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  1. Lumber prices are still high, so why not an alternative?

    Popular Mechanics recently showed the process for Polywood recycled plastics being used in place of lumber for items such as lawn furniture. Recycling materials like this are reducing materials finding their way into waterways, reducing the amount of new virgin material required to be manufactured, and recycling material that would otherwise likely find itself in the landfill. As an extra...
  2. Emphasis on the reduce, reuse, and recycle idea in a different way

    Covid 19 has forced us to approach so many things in so many new ways. Almost nothing has been more heavily focused on during this pandemic as the use of single use plastics. The massive increase in single use materials being consumed, as well as massive amounts of discarded PPE have found its way to the environment in alarming rates...
  3. International Recycling Day, May 17th

    Yesterday was International Recycling Day (May 17th, 2021) and it wraps up more focus on how plastics can be re-used and repurposed. This year, at the Reina Sofia National Museum hosted a pop-up installation of The Plastic Museum, a pre-fab museum designed by Delavegacanolasso was up for two weeks before being completely taken down and recycled on International Recycling Day...
  4. Celebrating Earth Day & Technology

    Earth Day 2021 has come and gone, but we wanted to take a look at ways the plastic world is evolving currently. The biggest focus, worldwide, with plastics is in regards to recycling and reducing the use of single use materials we've seen such a massive increase in use of, due to Covid19. One material we're seeing hit a circular...
  5. The climb continues into April

    As we wind down March and approach April, the hope was that resin supplies would begin to recover from the February storms that caused so many issues. Unfortunately, this has not been the case thus far. Actually, quite the opposite as we are seeing prices increasing still, as we had the entire way through March. Fortunately, most plants have re-opened...
  6. Prices continue to climb

    Unfortunately, prices of plastics are continuing to climb within the industry, almost universally. As refineries and plants continue to come back online, the supply continues to be extremely limited for a number of materials, but specifically polypropylene and polyethylene. Unfortunately, the record highs we're seeing are also being seen in many other commodity materials, such as PVC as well. Following...