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  • 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 ...

  • Don’t be left ‘on the bench’, book tickets for the Recofloor 2018 Awards Event

    Don’t be left ‘on the bench’, book tickets for the Recofloor 2018 Awards Event

    Don’t fall foul of the deadline; book your tickets now at www.recofloor.org for the football-themed Recofloor 2018 Awards Event to be held at Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield ground on Thursday April 26th.  The seventh annual ...

  • Axion Polymers offers new improved recycled ABS grades

    Axion Polymers offers new improved recycled ABS grades

    Axion Polymers has re-formulated its recycled ABS polymer product to give improved physical properties and a superior surface finish suitable for diverse applications from corner supports in window frames to furniture component parts. In response ...

  • RecoMed takeback scheme for medical devices wins 2017 CIWM recycling award

    RecoMed takeback scheme for medical devices wins 2017 CIWM recycling award

    RecoMed, the expanding PVC takeback scheme for medical devices, has won the Chartered Institute of Waste Management’s (CIWM) Sustainability and Resource Award for Best Recycling Project 2017. It’s the scheme’s fourth award since ...

  • Entries now open for Recofloor 2018 Awards Event

    Entries now open for Recofloor 2018 Awards Event

    Recofloor, the UK’s vinyl flooring recycling scheme, is accepting entries for its 2018 annual Awards Event, which will kick off at Liverpool Football Club’s prestigious Anfield ground on Thursday April 26th 2018. Hosted by footballing ...

  • Circular Economy specialist Axion marks its 15th anniversary

    Circular Economy specialist Axion marks its 15th anniversary

    Axion, one of the UK’s leading circular economy specialists, marked its 15th anniversary in October 2017 with a series of celebratory events for its 92-strong workforce across its three Manchester sites. Since its formation in 2002, Axion has ...

  • Axion Polymers: ‘Success - we’d do Interplas every year!’

    Axion Polymers: ‘Success - we’d do Interplas every year!’

    Plastics recycler Axion Polymers has declared its attendance at Interplas 2017 a ‘great success’, having collected more than 100 leads, including two firm invitations to quote from potential plastic clients, over the show’s ...

  • Recofloor vinyl flooring recyclers win Red Letter Days prizes

    Recofloor vinyl flooring recyclers win Red Letter Days prizes

    Recofloor has named the three winners of its annual Summer Promotion, which was held throughout August to encourage more flooring companies to recycle their waste vinyl flooring through Altro and Polyflor’s scheme. The draw was streamed live ...