The Government's latest findings on the change in the recycling rate in 2016 shows the UK will likely miss the EU 2020 target, but significant progress in plastics packaging recycling leaves the blame at public failure to compost food waste. more

23 Feb 2018 10:42 Environment

Cambridgeshire company PLASgran has increased its separation line with a CImbria DELTA Classification machine. more

22 Feb 2018 09:14 Industry News

As the supply of post-consumer recycling in the UK fast increases, Beauparc the owner of Panda recycling has announced plans to build a new recycling plant. more

16 Feb 2018 12:06 Industry News

Philip's new line of coffee machines uses regrind from its former vacuum cleaners as its base material. more

15 Feb 2018 11:23 Materials

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

15 Feb 2018 10:20 Machinery

RPC bpi protec launches sustainable stand-up pouch solution at Packaging Innovations. more

15 Feb 2018 09:25 Materials

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Black plastics are widely used across the packaging industry for perceived benefits in the presentation of food, but are notoriously hard to recycle due to detection problems. Now, Luxus of Louth has launched a packaging analysis service. more

14 Feb 2018 15:29 Industry News


The BBC has announced a plan to remove single-use plastic from its operations by 2020. more

14 Feb 2018 11:58 Industry News

Plastic Recyclers Europe data has reported an overall rise in polyethylene recycling, led by Spain, Germany and Italy. more

14 Feb 2018 10:25 Industry News

Italian recyclers Montello has welcomed the addition of forty TOMRA Autosort machines to its lines in Bergamo. more

13 Feb 2018 14:56 Machinery

A new film decontamination plant has set up by Germany's Herbold Meckesheim in the East Rand. more

12 Feb 2018 12:23 Industry News

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

9 Feb 2018 10:47 Environment

Stakeholders from across industry, retail and waste management showed strong support for a proposed industry pledge on tackling marine litter. more

8 Feb 2018 16:58 Environment

Arla Foods, a farmer-owned dairy cooperative, has announced a £72million investment in its UK operations, part of which it will use to develop new packaging technologies. more

6 Feb 2018 14:52 Industry News



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

6 Feb 2018 11:32 Industry News

In the wake of more retail, leisure and business outlets announcing a ban on the use of plastic drinking straws, the CEO of one of the world’s biggest manufacturers has said to stop using them is “not reasonable.” more

5 Feb 2018 12:23 Materials

CEFLEX has increased particiaption in its programme to expand the collection of small packaging items. more

1 Feb 2018 11:14 Industry News

David Wilson, director at Vanden UK, comments on the recent broadside against plastic packaging and suggests ways packaging designers can improve reclamation... more

31 Jan 2018 17:00 Industry News

The chair of the British Plastics Federation recycling group has praised Sky News' work in exposing the offshoring of household recycling to Hong Kong and Poland. more

29 Jan 2018 12:27 Industry News

Big Mac purveyor McDonalds has pledged to retain all its plastic and fibre based packaging in the circular economy within the decade. more

29 Jan 2018 11:41 Industry News

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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