Posted on December 21st, 2011 No comments
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has announced Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), headquartered in Winchester, Va., will invest $67.25 million to expand its Winchester operations and establish a distribution operation in Frederick County, Va.
Posted on December 20th, 2011 No comments
Left to right: Lee Edwards, CEO, Virent; Patrick Gruber, CEO, Gevo Inc.; Rick Frazier, vice president, commercial product supply, The Coca-Cola Co.; and Tom van Aken, CEO, Avantium The Coca-Cola Co., headquartered in Atlanta, has signed multi-million dollar partnership agreements with three biotechnology companies that the company says will accelerate the development of the its PlantBottle packaging, which is made from plant-based materials. The effort to commercialize a plastic bottle made entirely from plants builds on Coca-Cola’s introduction and roll-out of its first generation PlantBottle package, which the company says is the first recyclable PET beverage bottle made partially from plants. Since being introduced in 2009, the company has distributed more than 10 billion PlantBottle packages in 20 countries.
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Coca-Cola Signs Agreement to Boost PlantBottle Packaging
Posted on December 14th, 2011 No comments
Electronics recyclers do not generally have to look far to find e-mails in their inboxes or news coverage accentuating the differences that can exist within their industry. Between competing certification systems, differing views on exporting re-usable electronics or contrasting cost-benefit analyses on dismantling versus shredding, the differences are documented on a steady basis.
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Posted on November 23rd, 2011 No comments
Russia is both spacious and rich in resources, two circumstances that probably have helped stifle the development of its electronics recycling sector.
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World Recycling Forum: Forward Thinking
Posted on November 8th, 2011 1 comment
According to the findings of a series of trials funded by U.K.-based Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) , it is possible to recycle almost all plastic packaging waste from residents. WRAP’s trials find that despite more than 300,000 metric tons of plastic packaging being collected for recycling each year, more than a million metric tons of plastic scrap are still being landfilled because of the difficulty of collecting and recycling films, the difficulty in detecting and sorting black plastics and the lack of high-value markets for non-bottle plastics
Posted on October 27th, 2011 No comments
Jim Malone, currently responsible for managing 2 million metric tons of recovered paper and other recyclables handled annually by U.K.-based D S Smith Recycling, has been awarded the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) Paper Division’s Papyrus prize.
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Malone Receives BIR Papyrus Award
Posted on October 21st, 2011 No comments
BHS Expands Projects Group Team Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), Eugene, Ore., a supplier of processing systems to the recycling industry, has named Scott Sweistal project manager.
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Posted on October 19th, 2011 No comments
International Paper Announces Plan to Acquire Temple-Inland Memphis, Tenn.-based International Paper (IP) and Austin, Texas-based Temple-Inland Inc. (TIN) have entered into a definitive merger agreement through which IP will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Temple-Inland for $32 per share in cash, plus the assumption of $600 million in TIN’s year-end debt
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Posted on October 3rd, 2011 No comments
Will Sagar, policy director of the Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC), says he likes to keep his message to elected officials simple: Recycling creates jobs. He told attendees of the 2011 Arkansas Recycling Coalition Conference that the SERDC has chosen to concentrate on this aspect of the recycling industry as opposed to an environmental message because it is an aspect that cuts across political party and ideological lines. The SERDC’s website helps corporations involved in recycling, recycling program coordinators and solid waste officials in 11 states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia) to present the “recycling = jobs” case to legislators and others involved in making policy decisions
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Arkansas Recycling Coalition: Stressing the Economic Point
Posted on September 30th, 2011 No comments
PlasticsEurope, the association representing European plastics producers, has released the results of its first study on polyolefins recycling and recovery rates for rigid applications in Europe. According to PlasticsEurope, the study analyzes recycling and recovery figures for France, Germany, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom
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PlasticsEurope Reports Findings on Polyolefin Recycling