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Investment firm acquires Eco Plastics

Aurelius, a pan-European investment company, has acquired UK recycler Eco Plastics, for an undisclosed sum. The news comes just days after Eco Plastics' founder and deputy chairman Jonathan Short said that the company was seeking a buyer to provide a "long-term platform for the strategic development of the business".

UK recycler seeks investment

UK-based plastics recycling company, Eco Plastics, is seeking a buyer to provide a "long-term platform for the future strategic development of the business", said its founder and deputy chairman Jonathan Short in a statement released today.

Viridor ends separation anxiety

UK-based recycling and waste management company, Viridor, has opened a £12.5 million ($19.5m) plastics recycling plant in Rochester, Kent, which is capable of processing 75,000 tonnes of mixed plastics a year.

Procter & Gamble takes fresh approach to recycling

TerraCycle has launched the Air and Home Care Brigade in conjunction with Procter & Gamble brand Febreze, which is a recycling fundraising initiative to enable consumers to recycle previously non-recyclable air and home care products and packaging for the first time.

Cap reuse is fun for all ages

A second life for beverage caps is the objective of closure manufacturer Bericap with the launch of StackCap, an HDPE cap that can be reused to build toys or other artistic shapes.

US PET recycling rate improves, but work is needed

Limited recycled PET supply continues to provide a barrier to growth in the US despite another slight improvement in the country's recycling rate, following the release of the 'Report on Postconsumer PET Container Recycling Activity in 2013' by the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR).

Waste programme secures Italian partner

Avery Dennison has expanded its European waste disposal programme by appointing Tramonto Antonio, an environmental service provider, as its partner in Northern Italy.

ReQIP moves to guarantee recyclate quality

What one UK reprocessor calls "another small step towards a circular economy" has been published by The Resource Association, the trade association for the reprocessing and recycling industries and their supply chain. The announcement involves the second stage of ReQIP, which is an information project designed to provide a reference point for understanding reprocessors' recyclate quality requirements.

Pledge 4 Plastics launched in UK

A government-backed cross-industry partnership has been launched in the UK that aims to increase the collection of plastics packaging for recycling.

Pork producer plays on PVC pitfalls

UK-based food manufacturer Tulip Ltd has underlined its commitment to tackling food waste by signing up to the Waste & Resources Action Programme's (WRAP) Courtauld Commitment 3 and has announced plans to stop the use of PVC in all of its packaging by early 2015.