From Resource Recycliing, Colin Staub
AmSty and Agilyx have signed a Letter of Intent to form a joint venture that will assume operations of Agilyx’s first-in-kind polystyrene recycling facility in Tigard, Oregon. The process converts used polystyrene products back into their original liquid form, styrene monomer. Fresh polystyrene products can then be made without degrading quality or value. This form of circular recycling is known as the PolyUsable™ process.
From GreenBiz, by Jan Dell and Marcus Eriksen
Modern life would be impossible without plastic – but we have long since lost control over our invention. Why has plastic turned into a problem and what do we know about its dangers?
This video is a collaboration with UN Environment and their Clean Seas campaign.
From Recycling Today, edited by DeAnne Toto.
The APR Recycling Demand Champions Campaign, created in 2017 by the Association of Plastic Recyclers(APR), Washington, to develop new markets for recycled plastics, has generated almost 7 million pounds of new demand in its first year.
Study claims US plastic recycling rate is plunging: Coalition says rate will drop to 4.4 percent in 2018.
From Resource Recycling, by Jared Paben
Public and private entities regularly sample waste streams to glean data on the plastics that could be captured for recycling. Now, guidelines have been developed to standardize the process so results can be compared.
Scrapo is a free online marketplace for plastic recycling that enables buyers and sellers to connect and communicate in real time.
Users can post their material in less than a minute, browse through the listings posted by other recyclers, and instantly communicate with other users using Scrapo’s real-time messaging tools.