Dow and Mura Technology announce partnership to scale game-changing new advanced recycling solution for plastics

Dow, and Mura Technology, the global pioneer of an advanced plastic recycling solution, have announced a partnership to help keep plastic waste out of the environment. The collaboration will support the rapid scaling of Mura’s new HydroPRS™ (Hydrothermal Plastic Recycling Solution) advanced recycling process aimed at preventing plastic and carbon from entering the natural environment while creating the feedstocks for a sustainable, circular plastics economy. The deal marks an important step in Dow’s commitment to advance a circular economy for plastics and keep plastic waste from entering the environment. The…

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Pandemic Recycling Data Shows Big Spikes in Cardboard Boxes, Aluminum Cans, Bottles

This Earth Day, Republic Services is releasing pandemic recycling data showing significant increases in the recycling of cardboard boxes, aluminum cans and plastic and glass bottles over the last year, reflecting a shift in consumer behavior to more at-home consumption. All of these high-demand materials can be put back into the circular economy through proper recycling methods. “The pandemic’s effects were clearly seen in home recycling bins,” said Pete Keller, vice president of recycling and sustainability. “We know that Americans are willing to recycle and are becoming more aware of…

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Recycling and using up food are as much a part of our Christmas routine as falling asleep in front of James Bond

Analysis by WRAP of its Recycle Now and Love Food Hate Waste websites over Christmas 2019 reveal that the UK’s commitment to recycling and preventing food being wasted intensifies during the festive season. Many households even log-on during the big day to find out how to recycle a variety of common Christmas items, or for an inspiring tasty recipe to prevent leftover Christmas foods going to waste. Visits to Recycle Now between Christmas Day and New Year 2019 show a busy week for the UK as we began the Great…

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Companies join forces to help tackle plastic waste with BP’s enhanced recycling technology

Leading companies operating across the polyester packaging value chain – including businesses involved in the manufacture, use, collection and recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic packaging – today announced they have formed a new consortium that aims to help to address the problem of plastic waste by accelerating the commercialisation of BP Infinia enhanced recycling technology. BP Infinia is designed to turn opaque and difficult-to-recycle (known as ODR) PET plastic waste, that can degrade in quality each time it is recycled using conventional methods, into recycled feedstocks that can be…

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Citeo, Total, Recycling Technologies, Mars and Nestlé Join Forces to Develop Chemical Recycling of Plastics in France

As part of Citeo’s call for projects to promote eco-design, recycling and recovery projects for plastic and paper in France, leading international energy company Total, plastic recycling technology provider Recycling Technologies, global brands Nestlé and Mars today joined forces to develop an innovative industrial chemical recycling industry in France. The first-of-a-kind consortium of world-leading players from across the plastic packaging value chain will examine the technical and economic feasibility of recycling complex plastic waste, such as small, flexible and multilayered food-grade packaging. These products are currently considered non-recyclable and are…

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