Posts Tagged ‘Plastics Recycling’

The Plastic Future

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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AJ Solutions Open House 2019

AJ Solutions Open Day 2019

The 2019 AJ Solutions Open House (27th and 28th March 2019) was another huge success.  AJ Solutions represent companies based globally providing equipment and technological solutions for the plastics sector and many were present with table top displays. “The Open House is a great idea, providing an opportunity for many of AJ Solutions principles to…

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Renmar Plastics Machinery and 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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ArabPlast 19 Provides Middle East Plastics Industry Gateway

Bunting Magnetics Dubai

Successful ArabPlast 18 for Bunting Magnetics The weather was a little warmer in Dubai than the UK for this year’s ArabPlast 2019.  The 4-day exhibition focused on the Middle East plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industries.  The geographical location of exhibitors was as wide and varied as their products.  This proved ideal for the large number…

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The Changing Face of Plastics Recycling

Plastic 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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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 Separation Demos Ignite Interest at IFAT 2018

Bunting Master Magnets

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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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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