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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 ...


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.


27 April 2020

Thamesdown Recycling wins Cotswold deal


Thamesdown Recycling has  been awarded a contract to continue processing dry mixed recyclables on behalf of Cotswold district council. The contract, which was re-awarded to the waste management company in November 2019 but ...

21 April 2020

Viridor to virtually consult on polymers plant  


Viridor has announced that it will virtually share plans for its polymers reprocessing plant at Dunbar in Scotland with the local community later this week.  The original plan to offer face to face drop in sessions for the plans ...

21 April 2020

Concern over plastic straw ban delay  


Defra’s decision to postpone the plastic straw ban has been described as "very disappointing" amid fears that the pandemic will threaten progress on recycling and waste.   O

21 April 2020

Webinar to discuss pandemic and materials markets


A free webinar on materials and markets in the recycling sector during the coronavirus pandemic will be held by tomorrow (22 April 2020). The webinar is a third in a series of webinars being ...

17 April 2020

News in brief (17/04/20)


With news on: Black plastic usage falling, study finds, Liebherr releases new wheel loader,LVF Teams up with OSO to recycle polythene,Database to measure impact of reusing IT

15 April 2020

Defra postpones plastic straws ban


Defra has delayed by six months the introduction of a ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds due to the “huge challenges posed to businesses and local authorities by COVID-19".

7 April 2020

Recycling Technologies temporarily closes Swindon plant


Swindon-based company Recycling Technologies has announced that in light of the coronavirus pandemic it is to close its demonstration-scale plant at its Cheney Manor site temporarily. The company says that, during the plant’s ...

Plastics fire at recycling plant in yorkshire 7 April 2020

Crews remain at ‘significant’ plastics fire 


The Cleveland Fire Brigade has said it will remain on the scene of a “significant fire” at a plastics recycling facility owned by Greenology in Cleveland, North Yorkshire, for a few days.    Fire crews were called...

24 March 2020

Charge waived for online delivery plastic bags


The 5p single-use plastic carrier bag charge has been waived for bags used in online grocery deliveries in England as of 21 March, with this temporary measure expected to end on ...