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21.12.2017 0

65% plastics packaging recycling target is attainable

A new study by Plastics Recyclers Europe shows that the 65% recycling target for plastic packaging is achievable by 2025. The study determines a set of measures and necessary tools that will result in attaining this recycling rate. Proposed measures focus among other aspects on improving the quality and capacity of the sorting of plastic packaging waste across the EU. An additional measure, such as Design for Recycling would increase the recyclability of plastics packaging on the market and reduce sorting and recycling costs.

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13.12.2017 0

China Bans Foreign Waste

The USA exports about one-third of its recycling, and nearly half goes to China. For decades, China has used recyclables from around the world to supply its manufacturing boom. But this summer it declared that this "foreign waste" includes too many other nonrecyclable materials that are "dirty," even "hazardous." In a filing with the World Trade Organization the country listed 24 kinds of solid wastes it would ban "to protect China's environmental interests and people's health."

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02.01.2017 0

Zero waste production proves to be profitable for Cushing Plastic

Cushing Plastic had to find a solution for all the edge trim and make ready waste of their new CPP line. Instead of selling high quality waste to recycling companies for a very low price, they decided to take this matter into their own hands and recycle the material themselves to sell it with way higher margins.

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