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New Developments in Plastic Recycling Presented to:. CRRA Conference Burlingame, CA. August 4, 2008. Trends in Plastic Recycling Recycling Options Developing Markets Challenges Manufacturing Process Recycling Plastic Programs. Overview. Trends in Plastic Recycling. Market increase

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new developments in plastic recycling presented to

New Developments in Plastic RecyclingPresented to:

CRRA Conference

Burlingame, CA

August 4, 2008

overview
Trends in Plastic Recycling

Recycling Options

Developing Markets

Challenges

Manufacturing Process

Recycling Plastic Programs

Overview
trends in plastic recycling
Trends in Plastic Recycling
  • Market increase
    • Petroleum increase  plastic cost increase
  • More use of recycled plastic material
  • Transportation cost increases
    • Growth of local markets
    • Maximizing material volumes
  • Grants
    • DOC Market Development Grants $20M/year
recycling options
Recycling Options
  • Strong Markets
    • PET
    • HDPE
    • LDPE and HDPE Film
  • Expanding Markets
    • 3-7 Mixed Plastics
    • PP (#5)
    • PS (#6)
    • PVC (#3)
    • Other (#7)
poly propylene pp 5
Poly Propylene – PP #5
  • PET bottle caps
  • Nursery pots
  • Blue-wrap (Hospitals)
  • DVD covers
poly styrene ps 6
Poly Styrene – PS #6
  • Hangers
  • Nursery flats
  • Other
poly carbonate other 7
Poly Carbonate – Other #7
  • CDs & DVDs
  • Water bottles
  • Meter covers
computer plastics other 7
Computer Plastics – Other #7
  • ABS – Gray Monitor Covers
  • HIPS – Black Monitor & TV Covers
manufacturing process
Manufacturing Process
  • Film  pellets/plastic lumber/trash liners
  • Nursery pots  nursery pots
  • PET  Plastic containers (strawberry baskets)
  • Carts  pellets
  • ABS/HIPS  pellets
  • HDPE  lumber, pallets, railroad ties, other
recycling plastic programs
Recycling Plastic Programs
  • Volume
  • Small generators
  • Large generators
  • Collection methods
  • Carts, FEL, debris boxes
  • Transportation
  • Clean source separated material
plastics plastics plastics
Plastics Plastics Plastics
  • Plastics – the missing piece in many recycling programs
  • Plastics – a complex commodity to understand and handle, but opportunities exist
  • Plastics – strong markets for large clean volumes
contact information
Contact Information

David A. Langer

DAL Dimensions consulting

650.346.2200

650.345.2221 fax

david@daldim.com

www.daldim.com