Plastics Sunday 5 July 2020
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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21 May 2020

UK markets ‘under pressure but improving’


A Covid-19 update from the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has said that parts of the UK recycling market are under "severe pressure", but business is "slowly improving". The update, published earlier this week (19 May) by...

20 May 2020

GreenRedeem unveils results of DRS alternative


GreenRedeem has criticised plans for a deposit return scheme (DRS) in the UK,  instead saying a...

18 May 2020

Plastic recycling ‘could cease to be profitable’


Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) has claimed that plastics recycling as an industry will “cease to be profitable

18 May 2020

Viridor strikes plastic recycling agreement


Waste management company Viridor has agreed a deal in principle with chemical recycling firm Plastic Energy which will see it supply a facility with 30,000 tonnes of unrecycled plastic a year. Under the terms of the arrangement, ...

14 May 2020

UK recycling must double to hit targets, Recoup says


Reprocessing infrastructure in the UK may need to double its output of recycled plastic to meet governmental targets, research suggests. The UK’s reprocessing capacity may need to increase by 100% to meet 30% recycled content in...

14 May 2020

Deposit return approved by Scottish parliament  


The deposit return scheme (DRS) has been approved by Scottish parliament in a vote yesterday (13 May) after debate that it should be paused in light of the coronavirus outbreak.   The Scottish conservatives spoke against the ...

13 May 2020

British Glass urges Scotland to pause DRS plans


A survey commissioned by the glass sector trade association British Glass found that 61% of people think that Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) should be paused in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey was carried ...

11 May 2020

Regulatory constraints ‘stifle recycling’, study says


Regulatory and technological constraints discourage efforts to recycle plastic packaging, according to a study carried out by Brunel University London and the University of Leeds. The Defra-backed study argues the current system ...

30 April 2020

Consumers ‘prefer glass packaging’, study finds


Environmental campaigner Friends of Glass is calling on brands to switch to glass packaging following a survey which shows shoppers prefer the material because of its “superior environmental credentials”. The survey, which...