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Reclamation and Recycling

The British Plastics Federation has outlined a new strategic document outlining a range of key proposals intended to drive innovation in the plastics sector and improve UK recycling rates. more

Environment

WRAP has launched a “world-leading” initiative that will create a circular economy for plastics that tackles the causes of plastics waste and pollution and keeps it out of the environment. more

Environment

Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has called on the sports industry to use its influence and promote best practice in dealing with plastics waste. more

Environment

The CEO of INCPEN has responded to claims that plastic packaging is failing to prevent food waste by saying that joined up thinking is required to make the most of resources. more

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Waitrose

Waitrose will now only supply hot drinks to customers in reusable cups

Waitrose, KPMG and the Vice President of the European Commission in Brussels have all announced their intentions to reduce their use of plastics this week. more

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Nestle

Nestle is aiming to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025

Nestlé, the world's largest food and beverage company, has announced its ambition to make 100 per cent of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025. more

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A ‘taxing’ question for single-use plastics recycling

Richard McKinlay, Head of Circular Economy at resource recovery specialist Axion, discusses the options for encourage packaging recycling. more

6 Apr 2018 09:55 Guest Blog

BPF Marine Litter

Delegates at the follow-up event

A follow-up event dedicated to progressing the pledges made by stakeholders at a marine litter prevention conference has concluded positively. more

Environment

Julie Girling MEP

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Julie Girling MEP has sounded a warning over calls for the elimination or banning of plastics following the heightened awareness of environmental and recycling issues. more

Industry News

Müller has acquired new production facilities in the UK as it looks to increase the amount of recycled plastics in its packaging. more

Environment

PG tips tea bags produced with a fully biodegradable corn starch seal will replace polypropylene equivalents in the UK. more

Materials

Recycling centres can now access the improved ballistics separator range from German machinery builders Stadler. more

Machinery

Out of sight, out of mind no more: An open letter to the plastics industry

In the following post, naturalist and author, Sarah Roberts, writes about the importance of education when it comes to stemming the flow of plastics into the natural environment. more

14 Feb 2018 11:35 Guest Blog

The first RECOUP members meeting in 2018 brought stakeholders together to discuss the “unprecedented agenda for change” for plastics recycling and resource efficiency. more

Environment

VEKA Recycling is set to build what it says will be “the most advanced recycling plant in Europe” for the recycling of PVC-U door and window profiles. more

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ASDA

ASDA

ASDA has said it will work collaboratively with industry and partners as it looks to increase the recyclability of its products and the way it uses plastics and packaging within its business. more

Industry News

A range of recycled additives for plastics is available from Hamburg based Velox. more

Industry News

UK supermarket, Waitrose, has pledged to eliminate the sale of own-brand products in black plastics packaging by the end of 2019. more

Industry News

Shropshire manufacturer of recycling machinery Lyndex, has launched a two-ram high volume plastics waste baler. more

Machinery

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

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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