Plastics Wednesday 18 July 2018
18 July 2018

Plastics focus at Resource Association awards

Resource Association chair Robbie Warden has welcomed government and public support for measures to tackle pollution after what he described as 12 months of uncertainty and surprises. [caption id="attachment_124748" align="...


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.


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 ...

30 May 2018

Recycling Technologies agrees forward sales


Recycling Technologies has announced £65 million worth of deals for the forward sale of the output from its patented machine, which the company claims can turn all post-consumer plastic back into oil. The Swindon-based company ...

29 May 2018

Vietnamese ports impose import restrictions


Plastics recyclers have expressed concerns over restrictions on the imports of plastics into Vietnam because two of its main ports are awash with material for recycling and delays to ships seeking berthing slots. And, the ...

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

Plastics focus for Recycle Week 2018


WRAP has announced the theme for Recycle Week 2018: ‘Recycling. We do. Because it matters.’ Taking place from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September 2018, this year the focus will be on plastics. And, the ...

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 ...

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