The New York City's (NYC) Mayor office has announced that the residential recycling system is now accepting all rigid plastics - including toys, hangers, shampoo bottles, coffee cups and food containers - due to the capacity at the new SIMS municipal recycling facility in the city.
Plastics recycler, Eco Plastics, has called on the UK Government to introduce mandatory targets after it completed its consultation on the launch of a Code of Practice for Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs).
The parent company of The Conair Group and Rapid Granulator, IPEG, has acquired the assets of Thermal Care, a manufacturer of temperature controllers, portable and central chillers, cooling towers and pump tanks used in heat-transfer applications in plastics processing.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved Ireland-based Holfeld’s Diamat technology as part of in-house decontamination processes leading to the production of PET sheets with up to 50 per cent recycled post-consumer PET.
The recycling of rigid plastics, excluding bottles, climbed 13 per cent in 2011 to reach at least 934 million pounds (423,650 tonnes) for the year, and US consumers with local access to recycle non-bottle rigid plastics shot from 40 per cent to 57 per cent between 2011 and 2012, according to a pair of reports released today at the Plastics Recycling Conference in New Orleans, USA.
Ecover and Closed Loop Recycling have launched an initiative to recycle waste plastics from the seas around the UK at Closed Loop's Dagenham facility and re-used in new packaging, the companies announced at a press conference in London yesterday.
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