Plastics Wednesday 21 February 2018
16 February 2018

PTT collection announced for re3 households

The waste management partnership for Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham borough councils  – re3  – will now collect kerbside plastic PTT after finding “new markets to buy and process this type of product effectively”.


With the latest news on plastics recycling and policy developments relevant to the sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


19 February 2018

Calls grow for kerbside plant pot collection


Plastic container manufacturer Aeroplas has launched a polypropylene plant pot range which it says is suitable for recycling collections from households. The ‘Eco Pot’ range was created in order to “move forward” the ...

16 February 2018

Ecover launches 100% recycled PET plastic bottles


Belgian-owned Ecover has launched a washing up liquid bottle made of 100% recycled PET plastic bottles sourced from across Europe. The launch is part of Ecover’s pledge to use only 100% recycled plastic in all of its bottles by ...

15 February 2018

Coffey boards 100% recycled Plaswood boat


On London's river Thames, environment minister Thérèse Coffey has boarded the first boat made from Plaswood, a 100% recycled plastic ‘wood’. The boat, a 12 seater punt, named ‘Poly-mer’ was launched at the Docklands ...

14 February 2018

PTT calorific value ‘very important’ for Viridor EfW plant


EXCLUSIVE: Plastic pots, tubs and trays are “a very important part of the calorific value” required to supply the ‘thermal power station’ at Runcorn run by Viridor, the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority has been told.

13 February 2018

WRAP in new push over plastics recycling


The Waste & Resources Action Programme – WRAP– has drawn up outline proposals as to how the UK could respond and “reduce the environmental damage” caused by plastic waste usage and disposal. In a widely-distributed ...

12 February 2018

Ireland’s Panda to open plastics film plant in Corby


A recycling facility for waste plastic films is to be opened later this year in Leicestershire by waste management firm Panda, a subsidiary of the Irish Beauparc Utilities group. Beauparc said that plant to be installed at the ...

8 February 2018

Industry figures issue warnings on deposit scheme


The head of sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners has acknowledged the need for reform on plastic recycling – but warned the government that any deposit return scheme (DRS) would need to be a part of wider measures ...

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Cycle Link event hears from EA and exporters


A range of topics were discussed at the Cycle Link International conference held in Shanghai including the consequences of the control measures in China for local authorities and exporters. This second report continues ...

7 February 2018

Chinese controls impacting across the globe


China’s strict waste paper quality controls are having a dramatic impact around the world, was the message at the Cycle Link International conference held in Shanghai from February 1-3 . Delegates, including suppliers from ...

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