Canadian Plastics

ENVIRONMENTAL IDEAS…

A new report that evaluates dry process recycling technologies for contaminated streams of polyethylene film shows that there is economic merit in using this processing method over more conventional w...

March 1, 2000   Canadian Plastics



A new report that evaluates dry process recycling technologies for contaminated streams of polyethylene film shows that there is economic merit in using this processing method over more conventional wash/dry systems in some applications. In particular, the resulting polyethylene is suitable for plastics/wood fibre composites. The report, “Processing Options for PE Bags and Films in Composite Applications” has just been released by the Environment and Plastics Industry Council (EPIC), and is available at its website www.plastics.ca/epic.

An innovative program from Husky Injection Molding Systems Inc. (Bolton, Ont.) allows employees to earn shares in the company by participating in various environmental activities. Four different areas of eligible activities are commuting to work (biking, walking, car pooling, public transport); conserving energy and resources at work; volunteering for environmental, community or educational causes; and greening the environment through personal purchase decisions. The program is funded from Husky’s existing donation budget, which consists of five percent of pretax profit.


Print this page

Related Stories

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*