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Wood Mackenzie’s analysis estimates the amount of PET bottles required to meet the 25 per cent rPET content goal for carbonated soft drink and PET water bottles is equivalent to 1.5 million tonnes in 2025 and 2.2 million tonnes in 2030 Read more

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With the successful commissioning of its new £65 million plastics reprocessing plant near Bristol, in 2020 Viridor will create new raw materials from all its core recyclable materials collected in the UK Read more

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Axion has welcomed the all-in approach as it removes the incentive for brands to offer discounted alternatives not included in the DRS scheme, such as water in cans instead of bottles Read more

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Goplasticpallets.com says that the Government’s plans to introduce a plastic tax on plastic packaging with less that 30 per cent recycled content has made the moral case for using recycling plastic a business case as well Read more

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Backed by a range on national brands and retailers, the campaign is being run in partnership with Swansea City Council, and will launch as a five-month pilot in September, aiming to increase recycling levels Read more

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A final agreement is expected to be finalised during the second half of 2019, and would entail the sale of a recycling plant, worth approximately between €25 and €30 million, as well as license revenue and future profits Read more

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During the trial period Iceland has been gaining feedback from its customer, who have responded extremely positive with 96 per cent of shoppers believing the scheme should be extended to all retailers Read more

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Clariant is supporting the industry with environmentally-compatible solutions and in designed materials and products which are easier to separate, recover, and reuse Read more

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CEUS – “Circular Economy for Urban Plastic Waste” – has been established with numerous stakeholders. Read more

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It was initially thought all the recycling from the beach had been taken to the energy recovery facility, but the investigation shows it was tin cans only. Read more

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Of the more than 1,000 consumers who took part in the research, only 50 per cent said they were aware that plastic films can be recycled, but an overwhelming majority, 93 per cent, said they would like to be able to recycle plastic films more easil Read more

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The film is suitable for use in a range of markets, is printable, and offers and wide seal and hot tack range Read more

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The ICIS report found the PET bottle collection rate in Western Europe has risen from 58 per cent in 2016 to 63 per cent in 2018, and is projected to reach 65 per cent in 2019, but is not on course to reach 2029 targets Read more

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The software tool is based on public and recognised criteria catalogues such as those from Plastics Recyclers Europe and is used by Henkel throughout the company Read more

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The Reclamation and Remanufacture of Lithium Ion Batteries project is funded by UK Research and Innovation through the Faraday Battery Challenge, an initiative aimed at developing cost-effective, high-performance, and recyclable automotive batteries Read more

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Additional equipment has been purchased and installed at its Shredder Waste Advanced Processing Plant (SWAPP), at Trafford Park, which has ‘de-bottlenecked’ part of the process Read more

Materials

The waterproof outer fabric of the nappy was previously knitted used virgin polyester yarn, but will now be made from recycled polyester from plastic bottles Read more

Environment

Feedback from the consultation, which took place between February and May of this year and received more than 208,000 responses, showed strong public backing for an all-in DRS model Read more

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In an update on progress towards the introduction of the landmark Environment Bill – the first for 20 years – the government has published firm positions on issues ranging from trees, water, and recycling, to boost the natural environment Read more

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The consultation, which ran from February until May, asked UK residents for their views on EPR, and a further consultation on proposals for a Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers was carried out at the same time Read more

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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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