Plastics Recycling News

  • Printing company returns to Riverside for baling needs

    Flexographic printing company RR Flexo has enhanced its recycling capabilities by further investing in new equipment from Riverside Waste Machinery. No stranger to baling, the company has recently obtained a brand new RWM 450 HD machine, to deal with the large volumes of polythene waste produced by the firm on a daily basis. Founded in 1982 by the two main shareholders Ron Dodd and Richard Green ...


    By Riverside Waste Machinery

  • Iceland trials plastic bottle return scheme

    Iceland has become the first UK supermarket to install a ‘reverse vending machine’ for customers wishing to recycle their plastic bottles in exchange for cash vouchers. The move is a show of support for the government’s recently announced plans for a deposit return scheme across ...

  • Micromat HP: High-Performance Shredding for plastics and other waste

    With the shredder series Micromat HP – HP stands for High Performance – Lindner-Recyclingtech has added extremely efficient machines to their range of universal shredders for processing plastics and other waste. While the machine sizes and technology are the same as in the tried-and-tested Micromat 2000 and 2500 systems, increases in output of up to 30% are now a reality. Just like ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

  • FAKUMA 2017: Sought-After Shredding Systems by Lindner

    Fakuma, previously a German specialist injection moulding fair, has developed into an international plastics exhibition. For the fair’s 25th anniversary, 1,889 companies presented their products and services in an 85,000-square-metre exhibition space in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance from 17th to 21st October 2017. Many of the 48,375 who visited Fakuma from all over the world over those ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

  • Green classroom cleanup

    Summer vacation is almost here for most students. Before they head home for a couple of months to relax and enjoy the sunshine, they’ll have to clean out their desks and help get the classroom ready for next year. A lot of paper, pencils, crayons, notebooks, art projects and other supplies have accumulated over the school year! If you have a student (or if you are a teacher), remember to ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Recofloor celebrates its 2018 vinyl flooring recycling champions

    “We’re ahead of the game!” was an appropriate theme running throughout the Recofloor 2018 Awards Event at Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield Ground which celebrated the environmental commitment of its vinyl flooring recycling champions. Flooring companies, contractors and distributors received trophies and certificates in ten major award categories, plus Gold, ...


    By Axion Group

  • Axion: £100m investment needed for flexible plastic recycling in UK

    Most flexible plastic packaging can be recycled, but investment of £100 million in collection, sorting and recycling infrastructure would be needed to make it happen in the UK, according to resource recovery specialist Axion. “The big problem is the lack of adequate facilities designed to process these largely-recyclable materials,” says Richard McKinlay, ...


    By Axion Group

  • Plastic shredder supports new processing line at Indigo Environmental

    Plastic recycling specialist Indigo Environmental has invested in a new UNTHA RS40 shredder to boost its processing capabilities of this problematic waste. Handling four tonnes of material per day, the four-shaft machine with ram-assisted hopper is transforming bulky and oversize plastics – including 240 litre wheelie bins, 205 litre HDPE drums and LDPE buckets – into a Passionate ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Carpet Recycling UK Conference: Celebrating 10 years of resource recovery

    ‘Celebrating 10 years of Resource Recovery’ is the theme for Carpet Recycling UK’s 2018 Annual Conference and Awards Event which opens at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham on Thursday July 5th. The industry-backed association for recycling and reusing waste carpet will be marking a decade of achievements and significant contributions by members – ...


    By Axion Group

  • Business diversification for recycling firm keen to tackle plastic waste

    Riverdale Paper has invested in a new UNTHA QR shredder to support the company’s business diversification. The Gateshead firm quickly established itself as the North East’s leading paper recycler. But contracts with some of the UK’s largest commercial organisations in retail, financial services and public arenas, has seen demand for Riverdale’s ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • TDHI to Introduce the TD-550/560 at OTC 2018

    At this year's Offshore Trade Conference (OTC), look for TDHI to exhibit the all new TD-550 and TD-560 Oil in Water Analyzers. The TD-550 is suitable for crude oils and other heavy oils with a greatly enhanced detection range (low ppb to 5000 ppm) over most oil in water analyzers. The TD-560 includes the same optical channel as the TD-550 along with a second optical channel for detecting lighter ...

  • Earth Day 2018 Addresses Plastic

    We all know we should reduce the amount of plastics in the environment, but how much do we each use that contributes to it? As part of Earth Day 2018, the Earth Day Network (EDN) is promoting an “End Plastic Pollution Campaign.” To help consumers determine their plastic usage, the EDN has released an ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Axion: a ‘taxing’ question for single-use plastics recycling

    The controversial proposed tax on single-use plastic packaging has raised questions over how to best recover and recycle this material. Taxes or deposit return ...


    By Axion Group

  • What the European Commission`s Circular Economy plastics strategy means for business

    The European Commission has bold ambitions for creating a circular economy. It wants to “protect the planet, defend our citizens and empower our industries” through a Europe-wide strategy on plastics. Clearly something needs to be done. According to the strategy, Europeans produce 25m tonnes of plastic waste annually, of which ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Demo-live @WIRE 2018 Machineries for Scrap Recycling

    Guidetti Recycling Systems will be showing and displaying machineries for scrap recycling such as copper/aluminum from cables and also, plastic purges (PVC, HDPE, XLPE, etc.) from extrusions processes. Two machines will be running demos at our booth, to show how to get the most out of scraps of cables and PVC to be re-used in the WIRE Industry. Our staff will be at your disposal for engineering ...


    By Guidetti Recycling Systems

  • Axion urges Government Circular Economy policy to support UK manufacturers

      Sustainability and circular economy principles should be at the heart of Government policy to encourage UK manufacturers to incorporate more recycled content in new goods, conserve raw ...


    By Axion Group

  • Ocean plastic pollution to treble in ten years

    There is expected to be three times more plastic littering the ocean in 2025 than there was in 2015 if current trends continue, UK scientists have warned today. A report from the Government Office for Science highlights the dangers of the world’s ...

  • Supporting Technology with Behavioral Shifts

    Innovations such as EcoBioClean represent a step beyond what was previously considered possible in terms of ecology and environmental disaster response. Rather than ‘mopping up’ crude oil and other contaminants, this solution actively works to neutralize them in a way which supports and protects the environment local to the spillage. But it cannot be effective in isolation. While this ...


    By Jacor, LLC

  • Axion: what’s best for low grade plastics?

      With levels of waste plastics rising in the UK as a result of China's National Sword scrap import policies, the debate is picking up over what to do with them. Landfilling, rather than incineration, might be the better option, suggests Keith Freegard, Director of plastics recycler Axion Polymers.     ...


    By Axion Group

  • Oil and Chemical Contamination: Reimagining the Way We Deal with Environmental Catastrophe

    The Korean Peninsula has been at the forefront of the global geopolitical agenda in recent months. Increased tensions between North Korea on one side, and Japan, South Korea, and the United States on the other, have led to led to almost unprecedented levels of worldwide anxiety, particularly as much of the rhetoric hints heavily at – or even directly references – the use of nuclear ...


    By Jacor, LLC

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