Posts Tagged ‘Plastics Recycling’

ArabPlast 19 Provides Middle East Plastics Industry Gateway

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

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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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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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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Contamination Hinders Plastics Recycling

Metal Contamination is Another Problem Facing Plastics Recycling Companies The environmental impact of poorly managing plastic waste has been in the headlines since the BBC’s Blue Planet II series was aired at the end of 2017.  In January, Theresa May made a pledge to eliminate the UK’s plastic waste by 2042, although the detail of…

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Is Plastic the Recycling Pantomime Villain?

Pressure Grows on Plastics and the Environment In 2017 the media has gradually increased the pressure on the plastics industry by highlighting the effect of waste plastic in our global environment.  This focus shows no sign of going away, with the UN oceans chief stating that Ocean plastic is a ‘planetary crisis’.   Ironically, in many…

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Environmental Issues Highlighted at Interplas 2017

Interplas Exhibition Well Supported by Plastics Industry  On the morning of day 2 of the Interplas 2017 exhibition (26th – 28th September, NEC, Birmingham, UK), BBC Radio 5 Live featured a news item reporting that UK pub operator, JD Weatherspoon, had decided to stop using plastic straws.  This announcement highlighted the challenges facing the plastics…

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