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Meraxis adds to recycling offer with regranulates

Polymer trading group Meraxis has expanded its recycling division to include regranulates from post-industrial recycled (PIR) and post-consumer recycled (PCR) sources. Used for film applications...

APR unveils post-consumer resin certification programme

The Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) has launched a post-consumer resin (PCR) certification programme as part of a wider aim to increase the supply...

KKR to buy UK recycling firm Viridor for £4.2bn

UK recycling firm Viridor is to be sold to US-based private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) for £4.2 billion ($4.76bn). Parent company...

Different approach to safe plastics recycling needed: EUBP

European Bioplastics (EUBP) has offered its broad support to the European Commission’s (EC’s) new Circular Economy Action Plan (nCEAP), but has voiced concerns over...

Biffa to boost plastics recycling capacity

UK waste management company Biffa plans to quadruple its plastics recycling capacity as part of a wider target to halve its carbon emissions by...

Plastic Parks can solve UK waste problem: Peel

A series of ‘Plastic Parks’ could solve the problem of the 4.9 million tonnes of plastics waste generated in the UK every year, according...

Sidel’s eco bottle wins top award

Sidel’s eco-packaging has won the World Food Innovation Award (WFIA)’s top prize for Best Drink Packaging Design. The packaging company’s AYA water bottle design...

UK supermarket chain cuts plastics use

UK supermarket chain Iceland has cut its use of plastics packaging by 29 per cent. 3,794 tonnes of plastics have been removed following the...

Circular Economy Plan focuses on high-hanging fruit

The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Plan – one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal – which...

Mixed response to UK plastics packaging tax pledge

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has promised to deliver on the Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge to introduce a plastics packaging tax during...

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