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29 June 2020

Biffa extends recycled plastic deal with Nampak

Biffa has announced the extension of its long-term partnership with packaging manufacturer Nampak Plastics Europe. The partnership — first implemented in 2008 — sees Biffa supply Nampak with food-grade recycled plastic in the ...

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NEWS ARCHIVE

8 June 2020

Industry calls for ban on oxo-degradable plastics

 

A group of trade associations and Greenpeace has called on the government to implement a total ban on so-called oxo-degradable plastics. Oxo-degradable material is often found in products such as plastic bags. The ...

5 June 2020

News in brief (05/06/20)

 

With news on: Wilko signs UK plastics pact; Niramax purchases UNTHA XR3000 mobil-e shredder; and, UKCM donates goods to Cheshire-based key workers; Berry to supply recycled plastic packaging to Mondelēz

3 June 2020

Princes raises transparency issue over export PRNs

 

International food and drink group Princes has again committed to obtaining all of its packaging recycling evidence from UK reprocessors while at the same time raising transparency concerns over evidence from overseas. A statement...

2 June 2020

Viridor investigating fire at Kent plastics plant

 

An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire which broke out at Viridor’s plastics recycling facility in Rochester, Kent, last week (27 May).  The Kent Fire and Rescue Service said that 10

1 June 2020

Crews remain at scene of Solway Recycling fire 

 

Fire crews remain at the scene of a fire which broke out yesterday (31 May) afternoon at a recycling facility in Shawhead, near Dumfries, owned by Solway Recycling. At the height of the blaze, 45 crew members from the Scottish ...

29 May 2020

Greenpeace calls for plastics recycling investigation 

 

Environmental campaigner Greenpeace has called for an investigation into the plastics recycling industry after its studies found imports of the material from Europe has caused an "environmental crisis" in Malaysia. In a report...

22 May 2020

News in brief (22/05/20)

 

With news on: Pandemic sees sales of single-use plastics soar; Envar to provide dedicated compostable packaging service; Cromwell Polythene donates film for PPE; Geminor begins supplying LDPE to Denmark.

22 May 2020

WRAP announces plastic recycling grants

 

Resources charity WRAP has announced that four projects have won grants totalling nearly £1m as part of a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) competition to find innovative solutions to plastic waste.  The funding, which was ...

21 May 2020

‘Major’ fire at Merseyside plastics recycling site

 

Twenty fire engines attended a plastics recycling site at Newton-le-Willows in Merseyside after a “major” fire broke out yesterday (20 May). The facility involved at the Sankey Valley Industrial Estate is believed to be run by...