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Courtauld 3 targets 1.1m tonnes of waste reduction

The third phase of the UK's Courtauld Commitment has been launched with a waste reduction target of 1.1 million tonnes by 2015.

UK household bottle collections pass 50% mark

The collection of plastics bottles from UK household waste passed the 50 per cent barrier for the first time in 2012, according to a survey conducted by several companies.

New York City's Mayor Bloomberg tells residents that if it's a rigid plastic, recycle it

All rigid plastics included in NYC recycling programme

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.

Eco Plastics' Jonathan Short says that the Code of Practice is doomed to failure if firms can simply opt out

UK recycler calls for mandatory targets

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).

Chris Keller, chief executive of IPEG

IPEG deal aligns auxiliary assets

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.

Polythene UK plants Polyair on market

UK polyethylene broker, Polythene UK, has launched a 100 per cent recyclable, carbon positive material, called Polyair.

EFSA approval for recycled PET sheet process

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.

Rigid plastics recycling surpasses milestone

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.

UK plant reaches quarter of a billion

Continuum Recycling, the recycled PET (rPET) joint venture between Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Eco Plastics, has celebrated sorting 250 million bottles.

Ocean drive for UK companies

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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