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75% Recycling Rate Could Create 110,000 Jobs in California

75% Recycling Rate Could Create 110,000 Jobs in California | Plastic recycling processes | Scoop.it

Californias goal of achieving a 75% recycling rate by 2020 could create over 110,000 jobs, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Back in 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 341, which mandates that 75 percent of solid waste generated be source reduced, recycled, or composted by the year 2020.
The NRDC, an international not-for-profit environmental organisation, said in its latest report that the state will need to recycle an additional 23 million tons (20.9 million tonnes) of waste in 2020 to meet its goal, presenting a significant opportunity for the state to revitalise its economy with green jobs.

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Alternate Strategies for Conversion of Waste Plastic to Fuels

Alternate Strategies for Conversion of Waste Plastic to Fuels | Plastic recycling processes | Scoop.it
ISRN Renewable Energy is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of renewable energy.
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Review article on different ways of converting waste polymers into fuel

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Technology Video: Production of biodegradable commodity plastics from renewable materials - YouTube

This new technology from the University of Edinburgh is a catalyst-based production process enables the manufacture of renewable and biodegradable commodity ...
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Also discusses green chemistry principles

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FTC Cracks Down on Companies’ False Biodegradable Plastics Claims · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

FTC Cracks Down on Companies’ False Biodegradable Plastics Claims · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Plastic recycling processes | Scoop.it
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Enval wins Best New Technology category at National Recycling Awards – Cambridge Enterprise

Enval wins Best New Technology category at National Recycling Awards – Cambridge Enterprise | Plastic recycling processes | Scoop.it

The company is commercialising waste recycling and environmental technologies that can recover clean aluminium from packaging waste such as toothpaste tubes. The recovered aluminium can, in turn, be resmelted. Enval’s technology provides the first alternative to dumping such waste in landfill.

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Plastics from Plants vs. Petroleum

Plastics from Plants vs. Petroleum | Plastic recycling processes | Scoop.it
A leading bioplastics company discusses the potential of the industry in the face of volatile oil prices and mixed feedback from consumers...

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New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year

New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year | Plastic recycling processes | Scoop.it
This month in Riverside, California, a recycling plant opened that will recycle up to 2 billion PET bottles a year.

The company says this will be the world’s largest plastic bottle-to-bottle recycling plant. The 220,000 square foot facility, built at a cost of $58 million, will receive #1 PET bottles from California curbside recycling programs.

 

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Global Lactic Acid Market to Reach 367.3 Thousand Metric Tons by 2017, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Global Lactic Acid Market to Reach 367.3 Thousand Metric Tons by 2017, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. | Plastic recycling processes | Scoop.it
GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Lactic Acid markets. The world market for Lactic Acid is forecast to reach 367.3 thousand metric tons by the year 2017. Primary growth catalysts include...
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Mixed plastics give income boost to Bournemouth — letsrecycle.com - recycling and waste management news and information

Mixed plastics give income boost to Bournemouth — letsrecycle.com - recycling and waste management news and information | Plastic recycling processes | Scoop.it
Mixed plastics to provide income for Bournemouth...

Bournemouth borough council has started accepting mixed plastics for recycling under changes to its kerbside collection service.

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precious plastic

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Small-scale recycling of plastic: watch "The Full Story" video for some background.

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Facile Route to Generate Fuel Oil via Catalytic Pyrolysis of Waste Polypropylene Bags: Towards Waste Management of >20  Plastic Bags

Facile Route to Generate Fuel Oil via Catalytic Pyrolysis of Waste Polypropylene Bags: Towards Waste Management of >20  Plastic Bags | Plastic recycling processes | Scoop.it
Journal of Fuels is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles related to all aspects of fuels.
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PE and PP conversion of thin plastic bags to fuel

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veggie look alike biodegradable utensils made from vegetable polymers

veggie look alike biodegradable utensils made from vegetable polymers | Plastic recycling processes | Scoop.it
Whimsical collection of veggie-shaped biodegradable utensils made from vegetable polymers of leeks, celery, and carrots.
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Not really relevant - but love the idea!

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Recycle now - Recycle Week 2012

Recycle now - Recycle Week 2012 | Plastic recycling processes | Scoop.it
Recycle Week - 18-24 June 2012...

Not a process, but worth advertising.

This Recycle Week will see councils, retailers and businesses from across the UK highlighting the plight of the humble plastic bottle. Making an entrance some 65 years ago, a staggering 15 million of plastic bottles are now used every day in the UK, yet less than 50 per cent make it into our recycling bins.

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Recycle Week 2012 puts spotlight on plastic bottles — letsrecycle.com - recycling and waste management news and information

Recycle Week 2012 puts spotlight on plastic bottles — letsrecycle.com - recycling and waste management news and information | Plastic recycling processes | Scoop.it
Recycle Week 2012 puts spotlight on plastic bottles...

Ms Spelman said: “Each year I try to get everyone in Meriden interested in Recycling Week and this year there is an added incentive: Solihull Council is offering anyone who brings along a small unwanted electrical item for recycling will receive an entry into a draw to win some great prizes.

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Al catalyst for synthesis of biodegradable polymers

Al catalyst for synthesis of biodegradable polymers | Plastic recycling processes | Scoop.it
Title: Highly Efficient Aluminum-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Carbonates, Lactones, and Lactides, Including a Unique Crystallographic Snapshot of an Intermediate Authors: Jurg...
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Biodegradable Polymer Market to Hit 1.1 Million Tonnes by 2017 - Waste Mangagement World

Biodegradable Polymer Market to Hit 1.1 Million Tonnes by 2017 - Waste Mangagement World | Plastic recycling processes | Scoop.it
The global market for Biodegradable Polymers is forecast to reach 1.1 million tones by the year 2017, according to a new report.
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How plastic bottles are recycled into polyester | The Tinkering Studio Blog | Exploratorium

How plastic bottles are recycled into polyester | The Tinkering Studio Blog | Exploratorium | Plastic recycling processes | Scoop.it

Here’s an interesting video from National Geographic on the lengthy and complicated process through which our discarded plastic bottles start life anew as polyester.

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Infographic: Reasons why Americans don’t recycle | SmartPlanet

Infographic: Reasons why Americans don’t recycle | SmartPlanet | Plastic recycling processes | Scoop.it
Americans: wondering why your neighbors don’t recycle, wasting energy and resources? Here’s an infographic that explains why.
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Jeremy Takas's curator insight, May 3, 2014 12:49 PM

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