Plastics Wednesday 18 July 2018
25 June 2018

Black plastic to go in mixed coloured stream

Viridor has launched a scheme with three UK supermarkets to use recycled black plastics in new food grade packaging, but say this will not immediately lead to widespread kerbside collection of the material. [caption id="...


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.


12 July 2018

John Lewis Group looks to start-ups to reduce plastic


The John Lewis Partnership has announced that the topic for its “start-up innovation” programme this year will be to reduce plastic use in both John Lewis and Waitrose. Called JLAB, the innovation scheme is run by the John...

11 July 2018

Government funds St Helena plastics scheme


A new scheme to reduce and monitor plastic pollution on the island of St Helena has secured £72,000 in funding from the Government. The project is part of a package of funding and support for UK Overseas Territories announced by ...

6 July 2018

Polyurethane foam and the environment


Technical Foam Services – an independent foam convertor based in Corby – sees the importance of an increased environmental focus in the foam industry with the potential of new materials and production techniques and a need to reduce the ...

27 June 2018

Australian ‘plastics to oil’ machine set for UK


An Australian company behind a machine which it says can convert end-of-life and industrial plastics back into oil say it has the upper hand over similar schemes as it is not reliant on public funds. ReNew ELP say its ...

18 June 2018

Treasury minister links taxes to recycled materials


A Treasury minister today commented that the government is looking at how the tax system or charges can link in with more use of recycled materials, writes Sarah Horton. The focus on the tax system was highlighted by ...

15 June 2018

WRAP confirms incineration of plastics because of China ban


Plastics which might have been recycled ahead of China’s restrictions on quality are being sent to energy from waste plants and to Eastern Europe for used as solid recovered fuel, according to resource charity WRAP. The ...

12 June 2018

Scottish plastics plant receives further funding


Zero Waste Scotland has announced further funding worth more than £3 million for ‘Project Beacon’, which will see an “advanced” plastics reprocessing facility implemented in Perthshire. The government backed group say ...

11 June 2018

Suez unveils Dutch plastics recovery facility


Resource management firm Suez and multinational plastics and chemicals company, LyondellBasell, have joined forces to recycle plastics at a specialised facility near Maastricht, Holland. The technology at the facility, which ...

5 June 2018

Zero Waste Scotland highlights lost packaging revenue


More than 64,000 tonnes of plastic packaging is disposed of in household general waste bins and sent to landfill in Scotland each year, costing around £11 million. The figures were released today by Zero Waste Scotland, in ...

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