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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Film producer installs Plastics Recycling System

    The Engineered Films Division of Raven Industries, Sioux Falls, S.D., has installed a new reclaim production line designed to capture and recycle excess polymer material from its internal manufacturing processes. The reclaim line is capable of producing up to 15 million pounds of reprocessed resin pellets per year. The Raven Engineered Films Division makes “high-performance plastic films ...


  • Axion Polymers’ plastics recycling process impresses MP

    Innovative and complex processes used to extract plastics from end-of-life vehicles impressed a local MP during a tour of Axion Polymers’ Salford recycling plant in March. Rebecca Long Bailey, MP for Salford and Eccles and Shadow Treasury Minister met production staff and was shown around the site by Axion Director Roger Morton and Commercial Operations Manager Steve Bell. ...

  • Axion gives recycled plastics a `caffeine` kick

    Tables and chairs made with waste coffee take the cappuccino experience to a whole new level thanks to a unique coffee-aroma polymer developed by Axion Polymers for Re-worked, a London-based industrial design and product development enterprise. Axion blended mixed WEEE and post-consumer retail waste plastics with spent coffee grounds collected from the capital’s offices, cafes and factories to ...

  • 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 ...

  • British plastics recyclers lead the way at IdentiPlast 2013

    A clothing-store mannequin and an award-winning recyclables bin, both made from UK-sourced household plastic packaging waste, served to highlight progress made by British firms in recycling challenging materials at an international conference on plastic waste recovery. Containing 50% recycled post-consumer flexible films, the plastic male torso was produced ...

  • Welsh Environment minister announces consultation on plastic bag levy

    A second consultation on a proposed a levy for plastic bags will be launched by Welsh environment minister Jane Davidson today. Under the plans, a mandatory 7p charge for single-use carrier bags could come into force in spring 2011 to encourage Welsh shoppers to use reusable bags. The consultation will encourage public responses to the levy, plans for exemptions for certain types ...

  • Register Now for Next Week`s APR Plastics Recycling Web Seminar

    Due to an ever growing demand for material by plastic reclaimers, APR continues to support the "Caps On" message. Historically, the perception has been that the best way to recycle a plastic bottle is with the cap off. Today, with growing markets for HDPE and PP, coupled with improved recycling technology, plastic recyclers support keeping the cap on for reclamation. Many communities have already ...

  • Axion Polymers cuts energy usage at its UK plastics recycling plant

    As part of its drive to improve energy efficiency and reduce its carbon impact, UK-based Axion Polymers has signed up to a ‘Demand Response’ system that cuts its factory energy usage at times of peak demand. The Salford-based company is believed to be one of the first plastics recyclers in the UK to take part in the power-saving initiative, which is administered by Enernoc for the ...

  • Axion Polymers' recycled fridge plastic makes 'cool' pencils

    Axion Polymers’ high-grade recycled polystyrene made from waste fridge plastic is being turned into millions of new sustainable pencils in the plastic recycler’s latest ‘cool’ product application. Global stationery product manufacturer BIC is using Axpoly PS01, sourced from post-consumer fridge plastic, in its new Ecolutions range of ...

  • Vikoz Makes Plastic Recycling Easy by Purchasing Scrap Plastic Anywhere in the U.S. or Canada

    Vikoz Enterprises is now purchasing plastic scrap for recycling anywhere in the United States and Canada. In a day and age when plastic products are found in nearly everything we use on a daily basis, the disposal of discarded plastic materials and plastic scrap has become a major environmental concern, and in today’s “green” society the proper recycling of ...


    By Vikoz Enterprises Inc.

  • Communication with householders is ‘missing piece of the recycling jigsaw’, claims Axion Consulting

    Recycling rates in England are stalling because around half of all householders fail to recycle properly due to confusion and misunderstanding over what goes in which bin, claims Axion Consulting. Spending more on communicating with them could generate significant behaviour change and lead to improvement in the quality and quantity of ...

  • Plastics Composting at Home

    As landfills continue to expand, many consumers continue to look for ways to recycle. A proposed new ASTM International standard, WK35342, Specification for Home Composting of Biodegradable Plastics, will educate consumers on the process of home composting these materials. The proposed standard will illustrate great potential ...


    By ASTM International

  • Mining the sea of plastic

    Earlier this month, two ships sailed from California to study a large patch of the Pacific Ocean, known as the 'plastic vortex,' where maritime currents are causing plastic litter to congregate. Scientists aboard will try to determine how much plastic is in the vortex and its impact on marine life. They will also consider whether it can be recovered. One of the ships is a sailboat named Kaisei; ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • Landfill bans consultation launched by Defra

    The Government has launched a consultation on the prospect of introducing landfill restrictions or bans on nine waste streams including paper and card, textiles, metals, wood, food, glass and plastics. Waste electrical and electronic equipment and garden waste are also included in the options. The consultation was published jointly by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the ...

  • Discussions on plastic waste is welcomed by the Waste to Energy industry

    A consultation on how to reduce the impact of plastic waste on the environment has been launched after the European Commission published a Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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

  • Scheme to halve plastics going to landfill launched

    This follows a survey that found only half of councillors were confident councils could meet the Government’s waste strategy. Unveiled in of front MPs and council leaders at Westminster, the Plastics 2020 Challenge focuses on reducing, reusing, recycling and recovering plastic. Calum Forsyth from the Plastics 2020 Challenge said: “There are plastics ...

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