bottle recycling News

  • A Behind-The-Scenes-Look at Plastic Bottle Recycling

    In North America, water bottles account for more than 2 million tons of waste each year. Recycling (polyethylene terephthalate) PET plastics – a popular plastic for food and non-food products – can help improve the recycling value chain by allowing things like plastic bottles be recycled back into other plastic containers. To help facilitate the recycling of PET, Avery Dennison ...


    By Avery Dennison Corporation

  • America recycles day - Beyond bottles to buildings

    America Recycles Day is November 15, 2009. Recycling is a way that every American can help to protect the environment and conserve natural resources. By recycling at home and at work, you can help to reduce carbon emissions associated with extracting natural resources, manufacturing new products and waste disposal. While what we traditionally think of as recycling - cans, bottles, paper - are ...

  • Water bottle boost for UK’s recycled pet market

    The UK’s recovered bottle market received a vote of confidence as a major bottled water company announced plans to buy more recycled PET from a UK reprocessor. French mineral water company Danone, producer of Evian and Volvic, said it will buy 12,000 tonnes of recycled PET from Greenstar by 2011. This year, Danone will buy 5,000 tonnes of plastic, which will be made into new bottles at its ...

  • Returnable bottles losing ground

    Consumers are increasingly choosing single-use packaging. Already, 65% of bottles containing mineral water and fizzy drinks are dumped in landfills after use. Ten years ago, the figure was only 12%. Many experts believe this is due to the deposit charge on bottles, which was supposed to encourage the re-use of packaging, but a year after its introduction is seen to be a failure. Businesses and ...

  • The First Domestic High Technology PET Bottle Recycling Line

    Zhejiang Haili Holding Group signed the contract with us for TL-3000 PET bottle recycling line on July 5th 2010.So far, Haili Group extends the business scope with our company from material to equipment field and begins to develop a complete cooperation. Zhejiang Haili Holding Group was established in 1992, is a modern enterprise with seven holding subsidiaries, involved in manufacturing, IT ...


    By Zhejiang Boretech Co., Ltd.

  • Unique FDA Approved Plastic Bottle Recycling System to be Installed in Vietnam

    Bepex International, a world leader in process development and process equipment for the food, chemical, mineral, and polymer industries, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Vietnam-based Thanh Tai Gas Company to custom design, fabricate and deliver the first system to South East Asia in its new line of ...


    By Bepex International LLC

  • Robust PANTHER granulator from Pallmann for efficient PET bottle recycling

    Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, which is based in Zweibrücken, has extended its range of robust PANTHER recycling granulators, by adding a granulator that has been specially designed for recycling reusable materials from PET bottles. From lemonade to coke, beer and mineral water - more and more drinks are sold in PET bottles. Every year, about 460 billion PET bottles are ...

  • Plastic bottle recycling in U.S. tops 3 billion pounds for first time

    Plastic bottle recycling grew 97 million pounds in 2014, increasing 3.3 percent, to top 3 billion pounds for the year, according to figures released jointly today by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The recycling rate for plastic bottles climbed 1.0 percent to 31.8 percent for the year. The 25th annual National Post-Consumer Plastics Bottle ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Coca-Cola to Recycle or Reuse All Its U.S. Plastic Bottles

    ATLANTA, Georgia, September 6, 2007 (ENS) - The world's largest beverage company, Coca-Cola, is planning to invest more than $60 million to build the world's largest plastic-bottle-to-bottle recycling plant and support recycling in the United States, the company said Wednesday. These investments are part of the company's goal to recycle or reuse 100 percent of the company's ...

  • UK initiative to boost plastic milk bottle recycling launched

    Research and development work into boosting the recyclability of plastic milk bottles is to be launched by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). It is inviting tenders to develop a cost-effective label, ink and adhesive system for use on HDPE milk bottles that will not contaminate the plastic during recycling, with the aim of encouraging its greater use in new bottle manufacture. WRAP’s ...

  • IBWA’s New Video Tours PET Plastic Bottle Recycling Facility

    The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)’s consumer website www.bottledwatermatters.com has released a new YouTube video, “Recycling Empty Plastic Bottles,” that gives consumers a good look at how a PET recycling facility converts more than two billion PET plastic ...

  • Paper bottle to solve the plastic problem

    A new biodegradable paper bottle could end the use of plastic bottles as packaging. The GreenBottle is 90.7 per cent made from recycled paper, which is usually ex-office waste and its carbon footprint is 48 per cent lower than the commonly-used plastic HDPE equivalent. Currently being sold as milk bottle packaging in ASDA stores in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and ...

  • Building a well one bottle at a time

    Do we really need another recyclable water bottle? If the answer comes in a contemporary, stainless steel water bottle made by Isabella Water then the answer is yes. Isabella Water is doing more than just providing you with an eco-friendly alternative to filling up landfills with plastic bottles; they are also using part of the money you spend on the ...

  • Plastic bottle collection hits 39 per cent

    Almost 40 per cent of plastic bottles were collected for recycling in the UK in 2008, increasing tonnages by 19 per cent on the previous year. In its annual survey, plastic recycling charity Recoup found that 216,067 tonnes of plastics packaging were collected for recycling out of an estimated 557,000 tonnes entering the household waste stream, equalling a 39 per cent recycling rate. Plastic ...

  • MP slams white milk bottle processors

    The Chair of the all party Sustainable Resource Group has slammed milk bottle processers that use white plastic which cannot be recycled into new white milk bottles. MP Alan Whitehead believes that milk processors should all use clear HDPE bottles to package their milk, in order to increase closed loop milk bottle recycling levels. Whitehead said: “As I understand it, there is a tolerance level ...

  • Industry calls on plastic bottle exports to be reviewed

    Leading industry figures have called for restrictions to be put on exporting plastic bottles to the Far East, saying the European shortage is “getting critical” for some facilities. European Plastics Recyclers (EuPR) believe the recycling of PET bottles is “too tight” and that due to exchange rates, a longer winter, the bottles’ weight reduction and the increased ...

  • Germany exempts 75% bioplastic bottles from deposit

    The European Bioplastics industry representation welcomes the regulation concerning bioplastic drink bottles established in the 5th Amendment of the German Packaging Directive. The amendment was passed on 4 April 2008. The regulation for bioplastic bottles will come into effect on 1 January 2009. These bottles ' produced from at least 75 percent renewable resources' will be exempted from the ...


    By European Bioplastics

  • New York collects $120M in unclaimed bottle deposits

    October 31st marks the one-year anniversary of the expansion of New York’s beverage container deposit law, known as the “Bottle Bill,” to include bottled water.  While it is too early to measure the full benefits of the new law, state and national recycling advocates are hailing the first year as a success.  “Consumers have adjusted easily to the expanded bottle ...

  • Central Basin Gets Greener With New Bottled Water

    Central Basin Municipal Water District has improved its popular bottled water donation program by switching to bottles that are made from 100% recycled materials. The purified bottled water, which is produced locally in the City of Commerce, will be donated to cities and non-profit groups for community events. Since the 1990s, Central Basin's bottled water program has ...

  • Cornish Bars Help Turn Used Bottles Into Glasses

    Untitled Document Selected bars in Cornwall are participating in an exciting new recycling idea. In these bars the staff carefully collect, sort and place used beer and wine ...


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