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Eco Friendlier

By Jan H. Schut News at GPEC 2014 (Global Plastics Environmental Conference), coming up on March 12-14 in Orlando, FL, (www.sperecycling.org), by the Environmental Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers, includes a new lignin-rich degradable filler, a process potentially … Continue reading

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First Automatic Sorting of Plastic Film by Polymer

By Jan H. Schut Postconsumer mixed plastic film is at the bottom of the MRF (material recovery facility) waste chain. Both in Europe and the U.S. mixed plastic film, known as “2D 1-7” (two dimensional film, polymers 1 through 7) … Continue reading

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GPEC Debuts Two New Closed-Loop Recycling Processes and a New Algae Plastic

By Jan H. Schut At the SPE’s Global Plastics Environmental Conference (www.sperecycling.org) in Atlanta in October, two new recycling operations were introduced along with a brand new algae bioplastic. The new recycling processes are sophisticated closed-loops for complex post-consumer materials—shredded … Continue reading

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