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WASHINGTON (September 17, 2013) - Nominations are now open for the 2013 Awards for Innovation in Plastics Recycling . Organized by the  Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the annual event honors selected North American companies, individuals and government bodies (including schools) for developing new technologies, products and initiatives using post-consumer recycled plastics. This year marks that first that entry is open throughout North America.

"Every day innovative companies are finding new ways to divert used plastics from the waste stream, and, in the process are creating sustainable new products that contribute to everyday life," said Steve Russell, vice president of plastics for the American Chemistry Council. "We're proud to continually honor successful plastic recyclers for their initiative and innovative spirit.  Their efforts show consumers that recycling makes a difference, creates jobs and supports the economy."

Last year KW Plastics , EcoPlay by Safeplay Systems , and Sony , were selected to receive awards.

Find more information about the annual recycling awards here .


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