PLASTICS INDUSTRY “ESSENTIAL” AS FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE WITH PRODUCTS TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS

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The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) President and CEO Tony Radoszewski issued a statement today requesting all local, state and federal governments to include plastic resin and plastic product manufacturers as ‘essential’ in order to stay open when Shelter in Place orders are issued.

“With more and more businesses being ordered to close during the pandemic crisis, it is critical that healthcare workers have access to plastic products. Single-use plastics can literally be the difference between life and death. Items such as IV bags and ventilator machines, which are of the utmost importance right now, have components made of single-use plastics. The single-use hospital gowns, gloves, and masks that protect our healthcare workers every day are also made of plastic. I would venture to say that every machine, piece of medical care equipment, hospital bed, examination scope and tool has a component made of plastic, most of which are molded to exacting tolerances, which is possible due to the resin and the machinery being used.”

Read the full story here: https://www.plasticsindustry.org/article/plastics-industry-essential-first-line-defense-products-fight-coronavirus    

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

Plastics industry unveils $500 million federal recycling legislation

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Washington — Two members of Congress and a coalition of businesses and trade groups in plastics, waste management and other materials unveiled a $500 million legislative plan Nov. 15 that would allocate federal funding to beef up recycling and waste management.

The Realizing the Economic Opportunities and Values of Expanding Recycling Act, or Recover Act, would set aside $500 million in federal matching funds for states, local governments and tribes to invest in improving recycling infrastructure. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif., and Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind.

Read the full story here: https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/plastics-industry-unveils-500-million-federal-recycling-legislation

NPE2018 Official Mobile App Now Available

Attending NPE2018 in May? Be sure to download the official NPE2018 Mobile App.

Available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play, the app can help you enhance your experience at the event.

App users have access to:

  • floor plans,
  • exhibitor listings
  • educational conferences/sessions
  • My Show Planner
  • show info and announcements
  • social media

To download the official app visit: http://www.npe.org/mobile-app

 

Plastics Buyer Domino Plastics Company to Exhibit at NPE 2018 for Fifth Time

NPE2018aPort Jefferson, NYDomino Plastics Company Inc. will showcase its’ plastic scrap recycling services at NPE2018: The Plastics Show—the largest plastics conference and tradeshow in the world, featuring more than 65,000 buyers from across the globe and more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space—May 7-11, 2018 at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

 

Domino Plastics is a full-service plastic scrap recycling company that has been in business for 30 years. They buy and sell all types of post-industrial plastics.

“We are looking forward to this year’s plastics’ show in Orlando. NPE has been a great resource for Domino Plastics to connect with manufacturers who generate scrap or need recycled raw materials,” said Domino Plastics’ COO Michael Domino.

Attendees can register for a complimentary pass to NPE2018 using Domino Plastics Company’s unique registration link: http://www.npeguestpass.org/47824. For more information about NPE2018: www.npe.org.   

About Domino Plastics Company Inc.

Since 1983 Domino Plastics has been collecting and reselling post-industrial plastic scrap. They offer the best prices for plastics, and next day scrap pickup in the USA.

About NPE2018: The Plastics Show

Recognized as the world’s largest plastics trade show and conference, NPE2018 brings together all industry sectors, including vertical and peripheral markets, end markets, brand owners and recyclers. Held every three years, NPE attracts more than 65,000 plastics professionals and features industry-focused education and leading suppliers of emerging technologies, equipment and materials for every phase of plastics processing, all in 1 million square feet of exhibit space. 

Building on its most successful show in 2015, held in Orlando, Florida, NPE2018 anticipates even greater participation from up and down the global plastics supply chain when it returns to Orlando in 2018. NPE is produced by Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) and is the only international plastics event produced by the industry for the industry. For more information, or to register: www.npe.org.  

About The Plastics Industry Association

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), formerly SPI, is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $418 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS’ education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy, and North America’s largest plastics trade show, NPE2018: The Plastics Show, visit www.plasticsindustry.org. Connect with PLASTICS on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

Houston molder helping workers get back on their feet

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Texas Injection Molding LLC was spared from major damage from Hurricane Harvey. But the Houston company’s employees haven’t all been so lucky, and that includes CEO Jeff Applegate.

