Plastic trash flowing into the seas will nearly triple by 2040 without drastic action

An ambitious plan, two years in the making, might have the solution.

via National Geographic

THE AMOUNT OF plastic trash that flows into the oceans every year is expected to nearly triple by 2040 to 29 million metric tons.

That single, incomprehensibly large statistic is at the center of a new two-year research project that both illuminates the failure of the worldwide campaign to curb plastic pollution and prescribes an ambitious plan for reducing much of that flow into the seas.

Read the full story here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/07/plastic-trash-in-seas-will-nearly-triple-by-2040-if-nothing-done/

Kauai Artists Collaborate With Nature For Marine Debris Projects

via Honolulu Civil Beat

Ghost nets and plastic fragments are becoming collectibles as artists turn the trash into works of art.

Plastic bags and straws cause countless marine fatalities as their small size, shine and color are an irresistible lure to birds, fish, and turtles. But the most lethal plastic products in the North Pacific are the fishing nets and gear purpose-built to catch and kill marine wildlife. These nets, which can stretch 6 miles in length, comprise about half of the plastic garbage in the Patch. But on Kauai, fishing nets account for almost 90% of marine debris that washes in with the tides.

Artists sensitive to this disaster have started to look at ghost nets and fragments of plastic as raw material for their creativity. Only 10% of plastic on average is recycled. This leaves a tsunami of synthetic waste to pollute our most precious natural places and resources. They hope their work can bring focus to the problem.

Read the full story here: https://www.civilbeat.org/2020/08/kauai-artists-collaborate-with-nature-for-marine-debris-projects/

ISRI adopts position on minimum recycled plastic content

via Recycling Magazine

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) new position on minimum recycled plastic content encourages efforts that will help spur demand for recycled plastics. It also aims to increase the commitment by stakeholders throughout the supply chain to ensure plastics are responsibly manufactured, collected, and recycled into new products.

Plastics are a diverse, versatile group of materials that are used in nearly all aspects of daily life, from life-saving medical supplies to light-weight food packaging. However, despite the benefits plastics offer, many remained concerned about high levels of plastic waste entering the natural environment. To avoid further environmental harm, it is imperative that all plastics be handled responsibly at end of life.

Read the full story here: https://www.recycling-magazine.com/2020/08/18/isri-adopts-position-on-minimum-recycled-plastic-content/

Draft US law seeks to make plastic industry responsible for waste

via Yahoo The proposed “Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act,” introduced by Democratic lawmakers, would be the most ambitious regulation the US plastics industry has ever seen.

It would require producers to collect and recycle their own waste, create a nationwide drink container refund scheme and phase out certain single-use plastic items.

Read the full story here: https://au.news.yahoo.com/draft-us-law-seeks-plastic-industry-responsible-waste-011137658–spt.html

Plastic for Sale

Polycarbonate Regrind Clear Now In-Stock at Domino Plastics

40,000 pounds clear
40,000 clear with slight tint

Picture shown has tint.

Polycarbonate Regrind

Contact Joe@domplas.com. (631) 751-1995.

Washing laundry on a delicate cycle releases more plastic microfibres into the ocean

via ScienceFocus.com

Researchers have found it is the volume of water used which is the key factor in plucking the tiny plastic particles from man-made material. Read the full story here: https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/washing-laundry-on-a-delicate-cycle-releases-more-plastic-microfibres-into-the-ocean/

“Mott Haven” Film Raises Awareness About Plastics Contaminating Our Oceans

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“I have been in the plastics recycling business for 30 years. The film we made, starring Robert Davi & Paul Wilson with Chuck Zito, Deborah Green and Brandi Porter, will help raise awareness to what many consider to be the #1 threat to the environment of our planet. “Mott Haven” is not a documentary but an entertaining and intense drama set in The South Bronx where the story’s protagonist is struggling to keep his life and his plastics recycling business afloat. His business, Bronx Recycling Company of Mott Haven is collecting much of the scrap plastic in New York City which otherwise might end up as pollution. We are all proud that we have created a film that is not only meaningful and exciting but also addresses a pressing environmental problem which affects all people, all over the world.” — Michael Domino, COO, Domino Plastics Company Inc.

www.motthavenfilm.com

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/planetorplastic/

Plastic for Sale: Tritan – 40k lbs, Regrind Mixed Colors

Tritan TX1001 For Sale

We currently have in-stock 40,000 pounds of Tritan mixed color regrind for sale.

View the spec sheet here: Tritan tx1001

Contact kent@domplas.com, (631) 751-1995.

Eastman Tritan™ TX1001 is an amorphous copolyester with excellent appearance and clarity. EastmanTritan™ TX1001 contains a mold release derived from vegetable based sources. Its most outstanding features are excellent toughness, hydrolytic stability, and heat and chemical resistance. This new-generation copolyester can also be molded into various applications without incorporating high levels of residual stress. Combined with Tritan™ copolyester’s outstanding chemical resistance and hydrolytic stability, these features give molded products enhanced durability in the dishwasher environment, which can expose products to high heat, humidity and aggressive cleaning detergents. Tritan™ TX1001 copolyester may be used in repeated use food contact articles under United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. Tritan™ TX1001 copolyester is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 51 for Food Equipment Materials and is also certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 – Drinking Water System Components-Health Effects. More details: Tritan tx1001

 

PETG Plastic For Sale

Recycled Plastic For Sale

petg for sale

200,000 Pounds  PETG for sale
Clear and post-industrial – slight tint
In-Stock
Contact (631) 751-1995
joe@domplas.com

 

 

We Buy Plastic Scrap – Seeking LDPE

Domino Plastics Buys LDPE repro mixed colors from film. Text (516) 972-5632 or email Joe@domplas.com to send plastic scrap offers.


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