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Plastics Recycling Plant to Start Operations This Spring

Canada Fibers is commissioning a plastics recycling plant named Urban Polymers that will focus on creation of pure, homogeneous plastic materials from post-consumer and post-industrial waste. Urban Polymers will commence operations this spring at a 160,000-square-foot facility in Toronto. During its initial phases of development, Urban Polymers will focus on … Read more »

Coke, Heinz, Ford, Others Drive Biobased PET

The global biobased plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market is expected to reach 5,800 kilo tons by 2020, up from 650 kilo tons in 2013, — for a CAGR of 40.9 percent from 2014 to 2020 — according to a study by Grand View Research. Volatile crude oil prices and growing … Read more »

Beverage Companies Slow to Embrace Novelis Evercan

Major beverage companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and AB InBev tout their recycling efforts and commitment to the circular economy, so why aren’t they using Novelis’ evercan, made of 90 percent recycled aluminum, asks a sustainable business column in the Guardian. AB InBev declined to talk about aluminum recycling for the … Read more »

DAK Acquires Food-Grade PET Recycling Operation

DAK Americas, a producer of plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins in Argentina, has acquired CabelmaPET, a PET bottle recycling operation located in Pacheco, Buenos Aires, Argentina, that produces food-grade recycled raw materials from PET bottles. Terms and conditions of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquired facility currently recycles more … Read more »