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  • Film Reclamation Group Continues Growth

    With the demand for film and flexible packaging expanding, efforts to recover and reclaim that material are becoming increasingly complex and critical. To meet the needs of the film reclamation industry, The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, the leading trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, recently appointed Sandi Childs, a long time ...

  • Concerns raised over packaging targets

    Packaging trade bodies have raised concerns over proposed Government packaging targets for 2020. In March, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs set new recovery and recycling targets for packaging waste for 2011-20 for obligated businesses. Businesses were set targets to recycle approximately 86% of paper by 2020, 69% of glass, 70% of aluminium, 75% of steel, 57% of plastic and ...

  • Pioneering project aims to recycle more flexible packaging

    Axion Consulting is leading an innovative collaborative project involving high-profile global brands aimed at significantly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging and diverting more of it from landfill. The two-year REFLEX project, funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, aims to create a circular economy for flexible packaging – from confectionery wrappers to ...

  • ‘Significant’ progress in REFLEX flexible packaging recyclability project

    Significant progress has been made in trialling and developing new designs aimed at greatly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging, according to resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting, which is leading a collaborative R&D project involving high-profile global brands. Axion is working with a number of partners on the REFLEX project; Amcor Ltd, Dow Chemical Company Ltd, ...

  • Pioneering Project Aims to Recycle More Flexible Packaging

    TOMRA Sorting Ltd is part of the REFLEX project, which aims to create a circular economy for flexible packaging by involving the whole supply chain, from polymer production and packaging manufacture to waste management and recycling. Axion Consulting is leading an innovative collaborative project involving high-profile global brands aimed at significantly improving the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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 ...

  • DepthAnalysis: Global Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Films Market 2012-2018

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report" Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Films Market By Application (Water Soluble Packaging & Polarizer) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2012 - 2018" to its huge collection of research reports. Buy a copy of this report:  ...


  • Cortec® Corporation Launches Biobased Film Products for Marine and Anaerobic Digestion Markets

    Cortec® Corporation, a leading bioplastics producer located in Minnesota, USA, is pleased to announce the launch and commercial availability of EcoOcean™. This new bioplastic offers a unique combination of environmental and performance benefits previously unattainable—flexibility and strength; commercial and low-temperature backyard ...


    By Cortec Corporation

  • Material sectors criticise Government`s unachievable packaging recycling targets

    Key figures across the recycled plastics, aluminium and wood industries have expressed their concerns over the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs proposed packaging recycling targets for 2020. Some sectors believe the Government’s targets are over-ambitious and need to be revised. They say more infrastructure and work on increasing the recovery rates of materials needs to be put ...

  • Demand for Green Packaging to Rise 6% Annually Through 2015

    MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new market intelligence report "World Green Packaging," to their collection of Packaging market research. For more information, visit ...


  • LGA survey: supermarkets not doing enough to make packaging easier to recycle

    Supermarkets Waitrose and Lidl have the least recyclable packaging in the UK, according to a new study by the Local Government Association. In its third survey, War on waste, the LGA said that while the total weight of supermarket food packaging had reduced in the past two years, almost 40 per cent still cannot be easily recycled.Waitrose had the third-lowest percentage of recyclable packaging ...

  • Post-consumer film recycling possible within four years, predicts Axion Consulting

    Closed-loop recycling of post-consumer and retail waste plastic films could become a full-scale commercial reality within four years, predicts Axion Consulting, following the outcome of successful feasibility trials. Refuse sacks, external hoardings, shelving and in-store displays are among various new products that could be made from waste supermarket plastics and either sold or used within ...

  • UK Government support essential to meet rigid plastic packaging recycling targets, says Axion Consulting

    Strong UK Government support is vital to help boost investor confidence in the waste-to resource sector and develop the infrastructure required to meet the revised 57% plastic packaging recycling target in the UK by 2017, according to resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting. Axion Director Keith Freegard asserts that careful monitoring and control of the ...

  • Industry Urges Consumers To Back Plastics Recycling

    Almost 9 out of 10 consumers (86%) have faith that the plastics they recycle are made into something new, according to a new waste industry survey. The TNS poll of 1,000 adults was conducted on behalf of M&S, Veolia Environmental Services, Closed Loop Recycling and RecycleBank. Chris Dow, Managing Director of Closed Loop Recycling, says: “Great Britain is a nation of Great Recyclers ...


    By Marks and Spencer Group plc

  • 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 ...

  • Janetville man named environmental hero

    KAWARTHA LAKES - The city's environmental hero of the year is a Janetville man who rushed to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last summer with his rapid oil containment (ROC) Barrier system. Glenn Murray was given the award at council's Tuesday meeting. "I feel awesome," he said on the lawn of City Hall before going in to officially collect his award. Inside, he added: "It makes me feel ...


    By Murrenhil Corporation

  • Study: Over Seventy Percent of Americans Can Recycle Plastic Bags and Wraps Locally

    A new study released today provides encouraging news about the state of plastics recycling in the U.S.: More than 91 percent of the U.S. population can recycle their plastic bags locally, and additionally, nearly 75 percent of people living in the U.S. can recycle other types of flexible plastic wraps in their own communities.  The study, which looked at flexible polyethylene film – a ...

  • Sonoco Recycling and Richland County Accepting Additional Materials

    Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), has invested $4 million in its Columbia, S.C., materials recovery facility (MRF), allowing the facility to accept additional types of materials. Because of this, Richland Countyresidents will now be able to recycle more of their household materials such as composite cans, ...


    By Sonoco Recycling

  • 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

  • Casepak celebrates grand opening of new UK recycling facility

    Casepak celebrated the official launch of its $33 million Materials RecoveryFacility (MRF) in Leicester, UK on January 16 with presentations and tours of the facility that features a custom-designed sorting system engineered, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS). Environment Minister Lord Taylor of Holbeach attended the event as guest of honor. “I’m delighted to ...


    By Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)

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