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China's trash import ban is giving the global recycling industry an enormous headache. The flip ... A town in Australia has been sending recyclable waste to a landfill because it can no longer afford to recycle it. ... In the UK, almost all of recycled plastic used to be sent to China and Hong Kong for processing.
Although the agricultural industry generates only about 2 percent of all plastics generated in the United States, this still equates to a staggering one billion pounds of plastic per year. ... Burning agricultural plastic can release toxic chemicals and carcinogens – such as dioxins and furans – into the air.

... the generation of single-use plastics and correctly recycling these materials, urging industry and public education efforts. In support of Earth Day 2018's dedication to ending plastic pollution, SWANA would like to emphasize to all members and the public that “reduce and reuse” come before “recycle” on ...
In 2016, scientists from Japan tested different bacteria from a bottle recycling plant and found that Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6 could digest the plastic used to make single-use drinks bottles, polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It works by secreting an enzyme (a type of protein that can speed up chemical ...
... from its body. Toxins from chemicals used to adapt the plastics are also leaking into the environment, poisoning groundwater and the food chain. ... For example if you recycle a plastic water bottle it will get mixed in with other plastics, making it highly unlikely it will emerge the other end as the same item.
The facility, which just opened in Tigard Thursday, takes polystyrene materials, such as Styrofoam, and puts them through a one-of-a-kind chemical ... John Desmarteu, a project engineer at Agilyx, said the facility will recycle up to 10 tons of trash per day and will turn the waste into materials that might be ...

They can jam machinery, contribute to the problem of contamination and add to the issue of plastics in the oceans. But in Michigan, one county and one company have found value in recycling plastic bags and film. Emmet County Recycling is one of the few programs in the State of Michigan, and throughout ...
The City of North Battleford will no longer be accepting plastic bags and any kind of stretchable plastic or plastic film for recycling. ... are now to go in the grey bins instead of the blue bins, which is going to take some work because plastic bags seem like a natural thing to be recycled,” Mayor Ryan Bater said.
Earth Day Network, a nonprofit group at the center of the action, is bringing attention to a multi-year campaign called “End Plastic Pollution.” ... The Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin and its Recycle More Wisconsin program are using Earth Day as an opportunity to promote recycling efforts statewide.
But still, UK annual plastic waste is now close to 5m tonnes, including enough single-use plastic to fill 1,000 Royal Albert Halls; the government's planned elimination of “avoidable” .... Recycling, he says, is not the answer – after all, in Webb's collection, just 56 items were made from recycled material.
The researchers of the study said the discovery could help combat the world's plastic problem. “What we are hoping to do is use this enzyme to turn this plastic back into its original components, so we can literally recycle it back to plastic,” said Dr. John McGeehan, who co-led the research. “It means we ...
Global: While China has been introducing its 'Blue Sky 2018' initiative to help prevent plastic scrap imports by non-authorised entities, grey clouds have ... On the other, there has been a lot of new investment in South East Asia in terms of plastics recycling, most notably in Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand.
It's gradually becoming common knowledge that it's not as easy to recycle your takeaway coffee cup as people may have thought. The mixture of paper and plastic in their inner lining - designed to make them both heat and leakproof - makes them difficult to recycle. There are currently only a small number of specialist plants ...
The modified enzyme, known as PETase, can start breaking down the same material in just a few days. This could revolutionise the recycling process, allowing plastics to be re-used more effectively. UK consumers use around 13 billion plastic drinks bottles a year but more than three billion are not recycled ...
With that, Dillon began a journey through the shifting dynamics of the recycling industry just as consumers are becoming more aware of the scope of ocean ... Yardbird and other companies are using plastic recycled from ocean beaches, also known as ocean-intercepted plastic or ocean-bound plastic.
Jackson Public Works received a call from a customer about if they can drop off plastic Easter eggs at the Recycling Center. Something that is not too often an item that gets recycled. Teddy Scholl, Jackson Sanitation Recycle Foreman, said not many people drop off those unwanted plastic eggs there.
Paul Hudson, a bailer operator at Pacific Steel & Recycling, holds a piece of plastic trim mixed in with a bale of recycled No. 2 milk jugs at the ... Flathead County has stopped taking plastics and tin cans, but the company that services the City of Whitefish continues to recycle them. Lake County and ...

