polystyrene recycling News

  • Recycling Polystyrene

    Enough waste Polystyrene to fill 15,000 Olympic sized swimming pools is currently land filled in the UK every year. Purex International has developed a new system to thermally densify this waste into a form that can be recycled into new products and fuels. Polystyrene is a very effective packaging material but disposing of or recycling it can be problematic and expensive. Purex International ...


  • Companies Can Reduce Costs by Recycling Polystyrene

    Polystyrene is often overlooked as a recyclable material unlike glass, cans and paper. It is often thrown into the bin or works skip and taken away to landfill. This no longer has to be the case as Taylor Products Ltd of Cardiff in partnership with Purex International Ltd have developed the Styromelt Polystyrene Densifier to help recycle this problematic waste material. Thousands of tonnes of ...


  • Prestige Car Maker Finds Solution to Polystyrene Waste

    Rolls Royce Motor Cars is always looking to be greener and recycle more materials from their production site in Chichester. One waste material that was difficult to recycle was Polystyrene, that was until the company’s waste contractor Biffa, suggested a Styromelt™ Thermal Densifier from Purex. Polystyrene is an excellent packaging material due to its insulating and protective properties. ...


  • Plastics Makers: We Welcome Opportunity to Explore Recycling Polystyrene Foam in New York City

    News reports indicate that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg may propose restrictions on the use of polystyrene foam foodservice products in New York City, ostensibly as a way to increase recycling rates. American Chemistry Council (ACC) vice president of plastics Steve Russell issued the following statement: "We would welcome the opportunity to explore polystyrene foam1 foodservice recycling ...

  • New Yorkers To Speak Out Against `Polystyrene Ban` On City Hall Steps

    The following is being released by the American Chemistry Council: WHAT: On Wednesday, a bill is expected to be introduced to the City Council that bans the use of polystyrene foam foodservice in New York City.  This ban will negatively impact small businesses, consumers and workers, will do nothing to reduce the amount of solid waste the City produces each year and will yet again increase ...

  • New Study Details Economic And Environmental Costs Of NYC Polystyrene Ban

    A new study released today finds that the ban on polystyrene foam proposed by the Bloomberg Administration will cost city businesses, consumers and tax payers nearly $100 million per year by nearly doubling food service product costs, and do little to reduce waste. According to the study, produced by research firm MB Public Affairs on behalf of the American Chemistry Council, "Total costs to ...

  • 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

  • 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)

  • Weak pound `boosts recycling business in Europe`

    The weak pound may be making life difficult for importers and tourists, but could provide a much-needed boost for UK plastics recyclers. The sterling's weakness is allowing UK businesses costing their services in pounds to be more competitive abroad, according to one UK company. Manchester-based Axion Recycling said it has found that its business is now more price-competitive for customers ...

  • 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 ...

  • Axion Polymers’ recycled products go global

    UK-based Axion Polymers’ recycled products are going global following acceptance of their Axpoly PS01 & Axpoly r-PP51 brands in Materials Libraries around the world. Certificates of Excellence have been awarded for both polymers, derived from post-consumer sources, which are now included as 20cm x 20cm plaques in Material Connexion’s library of innovative materials in New ...

  • 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 ...

  • Axion calls for 'positive drivers' to boost WEEE recycling

    Positive procurement-based encouragement, rather than burdensome legislative enforcement, is the way forward to increase volumes of Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) recycling across Europe, suggests Axion Polymers. The Salford-based plastics recycler believes UK and European Governments could learn lessons from their USA counterparts, whose EPEAT ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Steady Increases in Recycling for ACH Foam Technologies & EPS Packaging Industry

    The recently released 2010 EPS Recycling Rate Report conducted by the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers (AFPR) demonstrates steady growth in the amount of Expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging recycling since the 1990s. AFPR releases recycling rates every 2 years. Total EPS recycling ...


    By Marketwire

  • Axion’s recycled polymer tells its own Toy Story

    Axion Polymers has developed a new variant of its high-grade recycled polymer – Axpoly r-PS01 - derived from waste fridge plastic that is delivering extra user benefits in toys and other similar applications. Recent substantial orders for the 100% recycled polymer are testament to the award-winning Salford-based plastic recyclers’ ability to satisfy stringent British Standard testing ...

  • ACC Applauds New York City´s Announcement of Expanded Plastics Recycling Program

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today released the following statement regarding the New York City Department of Sanitation announcement of an expanded plastics recycling initiative: "The American Chemistry Council commends the new plastics recycling initiative announced today in New York City, which reflects a growing trend of cities and communities across the country expanding the ...

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