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Food Grade Recycled Plastic Success Story
11. 05. 2020

Food Grade Recycled Plastic Success Story

What does the London Tube have to do with food grade recycled plastic? UK company Veolia UK's Dagenham Plastics Facility receives post-consumer PET and HDPE plastic bottles from the Greater London Authority (GLA). Post-consumer (used) plastic containers are gathered from having been deposited into an expanded network of recycling containers by...

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Using Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging - A Success Story
20. 04. 2020

Using Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging - A Success Story

Many food packaging containers are manufactured using ‘thermoplastics’. As the name implies, thermoplastics become soft, or formable (plastic) under higher temperatures. Many types of food packaging, including beverage bottles, salad ingredients containers and lots of other food grade packaging are made from thermoplastics.

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FDA Letter of No Objection
07. 04. 2020

FDA Letter of No Objection

The FDA regulates recycled plastics for food-contact applications. They  manage how companies in the recycled plastics and related plastic recycling technology industries  can ensure that recycled plastics destined for food packaging are safe for use in the US.

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Mr. Green Africa Leads the way in Resource Recovery and the Circular Economy
11. 03. 2020

Mr. Green Africa Leads the way in Resource Recovery and the Circular Economy

Mr. Green Africa is a funded tech startup that according to their listing in CrunchBase:

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RPET Technology Example
02. 03. 2020

RPET Technology Example

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is widely used for food packaging. It comes in two forms, Amorphous and Crystalline. Except for some microwave food trays which use Crystalline PET, most of the PET packaging products that you come into contact with are APET or Amorphous PET. APET is used for packaging because it’s strong which makes for durable...

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Post-Industrial Plastic Recycling Success Story
24. 02. 2020

Post-Industrial Plastic Recycling Success Story

HymoPack is a leading North American manufacturer of many types of plastic shopping bags including t-shirt bags (known for the shape of the bag), merchandise bags and can liners based in Canada. Their customers include major retail, restaurant and soft goods brands as well as major cleaning and hygiene services companies and products distributors.

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Advanced rPET Technology in Action
14. 02. 2020

Advanced rPET Technology in Action

EREMA and Evergreen Plastics, a division of Polychem were featured in a recent Recycling Today article, Perfecting Recycled Plastic. 

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Post Industrial Plastic Reprocessing Machine Success Story
14. 02. 2020

Post Industrial Plastic Reprocessing Machine Success Story

Many plastic packaging production processes produce some amount of plastic waste. The two primary forms of waste are product rejects, products that don’t meet technical or quality specifications and product scrap, such as the trimmings produced when sizing a plastic product by cutting away the edges.

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EREMA VACUNITE Recycling Machinery in the Running for Prestigious Industry Award
30. 01. 2020

EREMA VACUNITE Recycling Machinery in the Running for Prestigious Industry Award

EREMA is excited to announce that we’re on the shortlist for the the prestigious Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2020 for the new bottle-to-bottle technology VACUNITE® in the category Recycling Machinery of the Year.

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Amerplast Invests in New Plastic Bag Recycling Machine to Drive the Circular Economy
15. 01. 2020

Amerplast Invests in New Plastic Bag Recycling Machine to Drive the Circular Economy

  Flexible plastic packaging producer Amerplast is driving the Circular Economy by investing in a new advanced plastic bag recycling machine. Amerplast has invested in an EREMA Intarema® 1108 TE plastic bag recycling machine. They have been producing consumer products plastic film packaging since the 1990s and their stock products contain a...

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