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  • Axion: targets for recycled content in food packaging need care

    Axion: targets for recycled content in food packaging need care

    Setting minimum targets for recycled content in food packaging may sound like a good idea, but could lead to overall less efficient use of resources if material types and their applications are not carefully considered, cautions Richard McKinlay, ...

  • Axion launches collaborative service for end-of-life batteries

    Axion launches collaborative service for end-of-life batteries

    Resource recovery experts Axion has joined forces with two other partners in a major initiative aimed at reusing and recycling the growing volume of batteries used in electric vehicles and light automotive applications. The joint initiative with ...

  • Axion Polymers supports auto industry’s recycled plastics vision

    Axion Polymers supports auto industry’s recycled plastics vision

    Axion Polymers has supplied its 100% recycled polymer from end-of-life vehicles to help a leading automotive manufacturer demonstrate the use of sustainable components in new cars. The Manchester-based recycler’s Axpoly PP polymer was blended ...

  • Axion Polymers hosts MEP’s fact-finding visit to recycling sites

    Axion Polymers hosts MEP’s fact-finding visit to recycling sites

    Axion Polymers hosted a fact-finding visit to its two Manchester recycling facilities by the Lead MEP and appointed Rapporteur for drawing up regulations on persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Julie Girling, MEP for South West England and ...

  • Axion’s Jane Gardner leaves to take up European flooring role

    Axion’s Jane Gardner leaves to take up European flooring role

    Jane Gardner, Head of Axion’s Consulting Services, will be leaving the Manchester-based resource recovery specialists at the end of August 2018 to take up a new senior pan-European role. One of Axion’s earliest employees, Jane is moving ...

  • Carpet Recycling UK: One million tonnes of waste carpet diverted from landfill

    Carpet Recycling UK: One million tonnes of waste carpet diverted from landfill

    Carpet Recycling UK has inspired and facilitated the diversion from landfill of one million tonnes of waste carpet in its first decade, delegates at the industry association’s tenth Annual Conference and Awards Event heard. This total tonnage ...

  • S Norton & Co acquires 100% equity stake in Axion Recycling Ltd

    S Norton & Co acquires 100% equity stake in Axion Recycling Ltd

    On 20th June 2018 S Norton & Co Ltd purchased the entire share capital of Axion Recycling Ltd from the five individual, private investors who have owned Axion since July 2006. This means that Axion Recycling Ltd and the business units trading as ...

  • Recofloor Promotion prize draw to take place in September

    Recofloor Promotion prize draw to take place in September

    The annual Recofloor promotion will take place in September this year, offering flooring contractors who recycle their waste vinyl flooring through Altro and Polyflor’s scheme another opportunity to win an ‘unforgettable ...

  • Axion: UK Government ‘clutching at straws’ over waste plastic exports

    Axion: UK Government ‘clutching at straws’ over waste plastic exports

    In banning plastic drinking straws, coffee cups and other single-use plastic, the UK Government and NGOs seem to be ignoring the really big issue - the exportation of waste plastics that are ending up in the world’s oceans, claims a leading ...

  • Recofloor celebrates its 2018 vinyl flooring recycling champions

    Recofloor celebrates its 2018 vinyl flooring recycling champions

    “We’re ahead of the game!” was an appropriate theme running throughout the Recofloor 2018 Awards Event at Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield Ground which celebrated the environmental commitment of its vinyl flooring recycling ...

  • Axion: £100m investment needed for flexible plastic recycling in UK

    Axion: £100m investment needed for flexible plastic recycling in UK

    Most flexible plastic packaging can be recycled, but investment of £100 million in collection, sorting and recycling infrastructure would be needed to make it happen in the UK, according to resource recovery specialist Axion. “The big ...

  • Carpet Recycling UK Conference: Celebrating 10 years of resource recovery

    Carpet Recycling UK Conference: Celebrating 10 years of resource recovery

    ‘Celebrating 10 years of Resource Recovery’ is the theme for Carpet Recycling UK’s 2018 Annual Conference and Awards Event which opens at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham on Thursday July 5th. The industry-backed association ...

  • Axion: a ‘taxing’ question for single-use plastics recycling

    Axion: a ‘taxing’ question for single-use plastics recycling

    The controversial proposed tax on single-use plastic packaging has raised questions over how to best recover and recycle this material. Taxes or deposit return schemes – how can we use economics to incentivise more recycling?  Richard ...

  • Axion urges Government Circular Economy policy to support UK manufacturers

    Axion urges Government Circular Economy policy to support UK manufacturers

      Sustainability and circular economy principles should be at the heart of Government policy to encourage UK manufacturers to incorporate more recycled content in new goods, conserve raw material resources and promote locally-made goods.   ...

  • Recofloor reaches new waste vinyl flooring collection record

    Recofloor reaches new waste vinyl flooring collection record

      2017 was a record-breaking year for Recofloor with 563 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring collected for recycling into flooring or other products. Collections from contractors rose by 10.5% compared to last year, diverting even more vinyl ...

  • Axion: what’s best for low grade plastics?

    Axion: what’s best for low grade plastics?

      With levels of waste plastics rising in the UK as a result of China`s National Sword scrap import policies, the debate is picking up over what to do with them. Landfilling, rather than incineration, might be the better option, suggests Keith ...

  • Axion: Are biodegradable plastics better for the environment?

    Axion: Are biodegradable plastics better for the environment?

      Plastics are indispensable in many areas of our modern lives, yet questions over the material’s sustainability are rarely out of the headlines these days. Are biodegradable, compostable and bio-plastics really a better environmental ...

  • Carpet Recycling UK: landfill diversion of carpet waste rises to 42%

    Carpet Recycling UK: landfill diversion of carpet waste rises to 42%

      Volumes of carpet waste diverted from landfill in the UK continue to rise, with 168,000 tonnes reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2017, reports Carpet Recycling UK.     This represents a diversion rate of 42% - up from 35% ...

  • Axion: UK should ‘create demand for recycled materials’

    Axion: UK should ‘create demand for recycled materials’

      A Manchester-based plastics recycler is calling for the creation of greater demand for recycled materials in the UK following China’s decision to restrict imports of waste paper and plastics.     Keith Freegard, Director of ...

  • Axion launches ‘Design for Recycling’ service

    Axion launches ‘Design for Recycling’ service

    Axion has launched a new ‘Design for Recycling’ service aimed at helping the plastic packaging value chain ensure that packaging placed on the market has been optimised for end of life, while maintaining its primary function of product ...