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Chris Dow expects the EU revised Waste Framework Directive to play a significant role in shaping the future of the European recycling industry

UK recycler predicts landmark year ahead

Plastics recycler Closed Loop Recycling is predicting a landmark year in 2014 for European recycling thanks to the EU revised Waste Framework Directive.

Closed Loop expands to industry needs

Closed Loop Recycling is significantly expanding its HDPE recycling capabilities in the UK in order to fully meet the demands of the dairy industry, which increasingly requires higher levels of rHDPE in its milk bottles.

NGR and Leistritz launch recycling partnership

Austria's Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen (NGR) and Germany-based Leistritz Extrusionstechnik have agreed a partnership to market recycling compounding technology. The new lines will be named A:COMP, S:COMP, X:COMP and F:COMP.

US recycling up, but yields a concern

The US recycling rate for PET containers broke the 30 per cent barrier in 2012, according to annual figures released by the National Association for PET Container Resources (Napcor) and the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR).

Wales on road to sustainability

The Welsh government has announced that its country has reached a 52 per cent recycling rate which, it says, silences the naysayers that have been claiming that recycling above 40 per cent cannot happen because people are too lazy.

Confetti and recycled cups

The managing director of a vending machine supplier based on the Isle of Man (British Isles) has had her wedding dress made from plastics cups, in an innovative demonstration of recycling by RPC Tedeco-Gizeh Kenfig.

Chris Brown joins Eco Plastics from APPE UK

Changes at the top at Eco Plastics

Industry veteran, Chris Brown, has taken over from Jonathan Short as managing director of UK recycler Eco Plastics, with the latter becoming deputy chairman.

Mexican recycling project feels the strain

Mexico City's innovative approach to recycling has been so successful that it is straining under the weight of its own success, reports The Guardian newspaper.

BPF launches proposal for green economy

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has launched a proposal that aims ‘To encourage and incentivise the use of recycled plastics in UK manufacturing’.

Closed Loop's Chris Dow says that outdated legislation must be rectified now

Time is running out, claims UK recycler

UK recycler Closed Loop Recycling has warned that time is running out for the implementation of the measures needed by the waste and recycling industry, to deliver on the Government’s recycling targets.

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