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Blister Pack Packaging

Blister Pack Packaging Is A Popular Choice

Please Recommend…The manufacture of blister pack packaging became a prominent part of the plastic industry in the 1960s with the introduction of the birth control pill. Over time, it proved to be a more efficient and cost-effective way to provide a container for many pharmaceutical products that had previously been packaged in boxes, tubes and strip packages. Most often formed from PVC (polyvinyl chloride), blister pack is a thermoformed plastic…

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Plastic In Our Oceans

Some Facts About Plastic In Our Oceans

Please Recommend…If you type in the word ‘plastics’ in your favorite news feed, its likely you will be presented with a long list of articles dealing with the problem of plastic in our oceans. While plastic manufacturing and recycling are a major force in the world economy, the pollution problem seems to dominate. It’s not that there is not reason for concern, but the actual source of the problem is…

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Post-Industrial Plastic Recycling

Post-Industrial Plastic Recycling Saves Money And Waste

Please Recommend…With increased awareness about environmentally-useful recovery processes, not much thought is given to post-industrial plastic recycling. Most are familiar with post-consumer plastics like bottles, packaging and other household items that are placed in bins to be picked up, with varying degrees of efficiency, by municipal trash collection. Less familiar, but still a useful way of eliminating waste, is material that comes directly from a factory. Post-industrial plastic scrap comes…

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Recycled Plastic Patio Furniture

Recycled Plastic Patio Furniture A Popular Choice

Please Recommend…One of the hottest markets in home furnishings is the the recycled plastic patio furniture niche. When you consider that the average household in the U.S. disposes of over 2 lbs of plastic on a daily basis you can appreciate the fact that there is no shortage of material for manufacturing these popular products. As a matter of fact, over 100,000 lbs of scrap plastic per day is kept…

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Carpeting Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Carpeting Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Please Recommend…One of the earliest recycling innovations is carpeting made from recycled plastic bottles. Growth has been substantial and today a company like Mohawk Flooring is processing over 8 million bottles each day provided by recycling facilities all over the U.S. Arriving in bales at the manufacturing plant, the bottles are separated into clear and color batches. Without this kind of separation all the resulting carpets would be colored green.…

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Recycling Plastic Shopping Bags

Recycling Plastic Shopping Bags Is A Growing Trend

Please Recommend…Despite concerns about plastic pollution, particularly when it comes to recycling plastic shopping bags, there is a flourishing industry that is providing solutions to many environmental concerns. Plastic bags, much like the paper ones, are flimsy and can be blown about by the wind, littering the landscape. Additionally, even when they are tossed randomly into local recycling bins, there can be a problem when combined with other plastic materials…

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Hard Plastic Flooring

Hard Plastic Flooring Benefits

Please Recommend…Hard plastic flooring has many benefits for the discerning home improvement enthusiast and, in many instances, the product can be environmentally friendly, as it is often made in part from recycled materials. While it is commonly installed in heavily trafficked venues like stores, schools and hospitals, many homeowners appreciate its clean and resilient qualities. Plastic tiles and planking have a variety of styles to choose from, with tile, ceramic,…

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Roads Made Of Recycled Plastic

Roads Made Of Recycled Plastic Are The Future

Please Recommend…The idea of roads made of recycled plastic is not new. In India, for instance, It has proven to be an expedient and environmentally-friendly method for disposing of scrap plastic bottles and bags while improving the infrastructure of many communities. India’s model is the standard for plastic road development. It involves mixing waste plastic and bitumen. Here, various plastic scrap from materials like Polypropylene, Polyethylene and PVC are sorted,…

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Recycled Plastic Fencing

Recycled Plastic Fencing With HDPE And PS

Please Recommend…Recycled plastic fencing is a practical solution to some of the drawbacks of traditional wooden fencing. While wooden fencing can be extremely attractive when first installed, many of these qualities don’t last for long. Fading, cracking, warping and rot are often the results over time. Many wooden fencing installations need maintenance after only two years, and complete replacement after seven. The fencing is made from recycled plastic lumber or…

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Recycled Plastic Roof Tiles

Recycled Plastic Roof Tiles Gain In Popularity

Please Recommend…The impetus for recycled plastic roof tiles begins with a simple observation: Where many see an eyesore, others find a business opportunity. These folks see “mountains of cash in mountains of trash,” and many successful recycling operations begin with this observation. Plastic tiles, for instance, are made with 30% plastic waste and 70% sand. The discarded plastic comes in many forms and types and have various melting points. Separating…

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