packaging material recycling Articles

  • In the United Kingdom, increased recycling targets for plastic and glass packaging

    On 20 December 2016, the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 1146) in the United Kingom will come into force. This means that companies involved in the manufacturing of raw packaging material, manufacturing of packaging, importing of packaging/packaging materials, filling of packaging and placing on the market of packaged products will be ...

  • Case study - UUSIOAINES Oy – Finland - Packaging glass recycling plant

    Customer Uusioaines Ltd. has specialized in the recycling of packaging and float glass since 1995 in the Forssa area. Suppliers of packaging glass in Finland are the Finnish National Alcoholic Beverage Retailing Monopoly and other waste management companies. Situation The capacity of the glass recycling plant meets the total demand for the ...

  • Aluminum Recycling

    The Customer The Company is one of the largest producers of aluminum. They conduct business worldwide and serve the aerospace, automotive, building, construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics, oil & gas, packaging and industrial products & services markets. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable and 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. ...

  • No Such Thing As Non-Recyclable

    From utilizing recyclable materials to finding productive uses for waste, sustainability efforts have come a long way in the manufacturing industry in recent years. However, some materials still prove to be very difficult to recycle. When a major Packaging Manufacturer found themselves with an abundance of waste material and no clear solution, they called on Northstar Recycling for help. ...


    By Northstar Recycling

  • Recovery, Recycling and Revenues

    Earlier this year, the UK’s Local Government Association (LGA) revealed that almost 615,000 tonnes of material is disposed of in England, even though it can be reused. It was calculated that by reusing this household waste, British tax payers could save up to £60 million. Most industries produce some form of waste whether it’s broken machinery, surplus food, or unused packaging. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Is it time to rethink recycling?

    If our current approach to recycling isn’t the best for the economy or the environment, why do we do it? Criticize recycling and you may as well be using a fume-spewing chainsaw to chop down ancient redwoods, as far as most environmentalists are concerned. But recent research into the environmental costs and benefits and some tough-to-ignore market realities have even the most ...


    By Ensia

  • Sustainable Packaging is Simply a Smart Choice

    Think 7.3 billion people now sounds like a lot? A United Nations-backed study estimates the world’s population could surge to 11 billion or more in 2100—a 57 percent increase in the number of humans living on the planet. Earth Day gives manufacturers (such as food and beverage producers) a timely opportunity to ponder how their businesses affect the planet’s ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Circular Economy Package: Questions & Answers

    What is the Circular Economy? To ensure sustainable growth for the EU we have to use our resources in a smarter, more sustainable way. It is clear that the linear model of economic growth we relied on in the past is no longer suited for the needs of today's modern societies in a globalised world. We cannot build our future on a 'take-make-dispose' model. Many natural resources are ...

  • How to Create Less Packaging Waste

    From an environmental point of view, packaging is a necessary evil, but one that can be minimized in a number of ways. Here are a few ideas companies can use to reduce the amount of packaging waste they generate, and in many cases, improve their operations in the process. Corrugated Box Redesign Corrugated shipping containers generally represent the greatest amount of packaging ...

  • Best Practices In Recycling

    Everybody wants to recycle more and landfill less. In addition to being the best thing for the environment, it can also improve your bottom line. Sustainability efforts have come a long way in recent years, but there are always opportunities to do better. Upgrading your recycling program can save your business a considerable amount in disposal costs as well as increase revenue through the sale ...


    By Northstar Recycling

  • Domestic mixed plastics packaging: waste management options

    Mixed plastics is a term that covers all non-bottle plastic packaging sourced from the domestic waste stream and includes rigid and flexible plastic items of various polymer types and colours that are typically found in the household waste bin. It excludes plastic bottles and non-packaging items. There is approximately 1 million tonnes of domestic mixed plastics packaging waste arising in the UK ...

  • Material resources and waste — 2012 update

    The European economy uses huge amounts of natural resources to function. Demand for materials is so intense that between 20 and 30 % of the resources we use are now imported. At the other end of the materials chain, the EU economy generates more than five tons of waste per person every year. With the boom in international trade, EU consumption and production damage ecosystems and human health far ...

  • Non-recyclable but not ready for a landfill

    They say recycling is dead. In the current model with the economy as it is, I’d be inclined to agree. But it doesn’t have to be that way. When we as companies start focusing on how we can collaboratively increase our efficiency, decrease our workloads and create smarter customers, we all win. That’s what an upcycling-focused products company does—choosing a different route ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Plastic Products – Designed for Recycling?

    When it comes to the UK’s approach to plastics recycling, local authorities, waste management firms and members of the public often come under fire. But to what extent would greater product design considerations enable further progress to be made, considers Chris Oldfield? A recent study conducted by recycling association Recoup¹, found that plastic is the material consumers are most ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Solution Driven Organics Recycler

    Ag Choice hauls, depackages and produces animal feed and compost. Founders Jay and Jill Fischer embrace new opportunities, and then figure out how to maximize efficiencies and profitability. BioCycle first visited Ag Choice in 2007, two years after Jay and Jill Fischer started their organics collection and composting enterprise in Andover, New Jersey. At the time, composting was an ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • New ways for metal recycling

    REWAVE XRF 3-way-sorting in innovative  “Free-Fall”-design Recycling of metal and aluminium knows no limits because it can be remelted as scrap indefinitely. Metals, however have to be separated from non-metallic impurities, and different metals have to be sorted in pure fractions to be used as secondary raw materials substituting primary resources. Especially when it ...

  • Corporate recycling, sunny side-up

    Food manufacturing and packaging go hand in hand.  What may not be so obvious, however, is that the links between the two are about to become a lot more, er, ineggstricable. That’s right, thanks to some pioneering work out of England, we’ve learned that eggs themselves may contain the answers to some of the world’s environmental woes. Scientists out of the University of ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Facilitating The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

    Challenge: The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) represents a technical consortium of medical product company manufacturers, waste collectors and recycling companies working to enable recycling of select packaging waste materials within hospital and medical facilities. Founded by Antea®Group in 2011, the objective of the HPRC is to enable packaging reduction and/or ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Design for the environment: life cycle assessment and sustainable packaging issues

    As extended producer responsibility gains ascendancy in sustainable development, proper management of the life cycle of a product is becoming more and more important. This paper presents a general overview of product life cycle assessment (LCA) and sustainable product packaging over the last four to five years. The review of life cycle assessment includes on overview of LCAs conducted over the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Europe en route to a ‘recycling society’

    Recently-published thematic strategy papers from the European Commission (EC) are intended to guide the way towards a ‘recycling society’. Notably, they enshrine an acceptance that the current definition of waste is ‘problematic’ and ‘sets no clear boundaries for when a waste has been adequately treated and should be considered a product’. According to the BIR world recycling body, the strategies ...

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