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3 Successful Plastics Recycling Projects for Recycle Week

Celebrating Recycling Success The theme of the 2018 Recycle Week (24-30 September)  is ‘Recycling. We do. Because it matters.’  Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, organised by WRAP under the ‘Recycle Now‘ brand. Recycling has never been more prominent in the news, with managing plastic waste high on the agenda.  We work with many plastic recycling…

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3 Facts About Plastic Packaging Waste

Plastic Packaging Waste

Latest DEFRA Waste Recycling Data  There is a great deal of misinformation about plastic waste.  In this blog, we review three key facts relating to the latest DEFRA data (from 2016) on plastic packaging waste (published in February 2018). The Amount of Plastic Packaging Waste UK households generated 1,015,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste in 2016.  This is…

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Metal Detectors Detecting More Than Treasure

Metal Detectors

Technology Keeping Waste Metal-Free The BBC television series Detectorists has significantly increased the public’s awareness of metal detectors, but many people remain unaware of their importance in the recycling of waste materials. Although the size and design of metal detector used in the recycling industry may be different to those used by the enthusiasts on the television…

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Defining Plastics Recyclability

Plastic Recycling

Global Definition of Recyclable Plastic Packaging The global outcry of hostility against plastic products has been gathering momentum since the end of 2017 and, subsequently, politicians and governments have pledged to introduce measures to reduce plastic waste.   However, many of these new policies have been deemed to be popularist and lacking in substance. Many governments,…

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EcoVyn Reduce Plastic Waste by 94% with Bunting Magnets

Drawer Magnets

Magnetic Separators Remove Contamination from Plastic Waste EcoVyn Ltd has installed two Bunting Drawer Filter Magnets to remove ferrous metal contamination from plastic waste.  Since the installation of the magnetic separators, EcoVyn has reduced their waste by 94%. EcoVyn Ltd is at the forefront of PVC compounding and brings pioneering new technology to the market…

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UK Drinks Container Recycling Strategy Creates ‘Bottleneck’

Container Recycling

UK Waste Plan Means More Recycling Plants 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 ‘bottleneck’ in the recycling chain.  Recycling plants are expected to be…

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Is Recycling in UK Reaching Crisis Point?

Troubled Times for the UK and European Recycling Sectors There appears to be a distinct disconnect between the political rhetoric and what is actually happening in the waste and recycling sector.  In the UK, Theresa May has pledged to eliminate plastic waste by 2042 and the European government has ‘declared war’ on plastic waste setting…

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Export Success at FIP Solution Plastique Exhibition

Bunting Magnetics Support BMS France at Plastics Show Dave Hills, Bunting Europe’s Head of Sales, was on the stand of local distributor, BMS France for the duration of the major annual international plastics exhibition, FIP Solution Plastique, held in Lyon, France between 13th and 16th June 2017. Dave gave us this report: “Last week [13th…

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Product Design is vital to meet Future Recycling Goals

Is Our Environmental Future Simply Down to Design? Technology that enables the separation of one or more materials from another has been essential even before the industrial revolution.  The more recent global necessity for the reclamation, reuse and recycling of materials has driven equipment developers to develop a wide range of separation systems to separate…

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Export Success for Bunting Magnetics – K2016 Plastics Show

Bunting Magnetics Europe Has Most Successful Show Ever We surpassed all expectations when exhibiting at last month’s K2016 plastics show(19th and 26th October 2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany). The trade fair K2016 presents the innovations of the international plastics and rubber industry and is held every 3 years in Germany.  The show is reported to be the…

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