Plastics Sunday 27 September 2020
22 September 2020

Biffa and Nestlé strike recycled plastic deal

Biffa has partnered with Nestlé Waters UK, the bottled water division of Nestlé UK, to provide the drinks company with recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) made from British recycled plastic. Nestlé Waters UK has ...


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15 September 2020

Monthly packaging data shows ‘mixed’ picture


Provisional monthly packaging data published by the Environment Agency has been described as "mixed" by some compliance specialists, although there is generally confidence that recycling targets for 2020 will be met. The data, ...

11 September 2020

Paper sector lobbies Indonesian Embassy over exports


Representatives of the UK recovered (waste) paper industry went to the Indonesian embassy in London yesterday (10 September) seeking clarity on the paperwork requirements for the export of material to the south east Asian country.

11 September 2020

Video report: Turkey’s move to use more domestic material


 EXCLUSIVE: The recovered (or waste) paper export market is facing up to orders coming to a halt for supplying China, more controls being imposed in Indonesia and ‘quotas’ introduced in Turkey. This week the UK’s Recycling ...

10 September 2020

Loop and Suez to build ‘world’s largest’ PET recycling plant


Plastics company Loop Industries and waste management company Suez have announced plans to build “the world’s largest” polyethylene terephthalate (PET) enhanced recycling facility somewhere in Europe. Loop says the first ...

10 September 2020

INEOS and Saica Natur announce film partnership


Chemicals giant INEOS has entered into a supply agreement with waste management firm Saica Natur for developing low-density polyethylene (LDPE) with a recycled content. INEOS says the long-term agreement by its Olefins & ...

9 September 2020

Recoup to be auditor for rigid plastic packaging


Plastics recycling organisation RECOUP has been named the official auditor for a recyclability certification for rigid plastic packaging in the UK. RecyClass, which is run by trade organisation Plastics Recyclers Europe, is an ...

8 September 2020

HolyGrail watermarks trialled in quest for easier sorting


Packaging and paper group Mondi is to conduct full-scale industrial trials to prove digital watermarking could be viable for sorting waste at scale. The watermarks could mean the sorting of dry recyclables and other items could be...

7 September 2020

Turkey moves to ramp up domestic recycling


A reduction in imports of waste materials for recycling to Turkey is expected after the country’s environment minister said the country's recycling sector is to concentrate more on using its “own resources”. It is understood...

31 August 2020

Plastic bag charge to be extended


Defra said today (31 August) it would be stepping up its "war on plastic" by extending the plastic carrier bag charge to all retailers from April 2021. Following a public consultation last year, the government is ...