Plastic Recycling

Worldwide 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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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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Interactive Stand 5Q11 at RWM Visitor interaction is the theme of the Bunting stand at this year’s RWM (12-13 September, 2018, NEC, Birmingham, UK).  With their stand (5Q11) in prime-position opposite the entrance to the show, Bunting will invite visitors to take a lump of non-ferrous metal or stainless steel, place it on the belt of the…

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Plastics Recycling Conference Leading industry publication. Recycling Today, organised a conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands discussing the challenges of plastics recycling.  Plastics Recycling Conference Europe (2-3 November 2016) features speakers from companies across the World, bringing together a wealth of plastic recycling knowledge. Our Head of Sales, Dave Hills, was supporting one of our customers,…

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Recycling Technology on Show at K2016 The UK has set an objective of recycling 57% of plastic packaging by 2020.  To achieve this target, the Plastics Industry Recycing Action Plan (PIRAP) is being implemented by the British Plastics Federation (BPF) and Plastics Europe with the support of WRAP. However, with only 29% of plastics packaging presently being recycled…

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What Gets Recovered by a Magnet? Having worked in the recycling industry for over 30 years, it never ceases to amaze me what is recovered from secondary materials and waste.  Here are 5 unusual items: Spanish peseta coins – Out of date and, more oddly, recovered from metal that had passed through a car shredding operation…

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Getting the Most Out of Eddy Current Separators Eddy Current Separators are used extensively throughout the recycling industry to separate non-ferrous metal (e.g. aluminium beverage cans, shredded aluminium and copper etc) from non-metallic materials.  However, there are many misconceptions about the design and operation of the Eddy Current Separator and this blog looks at 5…

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Stainless Steel Separator demo

Magnetic Separators at UK’s RWM16 Exhibition Demonstration is the focus on the Bunting Magnetics Europe stand 5R81 at RWM16 (13th – 15th September 2016 NEC Birmingham UK) with a fully operational High Intensity Separation Conveyor (HISC) separating both stainless steel and printed circuit boards from non-magnetic materials. Bunting Magnetics is one of the world’s leading…

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Drum Magnet

Successful Metal Separation from Waste Extending BCMY’s ability to efficiently and effectively manage old laser and toner cartridges was the primary objective behind the development of a new recycling line and the installation of a Bunting Drum Magnet.  BCMY specialise in recycling printer cartridges. BCMY Ltd, based in Lancing in West Sussex, is one of…

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Overband Conveyor Magnet

Enhanced Ferrous Metal Separation from Bunting Magnetics Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd has worked closely with Hanbury Plastics Recycling (HPR) to provide a bespoke Magnetic Separation solution for metal separation. From their operation in Stoke-on-Trent, HPR specialise in creating high quality plastic feedstock materials, by sorting commingled commercial, industrial and post-consumer waste into separated polymer streams…

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