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Reclamation and Recycling

Vanden Recycling has calculated that an estimated 350,000 tonnes of plastic will go unrecycled and with no alternative market in 2018 because of China’s import ban. more

15 Dec 2017 12:08 Environment

The findings of a survey looking at the UK’s use of ‘On the Go’ recycling has highlighted that the systems in place are failing. more

15 Dec 2017 10:03 Environment

A tree made from 600 reused green plastic bottles is enabling West Sussex County Council promote the importance of recycling. more

14 Dec 2017 11:38 Environment

Students at the University of Bangor, North Wales, have decorated a Christmas Tree with plastics and waste materials collected from beach cleans in the area. more

14 Dec 2017 11:05 Environment

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has praised the UN’s ambitions for international action on plastics entering the marine environment. more

8 Dec 2017 14:15 Environment

A primary school in Wales that saw 100 percent of its pupils participate in a home recycling challenge over the summer has been congratulated by the Welsh Government. more

8 Dec 2017 09:26 Environment

Axion Polymers has re-formulated its recycled ABS polymer product to give improved physical properties and a superior surface finish. more

7 Dec 2017 16:35 Materials

The sub region of South East Asia could potentially become a world leader in importing plastic waste, according to a new study. more

7 Dec 2017 10:25 Environment

The first ‘closed loop’ plastic cup is set to launch in the UK next year. more

5 Dec 2017 14:33 Environment

Coral Products has invested in new plastics recycling equipment as it looks to manage in-house waste produced from a recently acquired manufacturing process. more

5 Dec 2017 09:30 Machinery

The President of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) has said that circularity can only be achieved in plastics recycling if quality is increased. more

4 Dec 2017 11:39 Environment

For the UK to make a significant increase to the amount of plastics packaging that is recycled there must be real investment in kerbside recycling systems and communications, says RECOUP. more

1 Dec 2017 00:00 Environment

A survey of consumers in the UK, Germany and Poland has found a lack of awareness amongst young people in the 18-24 age group. more

29 Nov 2017 12:26 Environment

Commitment from corporate brands to use recycled materials, an upswing in quality and investment in infrastructure are key factors needed for the successful future of the UK’s recycling industry. more

29 Nov 2017 11:32 Environment

A chain of 19 nurseries in the south of England has announced a ban on the use of glitter across all its sites. more

21 Nov 2017 10:41 Environment

A sector specialist at WRAP has said that despite the challenges facing the plastics recycling industry, there is “greater opportunities” to be exploited. more

20 Nov 2017 15:50 Events

In response to the proposal made by the Government to tax certain plastics packaging products, the British Plastics Federation has said it feels this is not "the best course of action." more

20 Nov 2017 10:04 Environment

Two years since Ettlinger signed a deal with Motan Colortronic for the sale of its melt filters in the UK and Ireland the products are being well received. more

17 Nov 2017 14:41 Machinery

Recycling challenges can make packaging projects difficult - RECOUP has released case studies on materials use for sustainability. more

10 Nov 2017 14:19 Industry News

Consumer and producer responsibility, increasing quality and quantity of collected material, creating demand through recycled content and innovative thinking were all part of the discussion for the delegates at the RECOUP annual conference. more

31 Oct 2017 09:40 Environment

Glanyrafon Industrial Estate, Recycling point for Ceredigion Council

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The Welsh Government has released its recycling figures for the last year, highlighting Wales' recycling success as a devolved UK nation. more

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