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BPF’s Recycling Chairman: Look deeper than data to avoid further damage

As the opportunities to export plastics waste lessen, and the UK’s ‘true’ recycling figures become increasingly under scrutiny, Roger Baynham says that “misleading and unjustifiable” reporting will only add to the challenges facing the industry. more

5 Sep 2018 14:27 BPF Blog

The head of a UK plastics recycling organisation has said the “‘the unnecessary annual game of plastic PRN poker between the sellers and buyers will commence” now that packaging recycling data for the third quarter of 2015 has been published. more

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The CK Group has announced that it is to become a founder member of a new focus group within The Recycling Association (TRA), dedicated entirely to the plastic recycling sector. more

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The British Plastics Federation’s Recycling Group (BPF RG) has reiterated its claim that the packaging recovering note (PRN) system needs urgent reform. more

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The BPF Recycling Group (BPFRG) has today launched a new manifesto for 2014 with a strong message of PRN/PERN system reform for plastics. more

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Paul Levett, Chairman of Closed Loop Recycling’s advisory board, is calling on the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement (5th December, 2013) to provide greater clarity on Landfill Tax in order to boost investment in the UK recycling industry. more

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Jonathan Short, Managing Director of ECO Plastics, writes for BP&R on how changes made to recycling targets in the UK need to be mirrored by the introduction of other regulatory amendments, including a review of the PRN/PERN regime. more

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DEFRA has unveiled a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Code of Practice and Quality Action Programme designed to improve the quality of dry recyclates from co-mingled commercial and local waste streams in the UK. more

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The British Plastics Federation's Recycling Group has released the results of its 2011 Annual Return Survey, which saw its members recycling a total of 517,000 tonnes of plastics and breaking the half a million tonne barrier for the first time. more

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