Reclamation and Recycling

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. Read more

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Britvic, Danone and Unilever, along with Alpla and Remondis, are amongst several food, drink and consumer goods giants to join forces with BP to speed up the development of the technology. Read more


Rounding up 2019

In his exclusive column this month, Philip Law looks back on a successful K show for both enquiries and engagement, and provides an update on the Federation's latest activities in the areas of circular economy, Brexit and packaging. Read more

3 Dec 2019 16:01 BPF Blog

The companies announce they are joining forces in a UK-based project that will see the production of a new range of high-specification polymers with up to 50 per cent recycled content. Read more

Industry News

Bill outlines the Government’s intention to introduce charges for “a number of single-use plastics items”, as well as confirming the introduction of a bottle deposit return scheme and consistent recycling schemes. Read more


The acquisition will create “one of the world’s largest plastic packaging companies” globally with a footprint of over 290 locations worldwide. Read more

Industry News

EMR Metal Recycling, and its plastic division, MBA Polymers, are giving all drivers refillable bottles in an attempt to lessen the number of single-use plastics purchased 'on-the-go'. Read more



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Environment ministers commit to voluntary framework to prevent reduce plastic discharge into the oceans. Read more


Celebrating 10 years of pellet loss mitigation and contributing to the health of our oceans

Adela Putinelu, Sustainability Issues Executive at the British Plastics Federation, marks 10-years of Operation Clean Sweep, the international industry initiative to stop plastic pellet loss to the environment, with a special report. Read more

10 Jun 2019 10:53 BPF Blog

The company says bottles collected by staff at its HQ in Atlanta will be recycled to create the gowns for over 200 students to wear next year. Read more


Association questions testing methods used in the study, which looks at the degradation rates of five types of plastic bags found commonly on UK high streets when treated as litter. Read more


The association says low-grade, mixed plastic waste exports should undergo tighter controls, irrespective of their destination in order to create a strong driver for an improvement in the quality of sorted plastics being produced across the UK. Read more


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