Plastics Saturday 16 February 2019
6 February 2019

Biffa gets green light for Durham PET recycling facility

Biffa has been given the green light to develop a 37,000 tonnes-per-annum capacity PET plastic bottle reprocessing facility in Seaham, County Durham. The company was awarded planning consent for the development by Durham council ...


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 November 2018

TerraCycle teams up with producers on complex packaging


Three recycling schemes for traditionally difficult to recycle packaging products have been announced in recent weeks, in partnership with specialist recycling firm TerraCycle. And, the company will work with waste management firm Suez which ...

1 November 2018

EU ministers seek clarity on single-use plastics


Environment ministers from EU member states have called for strict guidelines on the definition of ‘single-use’ plastics, as part of new EU regulations being drawn up to reduce plastic waste. The European Commission is ...

31 October 2018

Plastics recycled content tax gets the thumbs-up


Chancellor Philip Hammond’s star Budget environmental measure of a tax on plastic packaging, which uses less than 30% recycled content, has generally been welcomed by the recycling sector, with responses ranging from 'game-changer' to '...

29 October 2018

Chancellor promises tax to boost plastic recycling


Government will levy a tax on single-use plastic packaging which contains less than 30% recycled content, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced today in his autumn budget statement. The measure was described as one of a package ...

29 October 2018

Opinion: Dealing with market changes


OPINION: Waste and recycling expert, Paul Dumpleton, director of CSD Ltd reflects on changes in overseas recycling markets. The recent changes in the Asian market should come as no surprise as there have been a progression of ...

26 October 2018

Q3 PRN figures prompt mixed response


There has been a mixed reaction from packaging recycling experts to the third quarter packaging recycling data released this week. The Q3 packaging data, published on the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD) website, shows the...

25 October 2018

Plastics ‘recycling to oil’ ambitions expand


A fourth company which claims to have the technology to turn waste plastics into oil  has announced its intentions to set up a plant in the UK. Plastics Energy, which says it operates two industrial plants in Seville and Almeria ...

24 October 2018

MEPs back 35% recycled plastic requirement for bottles


The European Parliament has approved a report proposing to make it mandatory to include of at least 35% recycled content in new plastic bottles by 2025. Earlier this month, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted ...

24 October 2018

Unilever and Veolia partner on global plastics work


Unilever and Veolia have announced a collaboration agreement to jointly work on emerging technologies that will help create a circular economy on plastics, across various geographies.   Starting in India and Indonesia, the work ...

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