 2018 Waste Advantage Magazine The city of Waco has almost doubled its “diversion […]

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Opening doors on Manufacturing Day

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by plasticycle

A great idea to get young adults interested in a career in manufacturing. We understand the difficulty of finding skilled labor within this industry. PlastiCycle is currently hiring warehouse personnel for our Nashville TN and Franklin KY recycling plants. Applicants contact (615) 350-9024. Plastics News By JORDAN VITICK PMT Inc.High school students tour the PMT plant […]

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Trump signs ocean plastics pollution law

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by plasticycle

At PlastiCycle every day we are doing our part to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle and make the world a little greener everyday! Plastics News By STEVE TOLOKEN Sen. Dan Sullivan’s officePresident Donald Trump signs the Save Our Seas Act targeting plastic marine waste in an Oct. 11 ceremony at the White House. Washington — President Donald Trump […]

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Plastics News: Plastics consumer products earn recognition for industrial design

Posted on September 25th, 2018 by plasticycle

September 24, 2018 By ROGER RENSTROM Industrial Designers Society of America Industrial Designers Society of America photoThe Happiest Baby Inc.’s Snoo Smart Sleeper responsive bassient received the Curator’s Choice recognition. The outer layer is firm, and large openings facilitate the flow of fresh air and make the baby visible inside the bassinet. An adult hearing device, […]

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Plastics News: As China trade fight escalates, industry sees concerns, gains

Posted on September 19th, 2018 by plasticycle

September 18, 2018 By STEVE TOLOKEN Materials Public Policy American Chemistry Council More + Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. A container ship heads into a U.S. port.   Washington — U.S. plastics and chemical associations reacted with growing concern to President Donald Trump’s Sept. 17 announcement of major new tariffs on Chinese imports. But for some plastics companies in the […]

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Plastics News: Firms plan for post-Florence reopening

Posted on September 18th, 2018 by plasticycle

September 17, 2018 By CATHERINE KAVANAUGH  Materials Public Policy United States Appliances Brunswick County Sheriff’s DepartmentRecord rainfall from Hurricane Florence led to a dam breach at Boiling Springs Lake, located southwest of Wilmington, N.C. Plastics companies in North Carolina and the Southeastern U.S. are surveying damage from Hurricane Florence, with at least one business resuming operations Sept. 17 after […]

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