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Plastic Recycling

Plastic Waste Recycling Targets

The success or failure to recycle plastic packaging in the UK and Europe is defined by targets.  The politicians set the targets and then monitor the relative recycling performance using data provided by the member states and local authorities.  In this article, we look at the most recent targets and the accuracy of reported data.…

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Metal Separation from Virgin and Recycled Plastics at the K2019 Exhibition

Bunting Magnetics Europe FF Grate Magnet

Removing metal from virgin and recycled plastics is the focus on the Bunting stand (Hall 10/J 47) at the international K 2019 exhibition (16-23 October 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany). Metal contamination is an issue for any company producing plastics products or managing plastic waste.  In virgin plastic manufacturing processes, metal damages processing equipment and the quality…

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Recovering Metal at RWM 2019

RWM 2019 metal recovering

Dynamic techniques to recover and separate metal from secondary ‘waste’ materials is the theme for the Bunting stand at RWM 2019 (11 & 12 September, NEC, Birmingham, UK).  Solutions for recovering metal and removing metal from the reclaimed product to enable recycling, are on display on stand P1. Recycling has never had a higher profile. …

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The Plastic Future

Plastic Waste

Over the last two years there has been an unprecedented backlash against single use plastics.  Despite the data and reports being readily available for decades, the general public’s awareness of the problems associated with plastic waste was ignited by Sir David Attenborough and the BBC’s Blue Planet television series.  Since then, public pressure has galvanized politicians…

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Bauma ’19 Attracts The Crowds

Bauma 2019

Bauma 2019 attracted more than 620,000 visitors from every continent on the planet.  From Monday April 8th through to Sunday April 14th, Bauma lived up to its reputation as ‘the largest construction machinery trade fair in the world’. “2019 was the first year that Bunting has exhibited,” said Dave Hills, Bunting’s Head of Sales.  “The…

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Bunting Exhibiting At Bauma

Bauma 2019

Bunting Magnetics features for the first time as an exhibitor at Bauma 2019 (April 8-14, 2019).  The Bauma exhibition is one of the world’s leading trade fairs devoted to the mining, mineral processing, construction and recycling industries.  It is staged in Munich, Germany every three years. “With the addition of the Master Magnets product portfolio…

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The Changing Face of Plastics Recycling

Plastic Recycling

Nov/Dec 18 issue – British Plastics & Rubber 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? Since September 2017, there has…

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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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