The UK’s first mixed plastics-to-extrusion HDPE and PP recycling plant is providing new market opportunities for the sale of recycled material, as well as new jobs and enhanced relations with local authorities. more

Jul 12, 2016 12:10 PM Environment

Following the launch of the Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (PIRAP) by Plastics 2020 and WRAP yesterday (16/06/15), the Resource Management Minister, Rory Stewart, has given his personal support to the plan. more

Jun 17, 2015 1:59 PM Environment

Plastics 2020 (namely BPF, PAFA and PlasticsEurope) and WRAP have launched a new action plan to improve and strengthen the UK’s plastics recycling sector. more

Jun 17, 2015 12:23 PM Environment

A consortium of organisations, led by Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s, are to launch an in-market trial programme aimed at significantly increasing the number of black CPET trays that are recycled. more

Jul 7, 2014 2:35 PM Environment

Carrier bag use in the UK in 2012 increased by 1.3 percent compared with figures published in 2011, however, there was a 2.6 percent decrease in the overall weight of the bags, according to the latest data published by WRAP. more

Jul 18, 2013 12:05 PM Environment

WRAP has revealed that its Recycle Week campaign, which celebrates its 10th anniversary next week (17-23 June), has seen local authority recycling schemes across the UK collect materials worth £2.4 billion, including plastic worth around £339 million more

Jun 12, 2013 2:30 PM Environment

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