Plastics Wednesday 24 April 2019
23 April 2019

Lobby groups back Basel plastics crackdown

Members of the Basel Convention are set to consider a proposal that exporters of plastic waste should receive permission from destination countries in advance of material being sent. According to Zero Waste Europe, the proposal...


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.


17 April 2019

Cheshire ‘plastics-to-gas’ plant agreement signed


PowerHouse Energy – the company behind a ‘waste plastics to gas’ technology – has signed a deal which will see its technology used at the Protos Energy Hub in Cheshire. PowerHouse announced the deal with Energy from Waste ...

15 April 2019

Vehicle and equipment round-up (15/04/2019)


With news on: Paper Round to install live cameras on fleet; Tomra launches plastic sorting machine; Witham Mills ‘in final stages’ of tipping solution; Pellenc ST to invest in test centre.

10 April 2019

Coral Products trials ‘fox-proof’ caddies


Waste container manufacturer, Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd, has announced a successful trial of its 23-litre 'fox-proof' food waste caddy. The containers have been put to the test by a number of trial participants, to test ...

9 April 2019

News in brief (09/04/2019)


With news on: Morrisons rolls-out paper bags; Suez launches Doncaster community fund; Veolia's employment programme; and, Yorkshire cafes champion compostables. Veolia ...

8 April 2019

Plastics producer claims ‘step forward’ in chemical recycling


Plastics producer DuPont Teijin Films claims to have made a ‘significant step forward’ in developing a chemical recycling process for PET plastic. The company has today (8 April) announced details of its LuxCR depolymerisation...

3 April 2019

News in brief (03/04/2019)


With news on: Scottish DRS group; printer cartridge recycling merger; EREMA notes growth, and; Durham HWRC opens. Scottish Government seeks industry DRS input

2 April 2019

Tesco begins ‘plastics-to-oil’ pilot


Retailer Tesco is working with the Swindon-based company Recycling Technologies to carry out a pilot scheme in ten of its stores to collect difficult to recycle plastic and convert it into an oil product.   As part of the pilot, ...

29 March 2019

Ribena bottle redesign to aid MRF sorting


Drinks brand Ribena is to redesign the 500ml PET plastic bottles it produces for the drink in the UK, to make them easier to recycle within the current recycling infrastructure. A part of this will be the “reduction of the full ...

28 March 2019

MEPs agree single-use plastic measures


The European Parliament has approved legislation which paves the way for a 90% collection target for plastic bottles by 2029, as well as a full ban on many single-use plastic products from 2021. The proposals, which also included ...

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