Plastics Monday 28 May 2018
23 May 2018

Plastics focus for Recycle Week 2018

WRAP has announced the theme for Recycle Week 2018: ‘Recycling. We do. Because it matters.’


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.


24 May 2018

Obituary: Brian Perry, chairman of Perrys Recycling


Brian Perry, chairman of south west business Perrys Recycling, has died at the age of 78. Hugely popular and well-liked for a friendly and knowledgeable approach to business over many years, his death last week (May 17 2018) has ...

23 May 2018

Keith Trower calms the markets at Viridor


INTERVIEW: In the wake of months of volatile recycling markets, the appointment of a former oil man to head up Viridor’s resource and recycling division looks to have been a sound move. Keith Trower, who took on the post of ...

23 May 2018

Bunzl adds ‘recyclable plastic coffee cup’


The catering supplies arm of global distribution and outsourcing company Bunzl has added a 'fully recyclable' coffee cup to its portfolio. Bunzl Catering Supplies say the ‘reCUP’ uses 48% less plastic than a standard PE ...

18 May 2018

ABP collects plastics from the Humber for recycling


More than 2.5 tonnes of plastics have been recovered from waters around the Humber estuary and will be used in the production of shampoo bottles by Procter and Gamble. The collection of the material, which will be shredded to ...

10 May 2018

BIR urges caution over plastics end markets


The chairman of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) plastics committee has warned that emerging export markets for plastics scrap could introduce sudden import restrictions, a scenario which he said would “again push international ...

27 April 2018

Ellen MacArthur highlights global reach of Plastics Pact


The global significance of the newly-agreed Plastics Pact was highlighted at its official launch last night in London. Addressing representatives of the 40 businesses who have signed up to the Pact, Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder ...

26 April 2018

40 businesses sign up to ‘plastics pact’


More than 40 businesses, which are responsible for 80% of plastic packaging sold through UK supermarkets, have signed up to a ‘pact’ to tackle plastic pollution. The UK Plastics Pact, which will be launched later today by WRAP...

China 24 April 2018

BIR concern over Chinese scrap measures


The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has given its interpretation of last week’s announcement by the Chinese government about the extension of import restrictions of solid wastes. In a statement, the BIR said that ...

24 April 2018

China to respond ‘soon’ over import concerns


China's trade authorities are to respond 'as soon as possible' to global concerns over restrictions on the import of waste products to the country. Last Friday (20 April), a meeting of the Committee on Import Licensing of the ...

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