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Plastic Recycling

Bunting Magnetics: New UK Drinks Container Recycling Strategy Creates ‘Bottleneck’

The UK Government’s announcement that people in England will soon have to pay a deposit when they buy drinks bottles and metal cans [28th March 2018] in an attempt to curb waste is expected to create a […]

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Vanden Welcome Proposed Deposit Return Scheme to Aid Higher Quality Recycling

The proposed deposit return scheme (DRS) for plastic bottles and other small drinks containers has the potential to lead to higher quality recycling, according to Vanden Recycling.

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Contamination Hinders Plastic Recycling

The environmental impact of poorly managing plastic waste has been in the headlines since the BBC’s Blue Planet II series was aired at the end of 2017.  In January, Theresa May pledged to eliminate the […]

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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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