New End Use for Mixed Paper and Plastics Developed

The Philadelphia MSW and recyclables sorting facility operated by Continuus Energy.

The Philadelphia MSW and recyclables sorting facility operated by Continuus Energy.

by Jared Paben

Markets for mixed paper and plastics have been hard hit by China’s import restrictions. Now, a Texas company is working to develop a new domestic one: paper-plastic building panels.

Houston-based Continuus Material Recovery developed a process to recycle mixed paper and plastics together into panels. The company recently purchased Des Moines, Iowa-based ReWall Company to help it scale up. The acquisition gives Continuus its first board manufacturing assets.

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