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May 19, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

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Slipping through the cracks

The plastics recycling industry is under pressure to deliver more quality material to end users. As it turns out, key gains could be made just by cutting down on what’s inadvertently lost in the recycling process.

A discrepancy between PET bale yield data and real-world results recently led plastics recycling experts in California to explore how much clean, usable plastic is being improperly rejected alongside actual contaminants.

Quantifying the loss of clean material that’s rejected during the sorting process is the first step to bringing that material back into the reclamation stream.

Read the full article from Plastics Recycling Update.