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The Ministry of Environment to regulate recycling in the Dominican Republic

on November 13, 2014

Original in Spanish By Diario Libre | 12 NOV 2014

The country loses in excess of $ 600 MM for not recycling.

SANTO DOMINGO. The Ministry of Environment is working on developing a standard to regulate the activity of recycling in the country, so it meets international standards.

The new regulations will be ready in about 30 days and, among other things, creates a waste recovery network at source instead of at the disposal site.
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Scrap Avalanche in China Means No More Scouring Globe

on November 12, 2014

By Bloomberg News November 06, 2014 // E-waste. Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

China will throw out more than 15 million appliances, 5 million personal computers and 100 million mobile phones next year as growing consumption at home means recyclers can rely less on scrap imports.

This “avalanche of homegrown trash” will increase domestic scrap supplies and spur recycling on an unprecedented scale in the next decade, according to Wang Jiwei, secretary general at the recycling division of the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association.

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BioMetal Green Management Becomes Alibaba Gold Supplier

on November 10, 2014

We are excited to announce that as of November 6th 2014, BioMetal Green Management has officially joined as a Gold Supplier. Alibaba is the leading supplier for global wholesale trade. Serving millions of suppliers and buyers in over 190 countries and regions around the world, joining Alibaba has given us the tools to further expand our international presence – which already serves the US, India, China, Vietnam, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Europe.
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Varieties of PET Flakes: Hot, Cold, and Unwashed

on January 30, 2014

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum. This is usually used in the production of plastic bottles. PET bottles go through treatment process and PET Flakes are produced as a result. The treatment process includes crushing, washing, separating and drying. PET Flakes are used as an alternative raw material to polyester. The raw material is used in producing a range of products.

PET has several advantages such as (a) non-toxic (b) low water absorption (c) organic solvents (d) weather resistance (e) resistance to weak acids (f) anti-chemical stability (g) little affected by temperature etc.
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