Reclamation and Recycling

Have a litte hope

In the ongoing series of his exclusive column, the first instalment of 2019 sees Philip Law, reflect on the significance of a major new plastics waste alliance, discuss the ongoing Brexit saga and explain why hope is something we should all have. Read more

31 Jan 2019 16:59 BPF Blog 1 Comments


The 'plastic road' (Credit: MacRebur)

Funding for new plastics-based technology that could help stop potholes from forming has been announced by the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling. Read more


UK-based polyolefin recycler, ImerPlast, says it is “excited by the opportunities” offered by the implementation of the new plastics tax on packaging. Read more

Industry News

Recycling Technologies

Recycling Technologies pilot plant

UK Government is allocating funding to Tay Cities to invest up to £5.2m in an advanced plastic reprocessing facility. Read more


Environment Secretary launches long-awaited blueprint that will see overhaul of ERP system, DRS implementation and consistency in household collections. Read more


Leading figures from across the recycling, environment and waste management industries are amongst the first to be announced as keynote speakers at a high-profile London event next year. Read more



The new compounding line at Luxus.

Luxus has installed a new £1.5m compounding line at its manufacturing facility based in Louth, Lincolnshire. Read more

Industry News

UK-based cleantech company, Econic Technologies, has announced the appointment of Dr. Just Jansz as the new non-executive Chair to the board of directors to take it into the next phase of business scale-up. Read more

Industry News

Wales’ Environment Minister has confirmed eight new projects across the country that will encourage citizens to ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ their waste. Read more


Document outlines key actions it recommends businesses should take to ensure sustainable use of plastics; says “significant investment” must be made to meet proposed milestones. Read more


Boston Matthews

Simon Brooks (left) and Graham Henstock

Boston Matthews and Munchy have appointed Graham Henstock to provide technical sales support for the company’s range of customers. Read more

Industry News

Shifts away from the traditional recycling business models could lead to more profits and open up market opportunities, says Axion. Read more

The Changing Face of Plastics Recycling

The BBC’s Blue Planet II is seen by many as the catalyst that stimulated significant action regards the way we use, reuse and dispose of plastics. Paul Fears looks at the proposed measures and asks what change is needed to make them a success. Read more

5 Nov 2018 00:00 Guest Blog

Everything you need to know at-a-glance about the Chancellor's new measures relating to reducing plastics waste announced in the Autumn 2018 budget. Read more

Industry News



The Dow Chemical Company has launched a worldwide campaign designed to raise awareness of the issue of ocean plastic pollution. Read more



AMI Consulting

The impact of the move towards a circular economy is presenting a new era for the polymer supply industry, finds a new report. Read more


Members of the European Parliament have voted in favour of a ban on ‘single-use’ plastic items. Read more

Industry News

Environment Minister says new funding over the next three years will be in new infrastructure, campaigns and grants to further improve recycling rates. Read more



INCPEN has become a guarantor of OPRL (Image: OPRL)

INCPEN is joining the On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) scheme’s guarantors, recognising the two organisations’ shared membership base and mutual interests in promoting the recyclability of packaging and a public policy environment that supports this. Read more

Industry News

A new £1.4 million flagship projects competition was launched at the inaugural annual meeting for members of The UK Plastics Pact, held in London last week. Read more


Glanyrafon Industrial Estate, Recycling point for Ceredigion Council

Ian Capper via Geograph CCL

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

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