Mixed Waste Processing Reports Published by the American Chemistry Council

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.

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