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Plastic Waste Recycling Targets

The success or failure to recycle plastic packaging in the UK and Europe is defined by targets.  The politicians set the targets and then monitor the relative recycling performance using data provided by the member states and local authorities.  In this article, we look at the most recent targets and the accuracy of reported data.…

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Metal Separation from Virgin and Recycled Plastics at the K2019 Exhibition

Bunting Magnetics Europe FF Grate Magnet

Removing metal from virgin and recycled plastics is the focus on the Bunting stand (Hall 10/J 47) at the international K 2019 exhibition (16-23 October 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany). Metal contamination is an issue for any company producing plastics products or managing plastic waste.  In virgin plastic manufacturing processes, metal damages processing equipment and the quality…

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Recovering Metal at RWM 2019

RWM 2019 metal recovering

Dynamic techniques to recover and separate metal from secondary ‘waste’ materials is the theme for the Bunting stand at RWM 2019 (11 & 12 September, NEC, Birmingham, UK).  Solutions for recovering metal and removing metal from the reclaimed product to enable recycling, are on display on stand P1. Recycling has never had a higher profile. …

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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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AJ Solutions Open House 2019

AJ Solutions Open Day 2019

27th/28th March 2019 – AJ Solutions Open House  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 network and to…

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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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ArabPlast 19 & 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

Nov/Dec 18 issue – British Plastics & Rubber 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 September 2017, there has…

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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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