Plastics News

ISRI and APR update recycled plastic specifications

ISRI and The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) have made updates to the ISRI specifications and APR model bale specifications to include updated recycled plastics specifications. Following a process between the two organizations and their members, the specifications were approved separately during October 2023 by both the ISRI Board of Directors and the APR Board …

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Vinyl Institute funds second round of PVC recycling grants

The Vinyl Institute (VI), a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, has begun its second round of funding to five organizations totalling nearly $330,000 through its VIABILITY recycling grant program. This brings the total dollar amount committed to nearly $1 million due to contributions from Formosa, Oxy, Shintech, and Westlake. The second …

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Round Square Conference

Written by Liam Farrugia On April 8th┬áPrecious Plastic Monash was invited to the Round Square Conference hosted by the Woodleigh School in Langwarrin South. The Round Square Conference brings together a number of likeminded and intellectual students from around the world to learn and grow from each others differing life experiences. With an emphasis on …

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Design Challenge

Written by Kelly Laing March 14 and 15 saw Precious Plastic Monash host its inaugural Design Challenge. The goal of this two-day event was for entrants to design a jewellery product that could be made from recycled plastic. We had a small but determined group of students enter, ready to learn and express their creativity. …

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