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  • 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

  • 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 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 ...

  • Plastics Recycling? There`s an App for That

    A new app hopes to create an obsession out of tossing plastic packaging into virtual – and real world – recycling bins.   To encourage more plastics recycling, Plastics Make it Possible®, an initiative sponsored by the ...


    By Plastics Make it Possible

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Take Another Look at Recycled Plastics!

    Have you ever wondered what happens to the plastic bottles you throw in the recycling bin or the plastic bags and wraps you bring back to the grocery store? Though recycled plastics might be out-of-mind once the raw material leaves your hand, they are far from out-of-sight. Chances are, these valuable materials have already made their way back into your home or your car - you might even be ...


  • 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 ...

  • How to Make Money in Plastics Recycling

    The device on which you are reading this blog (or on which you printed it) likely contains plastic, in addition to some precious and non-precious metals. When that device reaches the end of its life, you have two types of options, as I learned from the Circular Economy Executive Education ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Education Needed in Changing Face of Plastics Recycling

    Many consumers have questions about where and how to recycle their plastics, and because collection differs from municipality to municipality, the answers aren’t always easy to find. To help address these issues, the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Alliance formed to promote better use and recycling of plastics

    The three major trade associations for the plastics industry in the U.S. and Canada today announced plans to formalize existing collaboration on programs and initiatives that benefit the North American industry. The Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association and SPI:  The Plastics Industry Trade Association will continue working together ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Plastic bag recycling coming to Big Apple stores

    New York City Council Wednesday passed new legislation that would encourage recycling of single-use plastic bags at large supermarkets and other retail outlets throughout the city. The legislation, sponsored by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and others, would require large retail outlets in New York City to establish in-store plastic bag recycling programs, inform consumers of the ...

  • 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 ...

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