Plastics To Fuel – Innovative Manufacturing

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Energy Recovery, Recycling Plastic | No Comments

Updating state and local permitting statutes to recognize plastic to fuel production facilities as manufacturing sites (versus solid waste disposal or waste processing) is an important step to growing this new market segment in the U.S. Learn more about the unique aspects of plastic to fuel conversion and how state and local regulators can lower barriers […]

Plastics to Oil Positioned to Complement Current Recycling Efforts

At the recently concluded Plastics Recycling Conference held in Dallas Texas a panel of representatives from the Plastics To Oil Technologies Alliance discussed the benefits of plastic to oil as a complement to existing recycling systems.  See full coverage of the discussion by Plastics News.

Evolution of the U.S. Recycling Stream

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Recycling Plastic | No Comments

The modern day waste stream presents new challenges for recyclers as they are confronted with a decline in newsprint, an abundance of complex plastic materials and the adoption of single stream collection at the municipal level. A report prepared for the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council and released by Green Spectrum Consulting and […]

Global Plastic Production Increases While Recycling Rates Lag

A new report published by the independent research firm Worldwatch Institute estimates that recycling rates for waste plastic are lagging as production increases worldwide.  In the U.S., an estimated 9% of post-consumer plastic is recycled while the rest is discarded as litter, landfilled as solid waste material or exported.  An estimated 10 to 20 million […]

RES Polyflow Director Appointed Chair of Industry Association

Posted by on Jan 31, 2015 in Recycling Plastic, The RES Polyflow Story | No Comments

RES Polyflow’s Director of Sales and Marketing Mike Dungan has been elected Chairman by members of the Plastic To Oil Technologies Alliance (PTOTA) in Washington DC.  Organized in 2013 by the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council, PTOTA works to increase awareness of the benefits of plastics-to-oil technologies, enhance the industry’s voice through expanded […]

Plastic To Oil – Smart and Responsible Diversion

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Energy Recovery, Recycling Plastic | No Comments

Al Jazeera America recently published a profile of plastic to oil as an emerging energy recovery practice that could boost recycling rates and promote the diversion of polymer based material from local landfills and waterways. Here is an excerpt: Plastic waste makes up 13 percent of all solid waste in the United States. According to figures […]

Plastic To Oil Conversion Facilities Have The Potential To Create $9 Billion Of Economic Activity In The U.S.

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The American Chemistry Council in conjunction with the Plastic To Oil Technologies Alliance commissioned a study on the economic impact of implementing plastic to oil conversion facilities in the U.S. as an alternative to disposal of waste plastic  Among the key findings released in the study, $6.6 billion of annual capital investment and 40,000 direct […]

RES Polyflow Participates in Award Winning Workforce Development Initiative [VIDEO]

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Clean Economy, Community | No Comments

RES Polyflow partners with NorTech 2014 Innovation Award Winner Lorain County Community College in the Speed To Market Acceleration program for workforce development and talent planning services.  LCCC’s Terri Burgess Sandu and RES Polyflow Director of Sales and Marketing Mike Dungan explain the critical need for this program by both regional start-up companies and qualified work-to-hire […]

Plastic To Oil Conversion Is Poised To Go Mainstream [VIDEO]

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Energy Recovery, Recycling Plastic | No Comments

See how non-recycled plastics represent a new form of energy for our economy in this on-air interview with ACC Plastics Division Vice President Steve Russell.   

RES Polyflow Receives Ohio EPA Grant

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Project Spotlight, Recycling Plastic | No Comments

The Ohio EPA has awarded a Market Development Grant to RES Polyflow to assist with feedstock processing trials for its proprietary energy recovery process.  The state grant is valued at $250,000.00 and requires a full match by the company over two years.  Capital equipment, supplies and associated costs of feedstock preparation and processing are included […]