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Plastic Recycling

The Good, the Bad and the Unrecyclable – What Should We Do About Plastic Packaging?

Many UK consumers have been left frustrated and angry about reports that plastics they’ve sorted for recycling might still end up in landfill, or worse still, be polluting the oceans.

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RECOUP Leading the 2018 Plastics Recycling Challenges

RECOUP support continues to grow with leading sorting technology provider Bühler UK Limited being the latest to join the ranks and hosting the first 2018 member meeting.

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Vanden Recycling Welcome Sensible Government Environment Plan

Leading UK plastics recycler Vanden Recycling has said that the Government’s 25-year Environment Plan has sensible suggestions for developing UK plastics recycling.

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BPF Respond to Theresa May’s Announcement on Plastic Waste

On 11 January 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to eradicate all of the UK’s avoidable plastic waste by 2042, as part of the government’s 25-year Environment Plan.

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Vanden Recycling Predict Effect of China Import Ban

Vanden Recycling has calculated that 350,000 tonnes of plastic that would have previously been recycled won’t be in 2018 as a result of the ban on imports of plastic scrap into China. 

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RECOUP Local Authority Survey Confirms Disposal ‘On the Go’ in the UK is Failing

There is an increasing shift from Government, media and the public around the leakage of used packaging into the natural environment. Reducing litter, disposal ‘On the Go’ i.e. in public spaces such as high streets […]

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Environmental Image Important to UK Plastics Converters

European Plastics Converters (EuPC) — a European trade association —has surveyed plastics converters across Europe to look at the current and future use of recycled content as well as incentives and barriers to its use.

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Is Plastic the Recycling Pantomime Villain?

Pressure Grows on Plastics and the Environment In 2017 the media has gradually increased the pressure on the plastics industry by highlighting the effect of waste plastic in our global environment.  This focus shows no […]

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Survey: Less Than 1 Out of 3 Young UK Consumers Recycle

A new survey commissioned by PlasticsEurope and RECOUP with over 4,100 participants from the UK, Germany and Poland, reveals that there is a lack of awareness about recycling amongst young citizens (18-24 age group).

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Plastics Industry Response to Proposed Tax on Plastic Packaging Products

In response to the government’s proposal to tax certain plastic packaging products the British Plastics Federation has issued the following statement:

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