Plastics Wednesday 17 July 2019
20 June 2019

Coca-Cola investments aid recycled content for bottles

Resources minister Therese Coffey today (20 June) welcomed an announcement from soft drinks producer Coca-Cola Great Britain that it is increasing the volume of recycled PET plastic (rPET) used in bottles across its ranges. [...


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29 May 2019

Greenredeem extends schools reverse vending pilot


A bottle return scheme pilot involving rewards provider Greenredeem and the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has been extended after 60,000 PET plastic bottles were collected from schools. The scheme has run for an ...

28 May 2019

Malaysia to repatriate ‘mixed plastic waste’


Malaysian authorities are seeking to repatriate shipping containers full of mixed plastic waste described as ‘contaminated and low quality’, with some material believed to have originated in the UK. The action comes as ...

24 May 2019

‘Replace plastics with fibre’, says DS Smith


Supermarkets could reduce their use of plastic packaging by millions of tonnes through making substitutions in five areas by switching to fibre products instead, according to research for paper and packaging business DS Smith...

22 May 2019

Viridor awards film contract to KS Plastics


Resources and waste firm Viridor has signed a two-year contract for the processing of 5,000 tonnes per year of recycling sacks, shopping bags and plastic films per year from its MRFs. The material, which will come from its ...

21 May 2019

WRAP highlights Plastics Pact actions after first year


Resources body WRAP has said that progress has been made in the first 12 months since the launch of the voluntary ‘Plastics Pact’ to reduce single-use plastic packaging and increase recycling of the material. This comes ...

20 May 2019

Unilever to use ‘detectable’ black plastic in packaging


Consumer goods company Unilever is to use a ‘detectable’ black pigment in plastic packaging for its TRESemmé and Lynx cosmetic product brands, to enable the material to be sorted for recycling in MRFs. Unilever says it will ...

20 May 2019

Basel Convention changes expected to hit plastic exports


Changes to international agreements governing the export of plastic waste will ‘massively harm’ the global trade in plastic for recycling, Europe’s waste industry has claimed. This is the conclusion of FEAD, the European ...

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 ...

16 May 2019

Craig Curtis elected as Recycling Association president


CS Recycling managing director Craig Curtis has been elected as the president of The Recycling Association, replacing the outgoing Adrian Jackson. Mr Curtis, who was previously a director of the Association, has been with CS ...