BPI Recycled Products, the UK’s largest producer of refuse sacks and the largest polythene recycler in Europe, has achieved ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ certification at three of its manufacturing sites across the UK. more

May 10, 2016 2:14 PM Environment

UK manufactured plastic product recognised with third place at this year’s European Best Recycled Plastic Product awards. more

May 20, 2015 11:00 AM Environment

The key to increasing rates of recycling and recovery of plastics, as well as the creation of jobs in Europe is to better implement existing waste legislation, according to the President of PlasticsEurope Italia. more

May 1, 2015 12:24 PM Environment

The ongoing battle as to whether the Government is right to pass an exemption to the single-use carrier bag levy continues, with the OPA today accusing the BPF and others of “scaremongering." more

Jan 26, 2015 2:41 PM Industry News

Environmental Recycling Technologies plc (ERT) and Axion Polymers (Axion) have announced their first order for formulated recycled polymers tailored to the ERT Powder Impression Moulding (PIM) technology. more

Jan 16, 2015 3:47 PM Environment

Plastics Recyclers Europe has released a set of ‘design-for-recycling’ guidelines for PET trays. more

Sep 30, 2014 1:23 PM Environment

Conflicting opinions in the debate over future UK recycling rates are clouding the issues of what is realistically achievable and how challenging targets could be met, claims a leading resource recovery specialist. more

Sep 23, 2014 9:56 AM Environment

At a reception held in the House of Commons, the leader of the Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) said the plastics industry needed “help from Government” if it is to successfully form long-term goals to achieve the UK’s recycling targets. more

May 19, 2014 5:47 PM Environment



EREMA Recycling Machines and B+B Anlagenbau have recently supplied an expansion line for the production of food-grade HDPE at one of the UK’s pioneering recycling facilities. more

Feb 14, 2014 12:28 PM Environment

Funding from local authorities has enabled UK recycler Luxus to embark on a three year project that will enable R&D­ into recycled compounds for the automotive industry. more

Dec 18, 2013 2:16 PM Industry News

The British Plastics Federation’s Recycling Group (BPFRG) has backed the Marine Conservation Society campaign, ‘Don’t Let go!’ which discourages the use of balloons and sky lanterns. more

Aug 21, 2013 12:21 PM Environment

Barratt Homes has teamed up with recycling and waste management company, Powerday, to help school children celebrate Recycle Week with an initiative that has seen plastic milk bottles exchanged for garden furniture made entirely from recycled plastic more

Jun 14, 2013 11:56 AM Environment

Buxton Mineral Water has announced today (June 5), World Environment Day, that it is expanding its ‘Recycling Cycle’ scheme in Buxton. more

Jun 5, 2013 10:41 AM Environment

Time is running out for the recycling industry to deliver on the Government’s targets, according to a plastic bottle recycling firm. more

May 30, 2013 2:48 PM Environment

A new proposal has been put forward today (May 30) by the British Plastics Federation, with the aim of encouraging and incentivising the use of recycled plastics in UK manufacturing. more

May 30, 2013 2:25 PM Environment

AN UMBRELLA made only from polypropylene (PP) claims to be the ‘world’s first’ eco-sustainable umbrella. more

May 24, 2013 10:51 AM Environment

Lazy recyclers should have it their way

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) recently announced a study on recycling behaviour and habits and it caught my interest, and led to some thinking about recycling. more

May 22, 2013 3:07 PM Guest Blog 1 Comments

A UK milk bottle producer has created what they claim to be the ‘world’s first’ milk bottle with up to 30% recycled materials. more

May 17, 2013 10:51 AM Environment

Following the completion of the Government’s consultation on the introduction of a Code of Practice for Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs), a Lincolnshire-based recycler, has called for the urgent introduction of mandatory requirements. more

Apr 30, 2013 10:27 AM Environment

‘Recycle and Reward’ schemes, offering people money back for recycling empty plastic bottles and other materials including glass and aluminium will be piloted in Scotland. more

Feb 27, 2013 3:08 PM Environment

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