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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20 March 2019

News in brief (20/03/2019)


With news on: Councils join Metal Matters campaign; Veolia and Nestlé partnership; Powerday wood recycling, and; Environment Agency prosecution.

20 March 2019

Terracycle launches ring-carrier recycling scheme


Hi-Cone, a manufacturer of LDPE plastic ring-carriers for multipack drinks packaging, has partnered with Terracycle to offer a recycling outlet for its products. TerraCycle is a company founded in the US, which partners with mass ...

15 March 2019

Coral Products opens recycling facility at Haydock


Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd saw its newly-built plastic container recycling facility at Haydock officially opened in mid-March, allowing the Merseyside-based company to reprocess used polypropylene boxes and use the pellets for new ...

15 March 2019

Veolia and Leon team up for DRS machine


Veolia has teamed up with the restaurant chain Leon to unveil a reverse vending machine which accepts plastics bottles and aluminium cans at its King’s Cross branch in London. The machine has been launched as part of a pilot ...

15 March 2019

Plant investment leads to losses at Clean Tech


A £7 million investment in sorting and production equipment contributed to a multi-million pound loss for the plastic recycling firm Clean Tech UK Ltd, but the company says performance has since stabilised. Clean Tech UK, which ...

7 March 2019

India moves to end plastic waste imports


India’s government has introduced changes to legislation that look to have effectively banned the import of plastic waste into the country. In a statement issued yesterday (6 March), India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and...

6 March 2019

DS Smith sells plastic packaging business


Packaging manufacturing and recycling firm DS Smith has announced the sale of its plastics division to the US private equity firm Olympus Partners for around £450 million. The plastics division comprises product manufacturing ...

6 March 2019

2018 packaging targets met, but ‘challenge ahead’


Packaging experts have welcomed the news that recycling targets for 2018 look to have been met, but have warned that 2019 targets could be more challenging. The comments come following the release of the 2018 Q4 packaging data, ...

5 March 2019

US firm develops ‘chemical recycling process’ for plastic


US chemical firm Eastman is developing a process to recycle polyester plastic waste, breaking down the material through a chemical process so that it can then be used in the production of new polymers. And the UK is one of the ...

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