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Finland’s VTT Looks to Revolutionize Chemical Plastic Recycling

Finland's VTT Looks to Revolutionize Chemical Plastic Recycling

The limited number of processes used to recycle plastic are broken down into two categories: mechanical and chemical. What we do at Seraphim Plastics is considered mechanical recycling. Chemical recycling is much more difficult and financially risky. But now, a Finnish enterprise known as the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has plans to turn…

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Filipino Government Paying Manila Residents to Recycle

Filipino Government Paying Manila Residents to Recycle

The Filipino government recently launched an ambitious plan designed to encourage more recycling in the capital city of Manila. The new program pays residents to drop off both biodegradable waste and certain recyclable materials, like PET water bottles. In its early stages, the program seems to be working. But is it sustainable? The idea of…

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Why Recycling PET Bottles Can Make a Huge Difference

Why Recycling PET Bottles Can Make a Huge Difference

The topic of PET recycling has been turning up in the news a lot lately. We are not sure why, but we do know that recycling this particular type of plastic is fairly easy under the right conditions. We recycle it here at Seraphim Plastics, and we’ve been doing so for years. We can tell…

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3 Things That Would Put Plastic Recycling on Par with Paper

3 Things That Would Put Plastic Recycling on Par with Paper

Here at Seraphim Plastics, we are extremely proud of the fact that we recycle large volumes of industrial plastic waste every year. We are not alone. Other industrial plastic recycling outfits across the country do the same thing. And still, the vast majority of plastic we use in this country doesn’t get recycled. Contrast that…

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Plastic-Eating Worms Being Studied in Australia

Plastic Eating Worms Being Studied in Australia

We recently ran a blog post discussing a German research project involving an enzyme capable of breaking down PET plastic in record time. That story was amazing in and of itself. Now we learn of another project in Australia. This one involves plastic-eating worms that seem to thrive on polystyrene. Everywhere we look it seems…

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