Plastics recycling from residue cleared by EPA

Apr 11, 2013 | 11:09 AM | Sean Davidson

Tags  shredder residue, plastics recycling, EPA, ISRI, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Robin Wiener, Sean Davidson

ORLANDO, Fla. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published its final interpretation of regulations that would allow the recycling of plastics recovered from scrap metal shredder residue.

The interpretation generally allows the recycling of such plastics under certain conditions specified in a voluntary procedural guide. The conditions rely principally on regulatory provisions for excluded polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) products.....

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