WALTON COUNTY — A curbside recycling service launched in September says it has suspended pickups because it no longer can find a buyer for plastic. 30A Recycle began its curbside service in Walton County in September, adding customers in Panama City Beach, Panama City and Lynn Haven in ...
As of April 1, Saskatoon residents are no longer allowed to recycle plastic bags into the city's blue bins. Along with plastic ... City council voted in favour of Loraas Recycle and Cosmopolitan Industries, the two companies responsible for city recycling, removing plastic bags from the blue bin program.
A UK supermarket has said it will ditch clear plastic and switch all its water bottles to a “cloudier” part-recycled material, which could prevent 350 .... plans to increase the recycled content of plastic bottles and eliminate plastic that's harder to recycle are good stepping stones to solving the problem, but ...
However, the amount of recycled single-used plastic – much of which is difficult to recycle – will rise just 8 percent, from 29 percent to 37 percent over the same period. This takes into account increases in plastic bottle recycling as a result of the new EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. The remaining plastic waste ...
Today, Pitt County solid waste and recycling accepts not only those items, but multiple categories of plastics, steel/tin cans, motor oil, white goods and others. ... It's not financially feasible for the county to recycle items like plastic grocery bags or plastic foam because the materials are lightweight and ...
Millville Plastics, a recently formed company in Millville, N.J., has announced the development of a new $20 million plastics recycling facility to be built in Millville. Developers say the facility will process about 100 million pounds of plastics each year. The facility will be roughly 350,000 square feet and has ...
The company will recycle the material into flake form, and from that point further processing will be dependent on the customer's needs. Some customers will be purchasing the material as finished flake. In other cases, the recycling company will produce preforms, potentially including beverage container ...
During the 2018 Plastics Recycling Conference in Nashville, The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) recognized the innovators selected for the 2018 APR Plastics Recycling Showcase during ... This now allows the package to carry the recycle code #1 symbol, communicating its compatibility with the PET recycle stream.
That removes the incentive for firms to recycle plastics because it's cheaper to make new plastic with raw material. "Putting charges on ... The consultation will look at the supply chain for single use plastics, at alternative materials, and plastics re-use and recycling, Mr Hammond added. "When we hear of ...
Mixed material packaging is generally recycling-unfriendly and the collection of such materials when it involves plastics is often left to "upcyclers" like TerraCycle (Trenton, NJ) or waste-to-fuel companies if it can be diverted from landfills at all. Persil in Greiner Packaging hybrid packaging. However, there's ...
Richard Kirkman, chief technology and innovation officer at Veolia UK and Ireland said that a “vast proportion” of plastic is recyclable yet isn't being captured through the recycling process. More plastic had to be collected, said Kirkman, and manufacturers should use recycled content in their products.
Like many places in the world, Kenya's coast faces challenges with waste plastic, from used shopping bags that block drains to throw-away water ... Waste disposal planning “needs to be coupled with the instruments and infrastructure to help recycle and reuse waste material,” the association noted in a ...
Simply put, Singaporeans use too much plastic and recycle too little. Since 2003, the amount of plastic thrown away in Singapore has increased by over 40 per cent, reaching 147kg per person in 2016. Yet, over the same period, our plastic recycling rate has remained stuck at a dismal 7 per cent.
1 importer of recyclables—no longer accepts certain materials and has begun holding what it does buy to an extraordinary quality standard. The resulting market disruption has caused the city of Texarkana, Ark., to stop everyday collection of recyclable plastics and added urgency to local "recycle right" ...
Lego's newest elements are made from sugarcane-based, rather than oil-based, plastic. They'll still hurt when you ... "This is good for the short term, because they're using materials that are available now," says Gihan Hewage, who follows bio-based materials and chemicals at Lux Research. "This is a very ...
In November, chancellor Philip Hammond vowed to "attack" the "scourge" of single use plastics. The proposed consultation is yet to get underway, and environment secretary Michael Gove was recently accused of stalling on a plastic bottle scheme designed to reduce the 5.5 billion not recycled every year.
China recently decided to restrict the amount of recyclable plastic it imports from the U.S. As a result, Baker Sanitary Service stopped accepting those containers in September at its recycling center at 12th and Campbell streets in Baker City. The issue has affected recyclers across the state and region.
