plastic recycling market News

  • Feature on `Driving the UK market for Recycled plastics`

    Expert views on the latest manifesto launched by the British Federation Recycling Group In August, the British Plastic Federation Recycling Group (BPFRG) launched its latest Manifesto, setting out proposals to reform the PRN/PERN system for plastics, increase the use of recycled plastics in UK manufacturing and encourage investment in recycling infrastructure and innovation. Here, three industry ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • REY invests £55k in plastic recycling firm

    Not-for-profit business Resource Efficiency Yorkshire has invested £55,000 in a Sheffield-based plastics recycler Reclaim, to help transform it into the “UK’s largest social enterprise in the plastics recycling sector”. REY’s investment is part of a package of support that will help Yorkshire and Humber to cut landfill tax, reduce greenhouse emissions and boost employment opportunities. Reclaim ...

  • Weak pound boosts plastics recycling business

    Plastic recyclers in the UK are potentially in a position to buck the UK economic downturn. Concerns about the state of the economy were heightened by a British Chamber of Commerce report published today. The BCC revealed “a frightening deterioration in the UK economic situation”. But the experience of plastics recycler Axion is that a weak pound, influenced by the downturn, makes its products ...

  • Global Plastic Production Rises, Recycling Lags

    For more than 50 years, global production of plastic has continued to rise. Some 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 percent increase over 2012. Recovery and recycling, however, remain insufficient, and millions of tons of plastics end up in landfills and oceans each year, writes Gaelle Gourmelon, Communications and Marketing Manager at the Worldwatch Institute, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Water bottle boost for UK’s recycled pet market

    The UK’s recovered bottle market received a vote of confidence as a major bottled water company announced plans to buy more recycled PET from a UK reprocessor. French mineral water company Danone, producer of Evian and Volvic, said it will buy 12,000 tonnes of recycled PET from Greenstar by 2011. This year, Danone will buy 5,000 tonnes of plastic, which will be made into new bottles at its ...

  • WRAP offers advice to survive recycling market downturn

    An advice forum to help local authorities manage lower prices and weaker demand for recyclable materials has been launched. The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) will offer advice based on research into price movements and supply and demand across the industry. With this insight WRAP aims to act as a unique information broker between local authorities with specific issues, and share ...

  • Gamma Meccanica bullish on US recycling equipment market

    Gamma Meccanica North America plans to add a dedicated lab line to do test work for plastic recyclers in the U.S., by the end of the year, and its future plans including manufacturing pelletizers and control panels in the U.S. “We had a record year last year and we are exceeding our sales targets this year for recycling equipment," said Heath Sellers, president and general manager of both ...

  • ESA rejects claims of recycling market`s collapse

    Newspaper reports of the recycling industry’s demise have been widely exaggerated, according to trade body the Environmental Services Association. ESA chief executive Dirk Hazell was optimistic about the industry’s future as he rejected the findings of many national press stories in the past week that markets for recyclates had collapsed. He called the recycling industry “a modern British success ...

  • 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. ...

  • Public urged to continue recycling as market prices stabilise

    The Environment Agency, Local Government Association (LGA) and Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) today urged the public to continue recycling during the festive season, with evidence that prices for materials have stabilised. While the downturn in demand began in October, industry surveys conducted this week by WRAP and the LGA, along with Environment Agency figures on applications to ...

  • SSI Will Exhiibit At The Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference In Chicago

    SSI will be exhibiting at the Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference, Oct. 19-21 at the Marriott Downtown - Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL. We invite you to stop by booth #25 and say hi to the SSI team.   Originally introduced as The Paper Recycling Conference in 2000, this event has grown to become the premier meeting place for recycling professionals. The event's delegate ...


    By SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.

  • 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 ...


    By Axion Group

  • Updated APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability Unveiled

    Increasing supply and enhancing the quality of the plastics recycling stream are two primary goals of an updated resource guide unveiled this week by the leading technical authority on plastics recycling. The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the international trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry, presented the new and improved ...

  • California Regulators to Address APR and Plastics Recycling Industry

    Top Environmental Regulators from CalRecycle, California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, will discuss possible future changes in the regulatory climate impacting plastics recycling in California at The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) Spring Meeting in Sacramento, California next week.  APR, the leading international trade association representing the plastics ...

  • 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 ...


    By Axion Group

  • Why designers should think ‘circular’ with recycled plastics

    Enhanced brand values, lower manufacturing costs and consistency of quality and supply are among the key reasons why product designers should ‘think circular’ and use recycled plastics in new goods, suggests a leading plastics recycler. “But alongside the environmental benefits of using recycled content versus oil-based virgin polymers, designers should consider consumers’ ...


    By Axion Group

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