Pyrowave achieves nearly 100 percent traceable recycled styrene content standard

Pyrowave technology has successfully passed Michelin Group’s quality tests with the first 99.8 percent pure recycled styrene monomer produced from polystyrene waste. The recycled monomer can now be integrated into industrial elastomer batches. For the first time, a finished product will incorporate fully traceable and segregated recycled styrene, where all the styrene will be physically …

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WM and Dow launch residential plastic film recycling pilot program in Illinois community

WM and Dow are collaborating to improve residential recycling for hard-to-recycle plastic films by allowing consumers in select markets to recycle these materials directly in their curbside recycling. According to The Recycling Partnership, currently, only 1.9 percent of U.S. households have access to curbside plastic film recycling, which is the plastic material with the lowest …

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Republic Services survey finds consumers lack an understanding of proper recycling practices

According to a new survey from Republic Services, despite high confidence levels in their knowledge, most consumers lack an understanding of proper recycling practices, particularly for plastics. In fact, confusion about which plastics should be recycled is leading some to forgo it completely – at a time when demand for recycled plastics has never been …

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