Report Finds $10 Billion in Potential Economic Output from Advanced Recycling Technologies

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Clean Economy, Energy Recovery | No Comments

WASHINGTON (March 20, 2019) – A report released today by the American Chemistry Council finds the potential economic impact of expanding advanced plastic recycling and recovery technologies in the United States to be nearly $10 billion. The report examines a burgeoning class of technologies that convert used plastics into a range of products and raw […]

‘A more attractive technology right now is pyrolysis…’ ~National Geographic

What is to be done with the swelling flood of plastic waste, if we don’t want to see it snagged in tree branches, floating in ocean gyres, or clogging the stomachs of seabirds and whales? Plastic production is expected to double in the next 20 years, according to a report issued by the World Economic Forum. Plastic recycling […]

Plastics Industry Invests In Solutions To Combat Plastic Waste Entering The Environment

Newly formed Alliance To End Plastic Waste brings together plastics industry stakeholders to provide infrastructure investment around the globe. Link >>> https://endplasticwaste.org/

No Time To Waste

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Clean Economy, Recycling Plastic | No Comments

Plastics waste is hurting the chemical industry as well as the environment. By taking the lead on recycling, chemical players could add a new dimension to the industry and help solve the problem.  ~McKinsey https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/chemicals/our-insights/no-time-to-waste-what-plastics-recycling-could-offer  

‘We Got Lazy’: U.S. Recyclers Try Cleaning Up Their Scrap

With China’s ban on mixed scrap paper and plastics from the U.S. and strict limits on contamination, recyclers face a growing backlog and vow to produce cleaner loads of recyclables.  Read the full story in the Wall Street Journal > http://www.paywallnews.com/life/%E2%80%98We-Got-Lazy%E2%80%99–U-S–Recyclers-Try-Cleaning-Up-Their-Scrap.SkHFa0SHxX.html  

Growing Volume Of Post Use Plastics Generated By Healthcare Providers Leads To New Approaches To Managing the Materials

Healthcare providers take steps to recover more post use plastic, now estimated at 25% of the waste generated by a typical system > http://www.waste360.com/medical-waste/how-healthcare-industry-addressing-fast-growing-medical-waste-problem  

Barriers to Entry Lowered For Development of Plastic-To-Fuel Technologies in Wisconsin and Georgia

Two bills have cleared their respective legislative bodies in Wisconsin and Georgia and are now headed to the governor’s desk in each state that will allow Plastic-To-Fuel technologies to be permitted as manufacturing facilities.  These legislative actions significantly reduce the barriers to developing a new facility and will allow for these technologies to proliferate in […]

RES Polyflow Provides Testimony to U.S. House Ways and Means Committee on Taxation

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Clean Economy, Recycling Plastic | No Comments

RES Polyflow Statement for the Record Submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Tax Policy For Hearing on Post Tax Reform Evaluation of Recently Expired Tax Provisions March 14, 2018 Chairman Buchanan, Ranking Member Doggett and members of the subcommittee, My name is Michael Dungan, and I am […]

Launchpad for Circularity

This article originally appeared in the January 2018 issue of Resource Recycling. Subscribe today for access to all print content. In My Opinion: Launchpad for Circularity by Rick Wagner We’re planning to go to Mars. Not tomorrow, but someday. Hopefully soon. We’re also planning to create a circular economy down here on Earth, in which materials such […]