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Flight of the recyclers

The first plastics packaging plant in New Zealand to manufacture food grade PET packafging from recycled PET (rPET) flake has been opened by the country's Prime Minister, John Key.

Carlsberg draughts Circular plan

PET preform supplier, Petainer, has signed up to its customer Carlsberg's upcycling programme, which is designed to eliminate packaging waste.

UK’s recycling performance understated, claims report

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).

From left to right: Nick Brown (Coca-Cola Enterprises), Jonathan Short (Eco Plastics), and Herman van der Meij (Viridor Resource Management)

UK recycler ties up material supply

UK-based Eco Plastics has joined forces with fellow recycler Viridor for a 12-month contract that it believes will help close the loop for soft-drinks packaging.

Chris Dow expects the EU revised Waste Framework Directive to play a significant role in shaping the future of the European recycling industry

UK recycler predicts landmark year ahead

Plastics recycler Closed Loop Recycling is predicting a landmark year in 2014 for European recycling thanks to the EU revised Waste Framework Directive.

Paul Levett is chairman of Closed Loop Recycling’s advisory board and is a non-executive board member of a number of businesses in the sector

UK recycling demands Landfill Tax clarity

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.

Sidel develops RightWeight concept

Sidel has introduced a 50cl PET bottle for still water called RightWeight, which the company claims can result in significantly less weight while maintaining or increasing bottle performance.

Students to tour plant for America Recycles Day

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.

NGR and Leistritz launch recycling partnership

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.

CarbonLITE confirms Texas plant

CarbonLITE, a recycler of plastics beverage bottles, has confirmed plans initially released earlier this year that it is to build a bottle-to-bottle recycling plant in Abilene, Texas, USA.

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