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U.S. Department of Energy announces $25 million for plastics recycling R&D

The funding opportunity announcement is part of the department’s Plastics Innovation Challenge program to advance innovations in plastics recycling technologies.

Mitsubishi Chemical buys two European plastics recycling companies

In a move to bring supply of recycled resins in-house, the Tokyo-based chemical firm has acquired Swiss recycling firms Minger Kunststofftechnik AG and Minger Plastic AG.

Graham Engineering names Paul Lemmers as vice president of operations

Lemmers joins Graham Engineering following a 19 year career at Danaher/Fortive Corp., where he served in senior operations roles of progressing responsibility in four of its businesses.

Ontario declares state of emergency over coronavirus outbreak

During a March 17 public announcement, Premier Ford emphasized that the emergency declaration is not a provincial shut down, and that the majority of businesses will not be affected by the order.
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In the bag: Recycled plastic bottles are being reused for designer backpacks

Each bag from fashionware designer Solo New York’s new Re:cycled Collection of bags repurposes plastic from between three to eight plastic bottles. » Read More
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Clariant partners with Montreal firm to convert ocean-bound plastics into flame retardants

The collaboration between Clariant and sustainable resin supplier Lavergne is developing flame-retardant polyester compounds targeted to electric and electronic applications such as laptop parts. » Read More
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