But a recent decree of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection prohibits single-use plastic checkout bags in blue bins across the state. The change, part of the “What's IN, What's OUT” initiative launches in November, stems from major recycling sites reporting that the thin plastic bags ...
So, effectively, the ingestion of marine plastic also means the ingestion of high levels of chemical pollution. Something very notable on that count is that high levels of long-banned chemicals such as DDT have often been found in some marine plastics — which means that despite DDT, and other dangerous ...
In the United States, many recycling centers have begun to accept the cartons. In most cases, the plants strip the fiber from cartons and recycle it, but do not necessarily recycle the plastic or aluminum components. That said, at least one company is offering a more complete recycling package.
The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) recognised the innovators including Bulk Handling Systems' Max-AI (pictured above) and Coca Cola selected for the 2018 APR Plastics Recycling Showcase during the APR Technical Forum at the 2018 Plastics Recycling Conference in Nashville. The Showcase ...
Official government data claim the U.K. produced a total of 2.26 million metric tons of plastic packaging scrap in 2015, and that nearly 39% was recycled. But the report's analysis puts the numbers at closer to 3.5 million metric tons produced and a recycling rate at 23% to 29%, meaning UK plastic packaging ...
Plastics litter North Coast beaches ... Unlike plastic bottles or larger items, microplastics can be difficult to recycle and plague Clatsop County beaches. ... “It's much more difficult than I think people realize to actually get the plastic to recycling facilities and have it be able to be recycled versus just doing what ...
New York does have a plastic bag reduction, reuse, and recycling act that requires certain sized stores to collect and recycle used plastic bags, plastic wraps, and ... He's not opposed a ban on single-use plastic bags, but believes if people just followed the law already on the books and recycled, like they're ...
Recycling plastic has been a stop-start endeavour, plagued by limitations caused by the large variety of plastics we churn out, waste contamination, and the energy-intensive processes which ... Wang is looking to break the inertia by making it cheaper to recycle plastic -- and not just some plastics, but all.
SUNBURY — The Sunbury Municipal Authority contracted with a Lebanon County recycling center to take plastics after negative public reaction to changes at the city's transfer station. Mike Kerstetter, the wastewater/recycling manager, and Dan Ramer, municipal authority general manager, explained that ...
The third grade class won the contest with 67 pounds of plastic collected, and the fourth grade class came in second with 61.25 pounds. Altogether, 316.75 pounds of plastic film were collected and recycled. Third-graders received blue draw-string Poland Tornadoes bags for winning the contest, which can ...
MISSOULA - The opportunities to recycle plastics are becoming more scarce and more expensive for companies to handle all across Western Montana. The decline is linked by Montana Department of Environmental Quality experts to the global commodities market for recycled plastics that has ...
“I don't agree with the statement that more plastics recycling will mean fewer plastics will be produced: You can make plastics from recycled plastics. ... If you get into a system in which you recycle and reuse everything, there can be several combinations and setups where petrochemicals are quite ...
IN A paper published last year in Science Advances, Roland Geyer of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his colleagues put the cumulative amount of solid plastic waste produced since the 1950s that has not been burned or recycled at 4.9bn tonnes. It could all have been dumped in a landfill ...
The packaging industry in England has been accused of exaggerating the amount of its plastic that gets recycled. Waste consultancy Eunomia estimates official figures over-state the quantity of plastic packaging sent for recycling by about a third. Much of what does go into the waste stream may be of such ...
Plastics Recycling 2018: Committing to recycling and recycled content ... Oksiuta said 3 billion pounds of plastic film are available for recovery, though only 4 percent of this material is recovered for recycling. ... “We need game-changing solutions that leverage technology to drive more people to recycle the right way.”.
Stabilizing a bacterial enzyme by strategically decorating it with sugars could help it to recycle one of the most widely used plastics and ultimately keep ... terephthalate (PET) are typically recycled by grinding them into small flakes, which are then used to make products such as plastic containers, carpet, ...


 

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