Plastics Friday 19 April 2019
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 ...


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22 March 2019

US plastics firm lines up RPC Group acquisition


One of the UK’s largest plastics manufacturing and recycling businesses RPC Group – looks set to be taken over by the US plastic packaging giant Berry Global in a deal worth up to £5 billion. Berry announced this morning (22 ...

20 March 2019

See recycling equipment demos at Letsrecycle Live


Details of some of the live recycling equipment demonstrations to feature at the inaugural Letsrecycle Live trade event have been released, with the event now just over two months away. The

20 March 2019

News in brief (20/03/2019)


With news on: Councils join Metal Matters campaign; Veolia and Nestlé partnership; Powerday wood recycling, and; Environment Agency prosecution.

20 March 2019

Terracycle launches ring-carrier recycling scheme


Hi-Cone, a manufacturer of LDPE plastic ring-carriers for multipack drinks packaging, has partnered with Terracycle to offer a recycling outlet for its products. TerraCycle is a company founded in the US, which partners with mass ...

15 March 2019

Coral Products opens recycling facility at Haydock


Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd saw its newly-built plastic container recycling facility at Haydock officially opened in mid-March, allowing the Merseyside-based company to reprocess used polypropylene boxes and use the pellets for new ...

15 March 2019

Veolia and Leon team up for DRS machine


Veolia has teamed up with the restaurant chain Leon to unveil a reverse vending machine which accepts plastics bottles and aluminium cans at its King’s Cross branch in London. The machine has been launched as part of a pilot ...

15 March 2019

Plant investment leads to losses at Clean Tech


A £7 million investment in sorting and production equipment contributed to a multi-million pound loss for the plastic recycling firm Clean Tech UK Ltd, but the company says performance has since stabilised. Clean Tech UK, which ...

7 March 2019

India moves to end plastic waste imports


India’s government has introduced changes to legislation that look to have effectively banned the import of plastic waste into the country. In a statement issued yesterday (6 March), India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and...

6 March 2019

DS Smith sells plastic packaging business


Packaging manufacturing and recycling firm DS Smith has announced the sale of its plastics division to the US private equity firm Olympus Partners for around £450 million. The plastics division comprises product manufacturing ...

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