Recycling & Waste

Our 2018 Review

A Look Back at Our News & Blogs from 2018 BREXIT and concerns about plastic waste have dominated the news in 2018.  Despite the BREXIT pessimism, UK exporters continue to export and the plastics industry is working hard to pacify environmentalists.  2018 has been another great year for Bunting Europe and we look back on…

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The Changing Face of Plastics Recycling

The Big Story Headline Article in British Plastics & Rubber (Nov/Dec 18 Issue) The BBC’s Blue Planet II appeared on our television screen in September 2017.  The amazing documentary series highlighted the challenges faced by marine life and generated a global anti-plastic tidal wave that shows no sign of diminishing.  However, has our plastics recycling strategy actually changed?…

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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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A Rejuvenated RWM Exhibition

  Busy Stand for Bunting Magnetics at RWM At this year’s rejuvenated RWM Exhibition (NEC, Birmingham, 12th – 13th September), the Bunting Magnetics and Master Magnets stand proved to be a great success.  Being positioned in a prime stand in front of the entrance, and with working metal separators on the stand, visitors were drawn to see…

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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

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

Global Definition of Recyclable Plastic Packaging and Products Released 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…

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Metal Recovery Focus at CARS 18

Metal Recovery Equipment on Show at CARS Exhibition At the CARS 2018 exhibition (11-12 July 2018, NAEC, Stoneleigh, UK), the focus on stand M6 will be on maximising the recovery of metal whilst also maintaining purity levels. The Complete Auto Recycling Show (CARS) is Europe’s premier event for auto recyclers and material processors. It is the only event…

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Metal Separation MOT at WASTE 18

A Free Review of Magnetic Separators and Eddy Current Separators At this week’s WASTE’18 Expo (Thursday, 5th July 2018, Warwickshire Event Centre, Leamington Spa, UK), on stand A Bunting Magnetics and Master Magnets are offering a free Metal Separation MOT. The Metal Separation MOT involves a site visit to review the positioning, set-up, strength, and separation performance of Magnetic…

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EcoVyn Reduce Waste by 94% with Bunting 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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