Plastics

From a 2017 peak of almost 76 000 tonnes in February, volumes slumped to 13 864 tonnes in November - the last month for which figures are currently available. The sharpest decline was from August to...
The company aims to create a range of packaging comprising paper and pulp trays along with paper bags ‘which are fully recyclable through domestic waste collection or in-store recycling...
So far, 'only 9.3 tonnes' of plastic scrap have been approved to enter China this month, states Dr Wong in an email to CSPA members. It is stressed that this is more than a 99% reduction compared...
With their combined expertise, innovative products and advanced technologies, Maag and Ettlinger plan to 'leverage the polymer, compounding and recycling industry', it is stated. 'Ettlinger will...
The committee, whose remit is to consider how far policies and programmes of UK government departments and non-departmental public bodies contribute to environmental protection and sustainable...
The service is targeted at a range of stakeholders along the food and beverage supply chain, including packaging designers, food manufacturers, brand owners and retailers. It will also serve those...
‘It shows that the collection rates increased by 7.4% while the recycling rates also grew by 7.3%,’ notes the organisation. ‘In 2016, that resulted in 129 400 tonnes more collected...
With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, the Recycling International team would like to wish all of you a happy holidays and a fulfilling, healthy and inspiring 2018! Our latest magazine is...
As part of the research project, DS Smith will examine the feasibility of recycling used coffee at its Kemsley Paper Mill, in Sittingbourne. This hi-tech plant is currently the biggest recycling site...
Plastic bottle recycling in the US ‘remained strong’ in 2016, but declined slightly, slipping 2.4% compared to the previous year. This means that the overall recycling rate for plastic...
The City Bridge Trust grant will enable 55 plastic fishing trips for children from more than 25 London schools to mainly clear plastic waste from the docks around the capital’s Canary Wharf....
Pyrowave can process up to three tons of post-consumer polystyrene material every day, for example cups and food containers. This represents an average capacity of 800 tons per year. Pyrowave has...
Eye care professionals registered with the ONE by ONE scheme are provided with recycling bins so that patients can bring contact lens materials from home and the practice can collect lenses used...
Flexible packaging makes up more than 21% of the entire packaging industry. Asia counts as the largest market (40%) and growth in the region is projected to be 5% between 2015 and 2020 as compared to...
The largest market (20%) for recyclate was for flexible packaging, with both low and high density polyethylene turned into shopping bags in 2016. The second biggest market (18%) was the market for...
Quality Circular Polymers is capable of processing 35 000 tons of polypropylene and high-density polyethylene per year. The recycling facility, located in the Dutch municipality of Sittard-Geleen,...
UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond comments: ‘The UK led the world on climate change agreements and is a pioneer in protecting marine environments. And I want us now to become a...
The scheme was initiated by PlasticsEurope and is aimed at achieving food-grade recycled polystyrene. 'Proactively advancing polystyrene recycling solutions is a critical task that Trinseo fully...
Falling oil values have led to lower virgin plastic prices and to the closure of recycling capacities. Furthermore, China’s newly-announced ban on imports on certain waste streams has already...
Their joint statement reads: 'A significant body of evidence indicates that oxo-degradable plastics simply fragment into small pieces, including microplastics, with the entire process of...
The standards state an adoption date of December 31 this year, with entry into force proposed for March 1 2018. The BIR world recycling organisation and the US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries...
Speaking at EuRIC’s first European Recycling Conference held recently in Milan, Van de Nes said that, in the short term, ‘we will continue to see disrupted recovered paper markets’ owing to China’s...
The new recycling facility will open its doors in the city of Duiven by mid-2018 and is being partly funded by the Dutch Waste Packaging Fund. This development is very promising, according to Cees de...
Although this information has appeared in the media, ISRI stresses that ‘it cannot be confirmed until the Chinese government issues the final regulation’ and that the timeline for...
Since 2016, ALBA subsidiary Interseroh has been operating its own competence centre for recycling plastics at Maribor in Slovenia. ‘This centre has become a kind of modern think-tank for...
‘The good news is that our trade has people of high integrity; they are after long-term contracts and don’t just want to make a quick buck,’ Vora said at the event, organised by...
South East Asia has been taking 10-15% of Europe's exports of plastics scrap compared to 55%-plus for China. However, news is emerging of many new planned investments in South East Asia's recycling...
The firm has rebranded with the tagline ‘working towards a world where nothing goes to waste’ and launched a new website at www.axiongroup.co.uk. Founding directors Keith Freegard and...
US recyclers collected around 1.75 billion pounds of PET bottles last year - down from 1.79 billion in 2015 and the 'all-time high' of 1.81 billion in 2014. Once again, sales of PET bottles were...
A prosthetic hand doesn't come cheap, costing as much as AU$ 4000 (US$ 3000) when manufactured conventionally, notes Sara Rickards, co-founder of RE:PURPOSE FOR GOOD. But according to the biomedical...

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