Posts Tagged ‘Plastic Waste’

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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Renmar Plastics & Bunting Magnetics Collaboration

Plastic Machinery

Renmar Plastics Machinery and Bunting Magnetics Europe have established a close working collaboration.  Both companies provide process solutions to the plastics sector. “Our objective is to provide all our customers with the best service possible,” explained Tom Higginbottom, Bunting’s Sales Engineer.  “Developing a close relationship with Kevin [Horne] and the team at Renmar enables us…

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The Changing Face of Plastics Recycling

Plastic Recycling

The Big Story Headline 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? Since…

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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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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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Metal Separation Demos Ignite Interest at IFAT 2018

Bunting Master Magnets

Working Magnetic Separators, IFAT 2018 Visitors to IFAT 2018 Enthralled by Working Magnetic Separators. An Eddy Current Separator was violently expelling non-ferrous metals from plastic waste on one side of the stand, whilst large chunks of fragmented stainless steel were being separated by the SSSC on the other.  ‘Seeing Is Believing’ was very much the basis…

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Plastics Positivity at Technivation

The Technivation Conference Polymer Training & Innovation Centre Hosts UK Plastics Sector Professionals The Technivation conference, hosted by the Polymer Training and Innovation Centre in Telford (18th April 2018), attracted delegates from across the UK plastics sector. The Polymer Training and Innovation Centre (PITC) provides training for engineers working with plastics and has an extensive…

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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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