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Procter & Gamble Joins Plastic Film, Bag Recycling Effort

Procter & Gamble has joined the Flexible Film Recycling Group, an American Chemistry Council project that aims to drive recovery of flexible polyethylene (PE) film, wraps and bags. Stephen Sikra, P&G research and development manager, says working with FFRG and the company’s value chain partners to expand film collection and recycling … Read more »

Bio-Based Polymers Have Potential in Biomedicine, Agricultural Markets

Bio-Based Polymers Have Potential in Biomedicine, Agricultural Markets

Bio-based polymers can displace incumbent petroleum-based polymers in a market exceeding $100 billion, says Lux Research. They face challenges, like inferior mechanical properties and processability, that limit their potential in some high-volume markets like automotive, but their biodegradability can make them a valuable choice in markets such as biomedical and … Read more »

Amerplast to Market Bioplastic Packaging Material

Amerplast to Market Bioplastic Packaging Material

Amerplast has entered into a supply partnership agreement with biopolymers manufacturer Braskem to market Green Polyethylene (Green PE) obtained from a renewable source, sugar cane ethanol, to tissue segment. Polyethylene is the most widely used type of plastic in the world, especially by the automotive industry and manufacturers of cosmetics, … Read more »

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 »

Recycling Of Plastic Wraps, Bags, Film Surges 11%

The recycling of postconsumer plastic film packaging in the US grew 116 million pounds, or 11 percent, in 2013 to reach a reported 1.14 billion pounds, according to a report released today at the 2015 Plastics Recycling Conference. This marks the highest annual collection of plastic film — a category … Read more »