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  • Finance of £17.1m secured for plastics recycling plant

    A £17.1m funding package for a 80,000 tonnes capacity plastics recycling plant has been secured by a partnership of European Metals Recycling and MBA Polymers. The Royal Bank of Scotland provided the money for the joint venture, MBA Poymers UK, to support the purchase and development of the site in Worksop, Nottingham. Work on the plant has started with completion expected in early 2010. The ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Successful installation case of tire/plastic recycling pyrolysis plant

    Mr Victor and Mr Gauden from Macedonia visited us in 2011 and buy one set waste tire/plastic  recycling pyrolysis plant from us. With the annual profit around USD 1,000,100.00, they came again in 2012 and bought another one waste tire/plastic recycling pyrolysis plant from us. In 2014, They came the 3rd times and bought 2 more machines ...

  • 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. ...

  • Viridor Rochester Plastics Recycling Facility opened

    16 TITECH autosort 4 systems installed at Viridor´s state-of-the-art Plastics Recycling Facility. Leading recycling company Viridor officially opened its new state-of-the-art £12.5 million Plastics Recycling Facility (PRF), including 16 TITECH autosort 4 units, in ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • New research into recycling household plastics to be launched in Scotland

    New research from WRAP has found that recycling not just plastic bottles but other plastic packaging as well can be cost-effective and environmentally friendly. WRAP has just launched its first business plan for Scotland and, in this, proposes to review the outcomes of its mixed plastics research against Scotland’s circumstances. Delivery of the Scotland Business Plan will be led by WRAP’s new ...

  • Scotland launches £5 million plastic recycling fund

    Zero Waste Scotland is launching a £5 million capital grant scheme to develop plastics recycling infrastructure in the country. The scheme was launched on 26 February on behalf of the Scottish Government as part of its Zero Waste Scotland programme. The money will be awarded to facilities capable of sorting, recycling and ...

  • 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.

  • 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. ...

  • Eldan Recycling deliver cable recycling plant to Mexico

    Eldan Recycling A/S, Faaborg has sold a complete cable granulation and separation plant to Viakon Conductores Monterrey, Mexico. The system will turn mixed cables and wire into pure copper and plastic at approx. 1000 kg per production hour. Viakon Conductores Monterrey is the largest producer of electrical cables in Mexico. The company acquired their first Eldan cable recycling system 1984. After ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sorting plastics: a new device for the recycling industry

    There is a clear need to increase the amount of plastic that is recycled to conserve and recover resources and energy and to relieve pressure on landfill sites. However, recycling plastic waste is problematic as there are many types of plastics: each type has different physical and chemical properties. A recent study has assessed the effectiveness of a new separating technology which sorts ...

  • 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

  • Plans for plants that can turn waste plastic into fuel

    A new plant which turns mixed waste plastics into liquid synthetic fuels is now fully operational in Ireland, with the promise of more similar plants to come in the UK and throughout Europe. Cynar Recycling’s first plant in Portlaoise, Ireland can process up to 20 tonnes of waste plastics per day, producing up to 19,000 litres of fuel products at a conversion rate of 95%. The plant uses a ...

  • IBM makes biodegradable plastic from plants

    IBM researchers on Tuesday said they have discovered a way to make Earth-friendly plastic from plants that could replace petroleum-based products tough on the environment. The breakthrough promises biodegradable plastics made in a way that saves on energy, according to Chandrasekhar 'Spike' Narayan, a manager of science and technology at IBM's Almaden Research Center in Northern California. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Plants will be a `green` source of plastics, predict scientists

    Scientists will be able to mass produce plant-based biodegradable plastic that completely degrade in landfill, new research suggests. Plants have been used to produce plastics for some time, with plastics made from plant starches and soy protein. However, scientists have recently genetically modified a plant, Arabidoposis thaliana, so that it produces an organic plastic that is similar to ...

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