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At NPE2015, 82 exhibitors participated in the program to recycle processing scrap generated on the show floor, twice as many as at NPE2012, causing a dramatic increase in the amount of material collected for recycling.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Ocean Recovery Alliance shared new tools aimed at helping communities evaluate their potential to adopt plastics-to-fuel technologies.

As grocery store chains focus on zero waste initiatives, a recently developed economic overview of recycling grocery rigid plastics helps grocers recognize that recycling their bakery, deli and other “behind the counter” rigid plastic containers makes economic sense.

More than 900 new recycling bins will be provided by Keep America Beautiful and Dr Pepper Snapple Group for parks across America.

Unifi, Inc.’s Repreve® recycled fiber will be used in Oak Hall graduation gowns at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the nation this year.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) said that nine new plastics specifications have been published in the Scrap Specifications Circular, after approval by the ISRI plastics division and board of directors.