plastic recycling News

  • Plastic Recycling

    Only 2.5 % of all municipal waste is selectively collected in Poland. Plastic waste comprises around 14 % of all Polish domestic waste, most of it PET. However, only 6% of it is recycled, while in Europe the figure is 45%! PET processing is done by three companies in Poland: Elana PET - part of the capital group Boryszew (produces 120,000 tons of bottles per year), Polowat (18,000 tons per year) ...

  • Big Push to Recycle Plastic

    Cold extrusion is playing an ever greater part in recycling of waste plastic, and the Department for Business and Enterprise is sponsoring research into development of the machinery necessary for such work. Engineers at Bradford University have built a pilot plant and are running a series of trials with different processes, feed plastics, additives, and final products. Leader of the project, Dr ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • 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

  • Plastic recycling: future potential

    At the conference on the future of plastic recycling, 2009, which was held in Krefeld at the beginning of September, Herbert Snell, vice-president of the Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials (BVSE), said that the economic crisis had affected the sector, but there is no reason to make a drama out of it. The crisis will not kill off plastic recycling, but provide new opportunities. Snell ...

  • Plastics Recycling? There`s an App for That

    A new app hopes to create an obsession out of tossing plastic packaging into virtual – and real world – recycling bins.   To encourage more plastics recycling, Plastics Make it Possible®, an initiative sponsored by the ...


    By Plastics Make it Possible

  • Two new small balers for easy waste compaction

    We have redesigned our B3 and revived our B4. Two small balers for recycling in Small Format Retail Stores and in hotels and restaurants. The balers offer you a lot of advantages and their small sizes make them easy to install even in tight spaces. 1. Low overall height Less than 2 meters (1885 mm) ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • 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 ...


  • Is Data the Key to Profitable Plastics Recycling?

    Pamela Gordon blogs over at EBN Product designers are finding exponentially more applications for plastic materials – replacing easier-to-recycle metals (as well as glass and plant fiber). Yet few have learned how to design products as circular economy solutions, in which parts and materials are purposefully selected for efficient post-customer collection and leveraged for ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Plastic recyclers dispute company name

    A dispute has broken out between two plastic recycling companies over the registration of a company name. Eurokey Recycling Ltd was formed in 1995 and since 2000 has been operating as a successful plastic recycler. During a routine credit check by one of its suppliers, a company was discovered registered as Eurokey Plastics Recycling. This company ...

  • In with recycled plastic bricks, out with cement

    Recycling has been around for ages, but it wasn't until the 1970s that drop-off recycling centres emerged, and the late 1980s that doorstep collection began. While the existing recycling process is crucial to dealing with the growing amount of waste we produce, researchers are looking for alternative solutions. A group from Spain, Latvia and Lithuania says it is now ready to launch a green ...

  • How to Make Money in Plastics Recycling

    The device on which you are reading this blog (or on which you printed it) likely contains plastic, in addition to some precious and non-precious metals. When that device reaches the end of its life, you have two types of options, as I learned from the Circular Economy Executive Education ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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 ...


  • Railways trial recycled plastic sleepers

    A trial to use recycled plastic sleepers on UK rail networks could lead the way for a national roll out as Network Rail prepares to replace timber sleepers. The trial, due to start this summer, will use recycled plastic versions made from remoulded granulated plastics on rural lines for 18 to 24 months. Network Rail director of engineering Jerry England said: “This is an important scheme for ...

  • New mixed plastics recycling on trial in Bristol

    A new doorstep collection trial for mixed plastics which aims to collect as much as 774 tonnes in a year has started in Bristol. The trial scheme is being run by Bristol City Council in conjunction with its waste contractor SITA, and will initially target around 17,500 homes across the city. Residents have been provided with a specially designed waterproof sack for them to put the plastics in, ...

  • Finland: Towards comprehensive recycling of reinforced plastic

    Untitled Document New applications for fibre-reinforced plastic waste are being developed by a recycling project in Finland. The Kierrä Project both determines the origin of ...

  • 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

  • APR Announces First Annual Plastics Recycling Showcase

    A recently announced program recognizing innovations in product design and technology promoting plastics recycling is accepting nominations through October 31st. The APR Plastics Recycling Showcase, developed by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), will focus on recently commercialized innovations developed by APR members that have a positive impact on the ability of a ...

  • 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 ...

  • Axion Polymers closing the Chinese plastic recycling loop

    Axion Polymers is blazing a trail for greater recycled content in plastic goods destined for European and Chinese markets by developing exports of fully and part-processed polymers to manufacturers and OEMs in China who can then demonstrate low-carbon credentials. The Salford-based plastics recycler was named a Finalist in the recent UKTI’s North West China Rising Star Awards for ...

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