plastic recycling sector News

  • 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 ...


  • 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 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 ...

  • Noise measurement in the refuse and recycling sector – the shattering reality!

    The ability for a local authority to provide an efficient and effective refuse and recycling service is pivotal for both residents and the upkeep of the surrounding environment.  However with the increased noise levels that new recycling initiatives generate it is imperative that the welfare of operatives working in this sector is looked after rigorously.  David Wilford of No Going Back ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Motor sector collaboration will drive growth, says recycler

    Greater collaboration between motor vehicle manufacturers and end-of-life vehicle (ELV) recyclers is essential to maximising future opportunities for technology, jobs and sustainability in both sectors, claims a leading UK-based plastics recycler. Welcoming the European ELV Directive’s 2015 target to recycle or recover 95% ...

  • Axion signs up to plastics sector health and safety pledge

    UK-based plastics recycling specialist Axion Recycling Ltd is among the first companies to sign up to a new industry-led initiative - SIMPL (Safety in Manufacturing Plastics) - formed to improve health and safety in the sector. Supported by the Health and Safety Executive, the SIMPL initiative joins all parts of the industry, from polymer producers to trade organisations and unions, in an effort ...

  • Plastics Recycling Expo welcomes UNTHA UK

    In June 2014, the Telford International Centre will open its doors to the Plastics Recycling Expo, the only dedicated plastic recycling exhibition and conference in Europe. Designed to stimulate debate, knowledge transfer and networking in the plastics recycling sector, this two day event will welcome industry professionals from across the country. And as a plastic shredding specialist with a ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Dow makes energy from recycled plastic

    The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that it has successfully demonstrated the use of recycled plastic to generate energy. The successful pilot test measured how plastic that has been reused and recycled to the full extent possible can be used as fuel for an ultimate end-of-life option instead of going to a landfill for disposal. The pilot ...

  • Material sectors criticise Government`s unachievable packaging recycling targets

    Key figures across the recycled plastics, aluminium and wood industries have expressed their concerns over the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs proposed packaging recycling targets for 2020. Some sectors believe the Government’s targets are over-ambitious and need to be revised. They say more infrastructure and work on increasing the recovery rates of materials needs to be put ...

  • Electronics & Cars Recycling conference will bring two key recycling sectors together in Asia

    The 2017 edition of Asia’s premier conference covering electronics and cars recycling will take place from November 14 – 17, 2017 in exciting Macau. This conference represents the most international gathering of its kind in the fields of electronics and cars collection, recycling, reuse and remanufacturing. The recycling of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) and obsolete electronics, ...


    By ICM AG

  • Huge investor interest in the waste sector

    Venture capital experts in the waste industry have hit back at suggestions that Britain is struggling to produce commercially viable green companies. Published in the Sunday Times on 25 April, an article said venture capital investors believed that “a dependence on government funding and a lack of management talent in ‘clean tech’ businesses render many of them unworthy of investment”. WHEB ...

  • UK initiative to boost plastic milk bottle recycling launched

    Research and development work into boosting the recyclability of plastic milk bottles is to be launched by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). It is inviting tenders to develop a cost-effective label, ink and adhesive system for use on HDPE milk bottles that will not contaminate the plastic during recycling, with the aim of encouraging its greater use in new bottle manufacture. WRAP’s ...

  • UK Plastics Manufacturer Steps Up To the Global Recycling Challenge

    Leafield Environmental is attracting lots of interest from overseas markets on the back of strong demand worldwide for good quality recycling and litter products. MD Phil Maddox said: “New recycling legislations in the UK and abroad is driving the demand for good quality, robust plastic bins globally.” The company manufactures using rotational moulding ...

  • Aylesford newprint`s chris white to take up plastics recycling role

    Aylesford Newsprint's commercial manager Chris White is leaving the paper recycling industry for the plastics recycling sector. After 41 years at Aylesford Newsprint, the well-respected paper expert has accepted an offer to be managing director at a PET recycling firm. Although White was unable to disclose which firm he will be working at, he revealed that it is due to open a 20,000 tonne a year ...

  • New plastics quality protocol

    The recovery of non-packaging plastic for manufacturers in England and Wales has been made easier by a new Quality Protocol. Published by the Waste Protocols Project, which is a collaborative effort between the Waste & Resources Action Programme and the Environment Agency, the Quality Protocol will mean plastics like toys and garden furniture will be easier for manufacturers to incorporate ...

  • LA’s BEST Students Celebrate Drinking Water and Recycling Plastics in Conjunction with America Recycles Day

    Today more than 25,000 students enrolled in the LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program celebrated the successful completion of the second “Go H2O! Challenge.” The Challenge was created through a partnership between the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and LA’s BEST to educate children about the importance of ...

  • Welsh distributors React Environmental teams up with recycling specialists PEL to encourage the Welsh hospitality sector to reduce waste costs

    Welsh distributors React Environmental teams up with recycling specialists PEL to encourage the Welsh hospitality sector to reduce waste costs and improve waste efficiency. React Environmental is the new distributor for PEL Waste Reduction Equipment for Wales. PEL is an ISO 9001 registered manufacturer and specialises in reducing waste, and waste costs in the hospitality sector. PEL manufacture a ...

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