About Steve Russell

Vice President, Plastics Division | American Chemistry Council
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NYC looks to embrace energy recovery

Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg put out a call for proposals to examine technologies that could turn a portion of the city’s municipal waste into renewable, domestic energy. Although there are many ways to recover energy from solid wastes, NYC is specifically looking at an emerging group of technologies that convert […]

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Resource Recycling magazine identifies up-and-comers in energy recovery

As a lead-up to the Plastics Recycling Conference, March 20-21 in Atlanta, Georgia, Resource Recycling magazine took time to highlight up-and-comers in the exciting, emerging field of energy recovery technology. In particular, developments in so called “Plastics to Oil” technology are happening fast, and are sure to be a major topic of discussion at the […]

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Energy recovery should be part of President Obama’s “all of the above” approach to domestic energy

During a visit to a Colorado Air Force base on Friday, President Barack Obama continued to embrace the use of America’s abundant natural gas. This follows last week’s State of the Union address when the President endorsed an “all of the above” approach to energy production in America. “Even if we tapped every drop of […]

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Plastics at work behind the wheel: Pics and notes from the Detroit Auto Show

This week our Plastics Make It Possible® Team traveled to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2012 in Detroit to see how plastics are being used in incredibly innovative ways to help make cars safer and more fuel efficient. The team was also amazed to see how plastics are helping to enable beautiful, sleek […]

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Come rain, snow or shine, energy recovery can offer a consistent source of power

The winter months can put a tremendous strain on power grids. And just as our need for heat starts to rise, so does the waste we generate (just consider the food and gift packaging we go through during the winter holidays). Although these two occurrences may seem unrelated, some communities have found a common solution […]

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Climax Global Energy brings new jobs to rural South Carolina with $5 million plastics-to-oil facility

“Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!” wrote South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on her Facebook page, breaking the news to fans about Climax Global Energy Inc.’s establishment of a state-of-the-art plastics-to-oil facility in Barnwell County. The $5 million investment is expected to generate 20 new jobs in Blackville, SC, and make a palpable impact on the 1,100 households […]

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Energy recovery pioneer, Agilyx, turns non-recycled plastics into valuable energy

Plastics recycling is a growing business, as Americans continue to recycle billions of pounds of plastic bottles, containers, bags and wraps every year. But what happens to plastics that aren’t recycled? Oregon-based Agilyx is using chemistry to convert more of these valuable materials from waste into useful fuel. As Lew Feucht, an account manager at […]

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Teaming up for recycling success during the 2011 “Recycle. Goal.” challenge

Kudos to the Anaheim Impact, the winners of the 2011 Recycle. Goal. challenge. The Impact, a boys under 13 team from the Anaheim Soccer Club, recycled more than 13,000 pounds of materials, edging out two dozen other youth soccer teams across Southern California that took part in the 9-week competition. Altogether the teams recycled more […]

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Online webinar seeks to raise awareness of energy recovery, leveraging the energy value of plastics

At 1:30pm EST today, Greg Wilkinson, president of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, will lead a webinar about how we use and reuse plastics in America, and how best to leverage the impressive and underutilized energy value of plastics. As you’ll see, it begins with education – letting the public in on the magic behind […]

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Video: Industry expert says non-recycled plastics should not be viewed as waste, but as a valuable energy resource

As President and CEO of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, Greg Wilkinson may know a lot more about plastics than your typical Canadian or American citizen, but that’s exactly what needs to change, Wilkinson told Focus Washington host Rich Masters in an online television interview last week. Wilkinson referred Masters to a new study from […]

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