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The technology is capable of efficiently sorting and separating plastics, meaning less waste and more new plastics available for production Read more

Machinery

The report found that 52 per cent of Local Authorities were experiencing issues with plastic markets, with nearly half of these stating market values were being affected Read more

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First Mile estimates that millions of coat hangers end up in general waste when they could be recycled, with research suggesting that Britain has 540 million surplus hangers Read more

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The newly-elected President of the British Plastics Federation says that he is confident that through collaboration and innovation the industry will reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste. Read more

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The recycling method is aiming to help businesses meet the 2042 plastic free target according to Direct 365. Read more

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By chemically upcycling consumer-discarded PET into higher-value PBT materials with enhanced properties and suitability for more durable applications, the company is encouraging the use of recycled resins Read more

Materials

The results were presented at the 2019 edition of the VInylPlus Conference in Prague, where the industry shared further progress towards increasing the sustainability performance of PVC Read more

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The Platform is also working on the development of ‘Recyclability Evaluation Protocols’ for the different polymers and packaging that are placed on the EU market Read more

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The aim of this new 30-month R&D project known as Odour Control, is to employ unique process technologies to deliver high value second life applications for odour contaminated plastics Read more

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Launched to help address the UK’s extremely low on-the-go recycling rates, the ground-breaking six-month trial in Leeds has doubled the number of people recycling plastic, can, and coffee cups and has recycled 600,000 cups in less than six months Read more

Environment

For a 24 hour period, starting at 9am local time of the 9th May in each country, the network of groups from countries spanning five continents will release a series of aerial photographs and videos of messages calling for a 'Clean Planet' Read more

Environment

Plastics Recyclers Europe release data of the 2018 review for HDPE and PP packaging recycling capacities in Europe. Read more

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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

Environment

The UK's third biggest supermarket is to trial a scheme allowing customers to remove plastic packaging from their groceries and leave it for recycling before taking items home as part of a number of new pledges announced. Read more

Carbios has developed a unique and sustainable technology using highly specific enzymes that can recycle much broader PET plastics and polyester fibres feedstock than any other recycling technologies Read more

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The Circular Economy Fund will help Wales to reach the milestones of 70 per cent recycling by 2025, and 100 per cent by 2050, as set out in the Welsh Government’s Towards Zero Waste waste strategy Read more

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The trial will begin in August and will involve Deliveroo workers picking up used containers so restaurants can wash and reuse containers for future use Read more

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The new IT platform was developed by EuPC in cooperation with its members, and in support to the European Commission’s EU Plastics Strategy Read more

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The technology is currently being used by food producers in Europe and the United States who are reporting increased detection rates for foreign materials up from 85 per cent to 95 per cent Read more

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The report finds that the DRS is expected to cost almost £1 billion to set up, to collect recyclables worth just £37 million Read 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. Read more

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