On June 24, 2015, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued a news release announcing the publication of a report on mixed waste processing, prepared by Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
On May 31, 2016, the ACC published a supplemental report, prepared by GBB, that examines ten types of equipment, including optical sorting systems, bag openers, air separation systems and densifiers. The evaluations include the quality of the finished product, the volumes that are captured versus lost, and the speed at which the processing equipment works.
Both reports were commissioned by the Plastics Division of the ACC, which is examining methods to increase recovery of plastics.
- May 2016 Supplemental Report: The Evolution of Mixed Waste Processing Facilities—Technology and Equipment Guide
- June 2015 Report: The Evolution of Mixed Waste Processing Facilities – 1970-Today
- ACC 2016 News Release: Report Evaluates Modern Technologies for Mixed Waste Processing
- ACC 2015 News Release: Report: Mixed Waste Processing May Have Potential to Increase Recycling and Waste Diversion Rates