Connecticut campaign increases recycling of plastic film packaging

Study shows an increase in the quantity and quality of film packaging collected in the Hartford, Connecticut, area. A 2017 consumer awareness campaign in Connecticut has led to an increase in the quantity and quality of recycled plastic film packaging, such as bags and wraps, in the greater Hartford area, according to a recent report. Meetings…

Plastic scrap exporters face further Far East restrictions

Further restrictions could be imposed on exports of plastic scrap to the Far East in light of realignment in the market following China’s waste import restrictions, exporters have said. Meetings International  is delighted to invite all the participants globally to attend “World Congress and Expo on Recycling” to be held during August 29-30, 2018 in Berlin, Germany….

Coral Products to add recycling unit to Haydock site

Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd has announced that it has ordered a plastic recycling unit to be installed at its Haydock facility in Merseyside, which will be operational in January 2019. Meetings International  is delighted to invite all the participants globally to attend “World Congress and Expo on Recycling” to be held during August 29-30, 2018 in Berlin, Germany….

Cronimet reports improved results for 2017

The Karlsruhe, Germany-based Cronimet Holding Group has reported what it calls noticeable improvement in its earnings situation in 2017. The stainless steel recycling firm says its 2017 pre-tax profit of €19 million ($22.1 million) follows “two years of successful restructuring.” Meetings International  is delighted to invite all the participants globally to attend “World Congress and Expo on Recycling” to…

RECY Systems software now marketed in China

Germany-based recycling industry software provider RECY Systems AG has entered into a joint venture contract with Beijing PMI Technology Co. The Beijing-based firm has been acting as RECY AG’s sales representative to the Chinese market since March. Meetings International  is delighted to invite all the participants globally to attend “World Congress and Expo on Recycling” to be held during August 29-30,…

Michelin acquires recycled-content powder maker Lehigh Technologies

Michelin has announced finalizing its acquisition of Lehigh Technologies, a Tucker, Georgia-based company that uses patented cryogenic turbo mill technology to convert rubber from scrap tires and industrial goods into materials for new tires and other products. Meetings International  is delighted to invite all the participants globally to attend “World Congress and Expo on Recycling” to be held during…

Kimberly Clark points to recycling efforts in sustainability report

Dallas-based consumer products company Kimberly-Clark Corp. has reported its progress made in 2017 toward its Sustainability 2022 strategy. Among the highlights pointed to by the firm on its sustainability website is the use of 450,000 tons of recycled fiber in 2017 in the manufacturing of its tissue products. The firm says that amounts to 73 percent of its feedstock…

Starbucks to ditch plastic straws by 2020

The Seattle-based coffee company anticipates the move will eliminate more than 1 billion plastic straws per year. Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. has announced it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 stores by 2020. The company anticipates the move will eliminate more than 1 billion plastic straws per year from its stores. Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee…

Polystyrene recycling system explored in France

Three French companies–Citeo, Total and Saint-Gobain–along with the French Union of Fresh Dairy Product Manufacturers (Syndifrais) are joining forces to develop and build what they call an industrial-scale polystyrene (PS) recycling system in France. The consortium says it aims to validate the system’s technical and cost feasibility within 18 months. Meetings International  is delighted to invite all the participants globally…

Aaron Industries installs melt filter to process post consumer PP

Carmignano di Brenta, Italy-based FIMIC, in partnership with Spartanburg, South Carolina-based Zimmer America Recycling Solutions, a division of ZARS-USA LLC, has recently installed a new RAS500 melt filter to process postconsumer polypropylene (PP) at Aaron Industries in Leominster, Massachusetts. Meetings International  is delighted to invite all the participants globally to attend “World Congress and Expo on Recycling” to be…