recyclable plastic waste News

  • Plastic Recycling

    Only 2.5 % of all municipal waste is selectively collected in Poland. Plastic waste comprises around 14 % of all Polish domestic waste, most of it PET. However, only 6% of it is recycled, while in Europe the figure is 45%! PET processing is done by three companies in Poland: Elana PET - part of the capital group Boryszew (produces 120,000 tons of bottles per year), Polowat (18,000 tons per year) ...

  • MACPRESSE@RECYCLING CONFEX MIDDLE EAST, Dubai, December 5-6, 2016

    From the 5th to the 6th of December RECYCLING CONFEX MIDDLE EAST opens its doors in Dubai. It welcomes companies, professionals in waste management, government representatives and environmentalists to present the most important innovations of the recycling industry. The CONFerence and EXhibition formula makes this event a ...


    By Macpresse Europa S.R.L

  • 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

  • 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

  • Turning the Tide on Plastic Waste

    A new report is calling on Ontario to act to stop the proliferation of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. The report released today, Turning the Plastic Tide: How to Protect the Great Lakes and Fight Plastic Pollution,recommends that the province introduce a deposit return on plastic bottles to dramatically increase recycling rates. “Plastic pollution is a serious and growing problem in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • Plastics Recyclers Europe Developing Guidelines for Recycling Pet Plastic Trays

    Guidelines are to be developed by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) with the aim of making it easier to recycle PET plastic trays. While the use of PET trays has grown to 700,000 tonnes per year in the EU, PRE states that “none of the current recycling streams want to have PET trays in their incoming waste”. This is because the trays have a different composition to bottles and so are ...


  • Railways trial recycled plastic sleepers

    A trial to use recycled plastic sleepers on UK rail networks could lead the way for a national roll out as Network Rail prepares to replace timber sleepers. The trial, due to start this summer, will use recycled plastic versions made from remoulded granulated plastics on rural lines for 18 to 24 months. Network Rail director of engineering Jerry England said: “This is an important scheme for ...

  • 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 ...

  • ECO Plastics go live with waste & recycling one for sap business one

    “After extensive research into a number of different solutions, we decided on SAP and Waste and Recycling One. The fully integrated industry solution provides us with a seamless transition of business critical data throughout our supply chain. We have everything in one solution from accounting, CRM, procurement, sales, reporting and legal compliance, waste logistics, stock management, work ...


    By ISB Global Limited

  • End of waste regulations – the plastics perspective

    Plastic is not currently covered by the end of waste regulations, which sets out when certain waste stops being classified as waste, and gains the status of a product or secondary raw material. However, technical documents have been submitted to the European Union*, and it is one of the sectors currently under consideration.  On End of Waste criteria, there are two main issues currently ...


    By Environment Media Group

  • Plastic garbage: from waste to resource

    Only 25% of plastic waste is currently recycled in the EU. This is quite alarming considering the dangerous consequences it has on the environment and human health. However, Vittorio Prodi, an Italian member of the S&D group, believes plastic waste can also have an economic value. We talked to him about the resolution on plastic waste he guided through Parliament. Even without ...


    By European Parliament

  • Solving the Problem of Plastic Waste in Oceans

    Ocean Conservancy today announced the global launch of Stemming the Tide: Land-based strategies for a plastic-free ocean – a first-of-its-kind, solutions-oriented report. Produced in partnership with the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment, the report outlines specific land-based solutions for plastic waste in the ocean, starting with the elimination of plastic waste ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Spain - Recycling Electro-Waste

    Untitled Document Recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) at the end of its useful life is on the increase, particularly in the case of computer equipment. Its ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 (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 ...

  • 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)

  • 5% increase for plastic recycling Packaging Regulations target

    Despite its unquestionable contribution to society, plastics packaging still gets a bad press and is under significant pressure for the environmental impact it causes as waste. The Packaging Regulations target for plastic recycling has been increased by 5% per year until 2017, requiring a near doubling of current recycling levels and an annual increase of 100,000 tonnes but there are concerns ...

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