‘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 […]

Flexible Packaging’s Role In Achieving Milestones Set By Wal-Mart’s Project Gigaton

Plastics-To-Fuel technologies such as the solution offered by RES Polyflow can tackle difficult to recycle post-use plastics such as flexible packaging and engineered films.  Learn more about the impact flexibles are having on one of the most sweeping greenhouse gas emission reduction initiatives, WalMart’s Project Gigaton: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/packagings-role-walmarts-project-gigaton       

RES Polyflow Q&A on China’s Ban on Plastic Scrap and Other Current Issues

https://resource-recycling.com/plastics/2017/08/09/qa-plastics-fuel-exec-china-ban-sectors-potential/ Resource Recycling Update   August 9, 2017  by Colin Staub RES Polyflow’s Michael Dungan says fluctuating oil prices and developments in Asia will continue to affect pyrolysis companies, but he thinks a bigger issue may be a regulatory landscape that he believes is dated and detrimental to technology adoption. Dungan is director of sales […]

Plastics-To-Fuel Facilities Generate Low Emissions per Recent Report

WASHINGTON (July 25, 2017) – A new report that examined emissions from a family of technologies known as pyrolysis has determined that emissions from these processes are likely to be very low—much lower than the emissions profiles from other industries, such as food processing, auto manufacturing, and even lower than institutional buildings, such as hospitals […]

Plastics News: Research Says Plastics-To-Fuel Technology Reduces Greenhouse Gases

By Jim Johnson, Plastics News Using pyrolysis to convert unrecycled plastics into ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel stacks up favorably to similar fuel made from crude oil, new research shows. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory compared the creation of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel created from the plastics-to-fuel process to traditional crude oil. Research […]