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  • Axion’s research reveals ‘good’ potential for automatic sorting of waste plastic food contact packaging

    Automatic sorting systems designed to boost the recycled content of plastic food packaging could be available within a few years, claims resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting. Following its technical research undertaken for WRAP, Axion says major breakthroughs in sorting technologies could increase the recycling of an estimated 180,000 tonnes of waste polypropylene (PP) pots, tubs and ...


    By Axion Group

  • Axion: Laying down markers for plastic packaging recycling

    New developments in marker technologies for sorting plastic packaging should not be viewed as ‘the answer’ to increasing recycling rates, however they could be valuable in other ways leading to higher quality and value in recycling, suggests Axion Consulting. While methods to detect different polymer types, such as fluorescent pigments and digital watermarks, offer exciting potential ...

  • Business diversification for recycling firm keen to tackle plastic waste

    Riverdale Paper has invested in a new UNTHA QR shredder to support the company’s business diversification. The Gateshead firm quickly established itself as the North East’s leading paper recycler. But contracts with some of the UK’s largest commercial organisations in retail, financial services and public arenas, has seen demand for Riverdale’s ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • More Greek municipalities explore Chania’s advanced waste-management template

    The DEDISA waste-processing center serves a population of 155,000 inhabitants, which represents around 25 per cent of the island’s total population. Furthermore, the Chania prefecture also provides another 88,000 beds for tourists, and most of the region’s municipalities fall within the DEDISA plant’s catchment area. The seasonal fluctuation of its population as well as broad ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Safeplay Systems Receives 2009 Evergreen Award From U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

    The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) recently presented a 2009 Evergreen Award to Safeplay Systems (www.safeplaysystems.com), the company that manufactures EcoPlay Playgrounds, designed for commercial use. EcoPlay® is manufactured from post-consumer, recycled HDPE plastic (milk jugs). An average EcoPlay Playground play structure keeps approximately 30,000 milk jugs out of local ...


  • 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

  • Plastics recycling: overcoming barriers and creating new opportunities

    The production of plastics is increasing, but our use of the material is not sustainable. A recent study provides an overview of challenges and opportunities for recycling plastics and suggests that it could be possible to stop the majority of plastic waste reaching landfill over the next few decades. Around 4 per cent of petroleum is used directly in the manufacture of plastics each year. A ...

  • TOMRA Sorting chosen by Monoworld Recycling as technology partner for groundbreaking new plastics recycling facility

    Global sensor-based sorting specialist, TOMRA Sorting, has been chosen by Monoworld Recycling Ltd (MRL) as the technology partner for a new £9 million state-of-the-art plastics recycling facility (PRF) in Rushden, Northamptonshire.  Monoworld Rushden is the UK’s first mixed plastics to extrusion HDPE and PP recycling plant. The company also operates a film and metal sorting plant ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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 ...

  • New Plastic PMD System at IMOG, Belgium

    IMOG is an intermunicipal public sanitary authority in South West Flanders. IMOG ensures the integrated waste management for 11 municipalities with well over 230,000 inhabitants. At IMOG’s PMD sorting facility more than 4,000 tonnes/year of separately collected mixed light packaging material (PMD) and PP material are processed. Situation: ...

  • 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 ...

  • More plastics recycling a key focus in 2012, predicts UK-based Axion Consulting

    Increasing UK plastics recycling tonnages will be a key focus for 2012 as the sector continues to extend pioneering work done on PET and HDPE bottles recycling, predicts Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Consulting, one of the UK’s leading resource and recovery specialists. With UK plastic bottle recycling rates nudging 50% for drink and dairy bottles, Keith believes that further investment ...


    By Axion Group

  • Expert input to BIR Plastics Committee meeting

    United States: A wealth of international experience and expertise will be available to the BIR world recycling organisation's Plastics Committee meeting taking place in the US city of Miami on June 4.The debate will cover challenges and opportunities in plastics recycling worldwide, with a specific focus on the US market. In addition, an assessment of current and future market trends will include ...


    By Recycling International

  • Greenstar WES - Simply the best, again

    Innovative plastics recycling company Greenstar WES scooped yet another top title at a prestigious industry awards ceremony held in London this week.The Redcar-based business, part of the Greenstar UK group, won the Recycled Packaging of the Year category of the 2009 National Recycling Awards (NRAs). Company founder and MD James Donaldson said the win was ‘another great honour for a young ...


  • Ecopark 4 trusts TOMRA AUTOSORT for the Efficient Automation of its Separation Processes

    Ecopark 4, located in Hostalets de Pierola (Barcelona), is a mechanical-biological treatment (MBT) plant with a treatment capacity of up to 300,000 tons a year of municipal waste. Ecopark 4, managed by Ferrovial Servicios, is one of the waste treatment and management plants in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, a supra-municipal public authority competent in the urban waste management of the 36 ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • TOMRA Sorting Recycling will feature AUTOSORT FLAKE’s enhanced flexibility at K-Show 2016

    TOMRA Sorting is ready to attend K 2016: The World’s No. I Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber! where it will demonstrate the AUTOSORT FLAKE’s newly enhanced next-generation sensor technology. Attended by the world’s broadest spectrum of international trade visitors and decision-makers, this major exhibition is one of the industry’s largest events and takes place in ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Modernizing the Plastics Resin Identification Code

    A revised ASTM International standard on the Resin Identification Code, which details the labeling system for post-consumer plastics, is designed to provide for a more effective use of the system. Stakeholders across the recycling industry will gain a valuable assist from a newly revised ASTM International standard that helps manage the end of life of plastic materials. That assist comes ...


    By ASTM International

  • Axion Polymers introduces new recycled polymer grades

    Axion Polymers has introduced new polymer grades of ABS, polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), recycled from end-of-life automotive and WEEE resources, following further investment in its plastics refinery plant to increase extrusion capacity and improve melt filtration technology. The Salford-based recycling specialist is one of a few companies in the UK to offer post-consumer recycled ABS ...


    By Axion Group

  • US Recycled Plastics Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: US Recycled Plastics Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01050292/US-Recycled-Plastics-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Plastic US demand to rise ...


    By ReportLinker

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