Plastic Recycling

How Green is My Product? Designing for Recycling

It can be challenging to manufacture plastic products that are genuinely ‘green’ – reusable, recoverable, remanufacturable and if all else fails, recyclable. So, where are we at as an industry today? This blog from the […]

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AMUT and Biffa’s ‘Green’ Collaboration Key to Reducing Plastics Pollution

AMUT has once again joined forces with Biffa, the UK’s waste materials management organisation, to build one of the UK’s most modern and technically advanced recycling facilities aimed at increasing plastic recycling capacity.

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RECOUP Secures Funding for Plastics Recycling Communications Research

Plastics recycling charity RECOUP has secured a grant from Innovate UK to co-fund an industry-led communications and behaviour change research project in Kent.

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Bunting Tackles Metal Contamination in Plastics Recycling

As the global focus on managing plastic waste continues to intensify, Bunting explores the challenges processors face when dealing with plastic waste and the importance of installing separation equipment to avoid material contamination. 

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Bright Green Plastics Invests to Increase Recycling Capabilities

Yorkshire-based Bright Green Plastics has invested a significant seven-figure sum into upgrading its facility with new washing and extruding machinery, allowing for the recovery of even more post-consumer waste.

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MBA Polymers Achieves the Carbon Trust’s Lower CO2 Label

MBA Polymers UK is delighted to announce that it is the first plastics recycling business in the UK to have its products achieve the Carbon Trust’s Lower CO2 label. 

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The Impact of Single-use Plastic Bans

Controversy surrounds single-use plastics. In this Q&A, plastics recycling firm Vanden explores the topic of single-use plastic bans and how they have impacted the plastic recycling industry.

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RECOUP Calls for ‘Best Recycled Plastic Product’ Award Submissions

Plastics recycling charity RECOUP has supported the Plastics Industry Awards with a category for the Best Recycled Plastic Product award since 2014. RECOUP has put out a call for submissions for the ‘Best Recycled Plastic […]

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VEKA Recycling’s Andy Burns Celebrates 10 Years of Service

Andy Burns is set to celebrate ten years as a driver for VEKA Recycling in July. Based in Burnley, Andy joined the company on 4 July 2011, making collections of PVC-U windows for recycling from […]

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RECOUP Launches New Hybrid Conference for 2021

Plastics recycling charity RECOUP is delighted to be able to offer a new hybrid conference on September 30 at KingsGate Conference Centre. Delegates will be able to attend in-person to maximise networking opportunities or view […]

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