The quantity of plastics packaging placed on the UK market each year has been overstated by the government to the tune of 300,000 to 400,000 tonnes, claims a report commissioned by the British Plastics Federation's Recycling Group (BPFRG).
The chairman of Closed Loop Recycling's advisory board, Paul Levett, has called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK to provide greater clarity on Landfill Tax in his Autumn Statement (5 December, 2013) to boost investment in the UK recycling industry.
Students from a school in Riverside, California, will tour the CarbonLite Recycling plant on November 12, as part of America Recycles Day. The 40 students will be given the chance to recycle a plastics bottle of their own at the 220,000sqft plant while also displaying an art project that they will have created with the recycled plastics pellets CarbonLite produces.
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.
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