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UNION CARBIDE CORP. opened the first full scale, multiplastics recycling plant in the U.S. at Piscataway, N.J. The plant, which can recycle 27,000 tons/year of plastics, will accept postconsumer polyethylene film, high density polyethylene (HDPE), and polyethylene terephthalate. Recyclable plastics are being obtained from curbside recycling programs sponsored by communities in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania that are within 250 miles of the plant.

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