Plastics Recycling

'Regulation is increasing rapidly and these pressures come from all directions to do the job properly', says Morton. 'Our industry is facing more challenging trading conditions and the surviving...
Arabplast is the Gulf region's foremost trade show for the plastics, petrochemical and rubber industries, and TOMRA Sorting will be showcasing a range of top-selling sorting applications with a focus...
Both BHS systems will become operational at the start of the new year and will process municipal solid waste from the governorates of Al Dhahirah and Al Buraimi in northwest Oman. Purchasing the...
'At our new location, we can service all of our customers' requirements surrounding the production of modern plastics recycling,' comments Dr Manica Ulcnik-Krump, manager of research and development...
Vessels such as tankers and ferries have diesel engines which currently use heavy fuel oil. This initiative is aimed at discovering whether Plaxx could be used efficiently and without increasing...
The two-day conferences will take place on 2 and 3 November at the Hilton Hotel. The Dutch city of Rotterdam is one of the largest seaports in the world and a gateway to global secondary commodity...
With RecycleReady, Dow uses its Retain brand of compatibiliser to enable polyethylene and ethylene vinyl alcohol to be reprocessed together to create a useful recycled film. Until now, this...
Based in Niedergebra in Germany, mtm plastics GmbH is regarded as a technology leader in the recycling of mixed post-consumer plastic waste and as one of Europe’s largest producers of post-...
According to NRT, the new design represents ‘a culmination’ of customer feedback and years of research and development aimed at improving recovery rates using company equipment. ‘...
Nearly 70% of local authorities in the UK had introduced mixed plastic collections by 2014/15. For post-consumer plastics, the recycling totals for the period were 231 000 tonnes for PET bottles, 108...
‘Despite circumstances being economically and politically challenging due to the low oil prices, Erema has remained committed to increasing the quality of recyclates and recorded increasing...
Two brothers and a third man – who fled the scene of the crime and is still missing – planned a bomb at Brussels airport as well as a metro station. There are 32 victims confirmed dead,...
The BPF has suggested a recycling target of 48% for this year, with subsequent 1% increases annually to 2020. Such a standard would allow for proper review of the producer responsibility system in...
‘In the transition to a circular materials economy, more manufacturers are recognising the value of using recycled polymers that not only can be modified to suit specific requirements, such as...
The new recycling method can now be applied to PET, thus enabling the regeneration of monomers while maintaining the same quality and physicochemical properties as their petroleum-based counterparts...
It could be argued that water makes the world go round. No less than 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, with the oceans holding over 95% of it. Increasing demands on the purity...
According to Fortune.com, a major, high-tech recycling plant in Baltimore could be sorting 54 000 tonnes of plastic scrap by this time next year - including yogurt cups, milk cartons and plastic soda...
A growing number of companies are opting to include recycled materials into the manufacturing process. Recycled polyethylene (rPET) derived from post-consumer plastic bottles is certainly no...
To be held in the Belgian capital of Brussels on November 25-26, the event has been organised in association with Plastics Recyclers Europe. PRS will feature a pan-European exhibition and conference...
'We estimate that not just plastic but waste prevention, eco-design, reuse, recycling and similar measures could bring net savings of Euro 600 billion, or 8% of the annual turnover for businesses in...
'I am delighted to endorse the Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan,' the minister said. 'We are recycling more than ever before and have doubled the recycling of plastic packaging over the last...
The USA generated 254.11 million tons of MSW and recovered 87.18 million tonnes for recycling and composting. MSW generation climbed 1.2% in 2013 compared with slightly more than 251 million tonnes...
‘We are between a rock and a hard place,’ stated Jonathan Clarke at the recent IdentiPlast conference in the ancient city of Rome. Over the last year, the recycled PET sector has faced up...
The 3000m² plant was installed by Extrupet and features Starlinger technology. Promoted as the first on the continent to use a 'Coca-Cola approved technology' for soft drink bottles, the...
′For the past 18 years, the event has provided a forum for sharing know-how in recovering, identifying, sorting and recycling plastics from different waste streams,′ organiser...
Some 94% of Canadians have access to PET and HDPE bottle, jug and jar recycling. ′This figure is down from 96% last year, but that is likely a rounding issue rather than an actual drop,′...
It could be argued that water makes the world go round. No less than 71% of the Earth's surface is covered with water, with the oceans holding over 95% of it. Increasing demands on the purity of...
′PLAST′lab will allow us to make greater strides towards improving the quality and quantity of recycled plastics and is entirely consistent with our determination to place the circular...

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