Posts Tagged ‘Plastic Waste’

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 anything actually changed? Since September 2017,…

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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

Latest 2016 Waste Recycling DEFRA Data The UK’s largest recycling exhibition, RWM, takes place on the 12th and 13th September 2018 (NEC, Birmingham, UK).  Leading up to the show, we wanted to 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…

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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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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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Metal Separation Demos Ignite Interest at 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 of the Bunting and…

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Plastics Positivity at Technivation

Polymer Training and 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 range of working…

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New UK Drinks Container Recycling Strategy Creates 'Bottleneck'

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.  Scotland has previously announced plans for a…

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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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