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 ...


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9 April 2019

News in brief (09/04/2019)


With news on: Morrisons rolls-out paper bags; Suez launches Doncaster community fund; Veolia's employment programme; and, Yorkshire cafes champion compostables. Veolia ...

8 April 2019

Plastics producer claims ‘step forward’ in chemical recycling


Plastics producer DuPont Teijin Films claims to have made a ‘significant step forward’ in developing a chemical recycling process for PET plastic. The company has today (8 April) announced details of its LuxCR depolymerisation...

3 April 2019

News in brief (03/04/2019)


With news on: Scottish DRS group; printer cartridge recycling merger; EREMA notes growth, and; Durham HWRC opens. Scottish Government seeks industry DRS input

2 April 2019

Tesco begins ‘plastics-to-oil’ pilot


Retailer Tesco is working with the Swindon-based company Recycling Technologies to carry out a pilot scheme in ten of its stores to collect difficult to recycle plastic and convert it into an oil product.   As part of the pilot, ...

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 ...

28 March 2019

MEPs agree single-use plastic measures


The European Parliament has approved legislation which paves the way for a 90% collection target for plastic bottles by 2029, as well as a full ban on many single-use plastic products from 2021. The proposals, which also included ...

22 March 2019

Six month timetable for India plastics restriction


EXCLUSIVE: India’s ban on plastic waste imports will come into effect at the end of August, documents seen by have indicated. The country’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) ...

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

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