Plastics Tuesday 21 May 2019
20 May 2019

‘PTT plastic going to EfW’, Recoup claims

A lack of reprocessing outlets for some grades of pots, tubs and tray (PTT) plastic is seeing material sent for incineration as RDF, plastics recycling organisation Recoup has claimed. The statement comes following a survey of ...


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.


3 May 2019

Local authorities ‘will benefit’ from DRS


Local authorities will overall get a net benefit from the introduction of a Deposits Return Scheme for drinks containers, according to Zero Waste Scotland which is helping plan for the introduction of the scheme north of the border.

2 May 2019

News in brief (02/05/2019)


With news on: Biffa and WasteAid launch partnership; Salvation army highlights campaign success; Wiser opens Vietnam office; Tarmac teams up with Hamilton for SRF; 18,000 sign up for Mansfield garden service.

30 April 2019

MBA Polymers acquires automotive plastics recycler


Plastics reprocessor MBA Polymers UK has today (30 April) announced the acquisition of Dover-based automotive plastics recycler, PPR Wipag. Formed in 1995, PPR Wipag specialises in the processing of post-industrial plastics from ...

29 April 2019

Welsh Government opens £6.5m recycled content fund


The Welsh Government is offering £6.5 million in funding to businesses to increase the use of recycled content, particularly plastics, in their products. According to the Welsh Government, the fund will be used to offer grants to...

26 April 2019

Veolia’s Kirkman backs ‘proven’ DRS


Veolia’s chief innovation and technology officer for the UK has responded to concerns that a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers would be too costly to implement. The comments from Veolia's Richard Kirkman came in ...

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...

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 ...

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