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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) said that nine new plastics specifications have been published in the Scrap Specifications Circular, after approval by the ISRI plastics division and board of directors.

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, a trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, urged caution in response to a recent decision by an Administrative Law Judge regarding claims by a manufacturer of biodegradable additives and their use in the marketplace.

The Recoup UK Household Collection Survey is a research-based report that provides a review of the services in place to collect household plastics for recycling in the United Kingdom (UK).

MTM plastics will continue its growth strategy in 2015. By the end of 2016, Europe’s leading producer of recycled polyolefins from mixed plastic waste plans will invest approximately 8 million euros in the expansion of its production facilities in Niedergebra, Germany.

Shanghai Pret Composites Co. Ltd., a Chinese company, is acquiring Wellman Plastics Recycling LLC (WRC) of Johnsonville, South Carolina, in an all cash deal.

Cope Plastics, Inc., a distributor and fabricator of plastic sheet, rod and tube in the Midwest, headquartered in Alton, Illinois has acquired the assets of J.B. Jensen & Son, Inc., located in Genoa City, Wisconsin.