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 •  December 1

Meridian Waste Solutions Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary Attis Innovations LLC, has acquired Advanced Lignin Biocomposites LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company that owns and develops lignin recovery, production and applications technology. Additionally, the Company announces the issuance of a nonexclusive commercial patent license...

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 •  November 8

Plastic bottle recycling declined slightly in 2016, slipping 2.4 percent to just over 2.9 billion pounds, according to figures released jointly today by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The 27th Annual National Postconsumer Plastic Bottle Recycling Report indicates the overall recycling rate for...

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 •  October 19

The APR Recycling Demand Champion Campaign aims to increase the use of polyolefin (PP or PE) postconsumer resin (PCR). The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has launched a new program designed to expand market demand for recycled resins and improve plastic recycling in North America. The APR Recycling Demand Champion Campaign aims to increase...

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 •  July 21

A startup named PureCycle Technologies has broken ground on a $120 million polypropylene (PP) recycling facility in Ironton, Ohio. The facility, which is being built as part of Procter & Gamble’s innovation to boost polypropylene recycling, will utilize a technology that is capable of generating recycled PP with virgin-like properties. The first...

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 •  July 12

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors passed a series of changes to its policy positions, as well as a new policy on degradable additives in plastics packaging. The new policy is a result of the confusion over the use of terms “bio-degradable,” “oxo-degradable,” or “photo degradable” to describe plastics containing...

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 •  July 10

The World Plastics Council (WPC) applauded the Marine Litter Action Plan released by the G20 and commended states for “their commitment to substantially reduce marine litter and its impacts by 2025.” “This urgent issue requires all of us working together and we look forward to further collaboration with G20 member states to solve this global...

Brands including Unilever and Procter & Gamble have ambitious goals for use of postconsumer recycled PP in packaging. Recyclers have always been set up to accept a mix of material types and formats, but frequently struggle when the packaging stream evolves. To effectively recycle new material types, all materials need to be easily sorted in a MRF...

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 •  October 13, 2016

The U.S. recycling rate for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles dropped to 30.1 percent in 2015 from 31.0 percent the prior year, according to the latest data reported by the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) The rate reflects a slight year-over-year decrease in...