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  • 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 ...

  • TITECH Technology first choice to sort PET flake at ECO Plastics

    TITECH technology is once again the sorting system of choice for ECO Plastics Ltd. Five TITECH autosort Flake systems will be incorporated into a new facility as part of ECO Plastics’ £15 million expansion to supply the firm’s recently announced joint venture with Coca Cola. ECO Plastics‘ expansion will increase the amount of food grade recycled PET produced at the plant ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Buenos Aires bottling company CABELMA is first to introduce innovative PET waste sorting system in South America

    Buenos Aires-based bottling and plastic container manufacturer CABELMA will be the first company in South America to benefit from a world-class sensor-based PET waste sorting system when it is installed at its new $23.5m recycling plant currently being constructed on the outskirts of its home city. Manufactured by TITECH Germany, the PET waste sorting system will enable Cabelma to recover ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Viridor wins Lincolnshire sorting contract

    Viridor has won a three-year contract with Lincolnshire County Council to transport and sort mixed recyclables in a bid to increase recycling levels. Serving the districts of West Lindsey and City of Lincoln, Viridor will sort and market 19,000 tonnes of material at its materials recycling facility in Crayford, Kent. The contract, running to March 2013, will have a two-year extension option. ...

  • 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 (TITECH)

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Tomra Sorting Highlights Commercial Opportunities in Polymer Recycling

    TOMRA Sorting Recycling will be exhibiting at Arabplast - the largest plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industry trade show in MENA region. Experts from TOMRA Sorting Recycling will highlight the very latest innovations in sensor-based sorting technology, with a strong focus on polymer recycling including PET bottle sorting and PET flake sorting at Arabplast (10 - 13 January 2015, Dubai ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • 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 ...


  • TOMRA Sorting Recycling launches revolutionary AUTOSORT FLAKE

    TOMRA Sorting Recycling revealed their new AUTOSORT FLAKE featuring simultaneous triple-sorting capability under www.upgrade-your-flake.com on 7 December 2015. The product launch was originally planned to take place at the Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) in Brussels, on 25 & 26 November 2015 and was transformed into a digital campaign ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Plastic identification codes for recycling

    All over the world, many types of plastic is commonly used. Plastic has been given a numbering category or identification code for the different types so it can be sorted accordingly. Each type of plastic melts at a different temperature and displays different properties. The identification system divides plastic into seven distinct types and uses a number code generally found on the bottom of ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • 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

  • Plastics Recyclers Europe Developing Guidelines for Recycling Pet Plastic Trays

    Guidelines are to be developed by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) with the aim of making it easier to recycle PET plastic trays. While the use of PET trays has grown to 700,000 tonnes per year in the EU, PRE states that “none of the current recycling streams want to have PET trays in their incoming waste”. This is because the trays have a different composition to bottles and so are ...


  • Take Another Look at Recycled Plastics!

    Have you ever wondered what happens to the plastic bottles you throw in the recycling bin or the plastic bags and wraps you bring back to the grocery store? Though recycled plastics might be out-of-mind once the raw material leaves your hand, they are far from out-of-sight. Chances are, these valuable materials have already made their way back into your home or your car - you might even be ...


  • Coca-Cola hellenic contributes to increased PET bottle collection rates in Europe

    The amount of PET plastic bottles collected for recycling across Europe last year rose by more than six per cent to reach almost 1.5 million tonnes, according to a report commissioned by two industry bodies. European PET container body Petcore and plastics recycling association EuPR said European post-sorting PET collection increased to 1.45 million tonnes in 2010, an increase of 6.5 per cent ...

  • Plastic recycling firm receive £450,000 top-up

    The Welsh Assembly Government has awarded £450,000 to recycling firm Plastic Sorting, topping up the £850,000 it received in 2007 to develop a plastic bottle sorting facility. The new sum will buy hot-wash equipment enabling plastic bottles to be flaked and washed to remove any residues and adhesive labels. Once the plastic has been through this process it will be almost indistinguishable from ...

  • AWS signs additional plastics recycling deal with WRG

    AWS Eco Plastics has secured a deal to collect and recycle plastic bottles from two Waste Recycling Group sites. The new contract to collect baled plastic bottles from the Luton and Carnaby sites follows the current collection and recycling agreement between AWS and WRG’s Wrexham facility. AWS will recycle the bottles at its plant in Lincolnshire, which sorts the materials by colour and polymer. ...

  • 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

  • AWS Eco Plastics plant rebuild underway

    Rebuilding has begun at a plastic bottle sorting facility in Lincolnshire which was destroyed by fire last August. The re-built AWS Eco Plastics plant at Helmswell Cliff will be 9000 square metres, around twice the size of the original, which allows for future capacity expansions. After last year’s fire, the new building will be split into three distinct fire zones, each with its own fire ...

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