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Recycled Food Powers Recycled PET at Clean Tech UK

Clean, green electricity generated through the collection and treatment of household food waste is powering post-consumer recycled resin (PET PCR or rPET) production at Plastipak’s UK recycling plant, Clean Tech. This results in lower-carbon recycled material to benefit our customers. Plastipak is partnering with Biotech4 for this sustainably-powered electricity. Our partnership is a leading example …

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The Benefits of Chemical Recycling

One of the growing methods used to recycle used plastic packaging is chemical recycling. Let’s take a look at the benefits it brings to the recycling industry. Chemical recycling, defined by This is Plastics (www.thisisplastics.com), is any process by which a polymer is chemically reduced to its original monomer form so that it can eventually …

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Plastics: Making Industries More Efficient

Industries around the world are being positively impacted by the power of plastic packaging. Let’s take a look at how plastic innovation and recycling solutions are making an impact. Plastics are not only having a positive impact on the packaging industry, but have also revolutionized the transportation industry as well. From 1991-2000, the average weight …

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PET Plastic: Helping Create Jobs

The plastics industry is on the rise and so are jobs related to PET plastics and recycling. In addition to its ability to be recycled over and over, the benefits of PET plastic stretch far beyond its ability to be recycled. Let’s take a look at some of the jobs PET plastic has helped create. …

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Recycling Tips for Summertime Trips

Many Americans use the summer months for travel. If you find yourself gearing up for an epic summer adventure, here are a few tips to ensure you can recycle while relaxing! Zero Waste When Away! When purchasing beverages for the road, you can leave zero waste by looking for resin code #1 on the bottles …

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