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Long Abandoned Landfill Could Turn Into Waste, Recycle Plant for West Nashville, TN

Posted on December 7th, 2018 by plasticycle

WasteAdvantage Magazine December 7, 2018 An abandoned landfill may become a much-needed utility for West Nashville.  The 50-plus plot of prime property has basically been abandoned since the ’70s, formerly known as the Buzzard Hollow landfill.  Buzzard Hollow was shut down in 1973 due to runoff issues, and the property has changed hands several times since. The problem […]

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Plastics News: Blow molding machinery market adjusts to changing packaging sector

Posted on December 4th, 2018 by plasticycle

Plastics News By BILL BREGAR  Michael A. MarcotteGary Carr, vice president of sales, and Steven D. London, president and chief operating officer, Bekum America Corp. . . The U.S. blow molding machinery market remained healthy in 2018, with some manufacturers reporting strong growth and others a spotty year with some sluggishness. Industrial blow molding faced tougher […]

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PET bottle recycling rate rises to 29.2 percent

Posted on November 15th, 2018 by plasticycle

PlastiCycle is proud to help contribute to the increase in domestic plastic recycling!   by Jared Paben The U.S. PET bottle recycling rate inched upward last year, as domestic reclaimers gobbled up the recovered plastic volumes no longer being consumed by foreign buyers. The recycling rate was estimated at 29.2 percent in 2017, up from 28.4 […]

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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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