Applegate was overwhelmed with the way the Houston community has reacted to the disaster. Likewise, he is thankful for the support he’s been offered from plastics industry colleagues.

“It’s a good testament to the industry. When times get tough, people care and want to lend a hand,” he said.

Read the full story here: http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20170830/NEWS/170839985/houston-molder-helping-workers-get-back-on-their-feet

Happy Independence Day

Have a safe and happy 4th of July from all of us at Domino Plastics. Help keep America beautiful with sustainable waste management. We’ve been recycling plastic for 30 years. Contact us to sell and buy plastic materials. Joe@domplas.com. (631) 751-1995.

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PET, PETG For Sale

PET  Bales Clear  20,000  pounds  for sale

PETG  Bales  Blue Tint  20,000  pounds for sale

Contact:  mike@domplas.com

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Plastic For Sale – PP Now in Stock

Now in stock at Domino Plastics: Polypropylene regrind natural and orange tint mixed, 12 melt index, homopolymer, 10,000  pounds, post industrial and packaged in gaylord with lids and liners. Contact Joe@domplas.com, call (631) 751-1995, call/text (516) 972-5632. Click here to view more plastic for sale.

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A Message from Domino Plastics' CEO Michael Domino

By 2050 there will be more plastic garbage floating in the world’s ocean than fish swimming in them.

This shocking conclusion was recently published by The World Economic Forum.

I have learned during my thirty years in the plastics recycling business that the best solution is usually the simplest.

On land we burn trash to make electricity. My solution to the marine plastic pollution problem is the same, and not to reinvent the wheel just because the problem exists at sea as opposed to on land.

The ocean’s plastic pollution remediation process I propose consists of the following:

  1. Modify trawlers and factory fish ships to scoop plastic out of the ocean.
  2. Build a series of off shore, oil-rig style power plants, where feasible, to burn it and create electricity. Ships can be modified to be power plants and follow thefuel source too.
  3. Send the electricity to the mainland through trans-oceanic cables.
  4. Neutralize the ash making it suitable forany variety of products such as concrete, road surface material or use it as landfill to build up islands losing ground torising ocean levels – or create a new island somewhere all together like was done with Lower Manhattan, La Guardia Airport or Dubai. (New York’s LaGuardia is built on coal ash from power plants).

As seaweed and barnacles attach to the plastic it is beginning to sink and it also degrades and falls apart.  Much of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is not visible and is floating 3-5 feet under the water’s surface. These polymer pollutants can be scooped up out of the water the way netters round up and catch large schools of eatable fish with mile long nets.

The urgent problem is that the sun and salt is rapidly breaking down floating plastic into small particles and it’s starting to float around the world. As this continues and increases it then is impossible to collect. The small particles are then ingested by birds, fish and mammals and many seabirds and turtles have plastic in their stomachs now.

Most plastics are not compatible with one another and there is more than enough mixed plastics on land now to make recycled plastic products such as lumber, pipes and nursery products. There is a glut of mixed plastic material resources already around the globe. It is entirely unrealistic to project that the difficult to sort and reprocess commingled plastic harvested from the Pacific is going to be sold and used, therefore it must be used to fuel power generating turbines.  Another viable option for marine plastic debris is converting it into fuel with plastic to fuel (PTF) technologies, which has been accomplished on land for many years. Thetechnology for both processes is readily available and currently commercially utilized and once again large factory ships could be retrofitted as on-site ocean going recycling plants. The ships could be powered by the fuel they recycle and sell off the surplus at profit to perpetually fund the operation.

It is time that “We the People” of the planet champion this cause that is literally threatening our very survival on Earth. Plastics for packaging and consumer products are two of the fastest growing industries in the world. Take a look in any store – just about everything is now individually packaged and wrapped for single use. It’s hard to find a product that does not contain plastics or is all plastic. Much of it is ending up in our oceans and only after we use it one time! Plastics make our life better but, at the same time, we must take responsibility for its environmentally safe disposal and recycling, post use.

As producers and consumers of disposable plastics products that are now choking our life-giving seas to death, we must act fast as a civilization to solve this problem. Every day we delay it gets horribly worse and harder to solve.  No person or plastics company can pass the buck any longer.

Sincerely,

Michael Domino

CEO Domino Plastics Company Inc.

www.Domplas.com

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