China starts new crackdown on plastics scrap imports

The Chinese government plans to launch a new crackdown on imports of plastics scrap as part of a larger campaign against illegal smuggling of "foreign waste" and other products, according to recycling trade associations and Chinese media.

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Coca-Cola to roll out 'twist' bottles for UK water business

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched a new 'twist' bottle format and label for its Abbey Well Spring Water, which aims to be more environmentally friendly and encourage consumers to recycle more.

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Australia moves closer to bag bans

Australia has moved a step closer to banning single-use high density polyethylene bags after a meeting of the country's top environment ministers.

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German plastics group highlights success of bottle deposits in recycling

Germany recycled 93.5 percent of its PET bottles and 97.9 percent of its one-way deposit PET bottles in 2015. That compares with 30.1 percent recycling rate for PET bottles in the United States in 2015.

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Coca-Cola bottler launches label recycling program

A new initiative from Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) will recycle some 70 metric tons of waste each year from the production of Glacéau Smartwater bottle labels.

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China’s PVC scrap imports rebound sharply

After a six-year decline, 2016 is becoming an inflection point for China's PVC scrap imports.

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N.J. police make arrest in alleged plastics theft case

Two New York men have been arrested in what is being called an interstate recycling theft ring that allegedly shipped pilfered plastics to China.

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Creating a loop of recyclers throughout North America

Called the North American Plastics Recycling Alliance, the coalition brings together trade associations and non-profit groups that represent the entire "plastics and recycling value chain from resin manufacturers and processors to brand owners and recyclers.

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K 2016: Polystar wants to simplify recycling

The drop in oil prices in general has been bad news for the plastics recycling industry. The same can be said for the companies selling equipment into that sector.

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K 2016: KM Berstorff, Erema join forces on scrap material process

KraussMaffei Berstorff is partnering with Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH, as Erema will supply recycling systems for Berstorff's re-compounding technology.

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