28 Jul '11, 4pm

Innovators in Plastic Recycling Awarded

Innovators in Plastic Recycling Awarded

The American Chemistry Council announced the very first winners of their Innovation in Plastics Recycling Awards. A Kansas City install of Axion railroad ties made from 100 percent recycled plastic. Photo courtesy ACC “We wanted to call attention to the advancements and innovative thinking going on in plastics recycling,” said Steve Russell, Vice President of Plastics for the ACC. “As we looked closely, these three companies really rose to the top.” Axion International, Inc. Axion is a New Jersey-based company that develops extremely strong and durable building supplies, including railroad ties made from 100 percent recycled plastic. It has already recycled 20 million pounds of plastic this year, and anticipates increasing that by as much as five fold in the coming years. “Plastics don’t degrade in the elements. That’s bad if they are dumped in a landfill or out at sea. If...

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