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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.

MOPET recycling process approved by EFSA

Dutch plastics recycler, Morssinkhof Plastics, has received a positive Scientific Opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for its MOPET PET recycling process, which is a method for recycling post-consumer PET into food contact materials.

Market failures threaten PET recycling

The PET recycling industry is being threatened by persistent structural market failures across Europe, according to the chairman of Plastics Recyclers Europe (EuPR), Casper van den Dungen.

UK plastics recycling breaks 500,000-tonne barrier

Plastics recycling firms in the UK broke the half a million tonne barrier for the first time in 2011, according to the 2011 Annual Return Survey conducted by the British Plastics Federation's Recycling Group (BPFRG).

EU develops taste for less waste, says Europen

Higher recovery rates and particularly recycling rates are the main reasons for the rapid decline in the amount of used packaging sent for final disposal over the past 12 years, claims a report by the European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment (Europen).

Recycling veteran joins plastics revolution

UK recycling industry veteran Chris White has joined Closed Loop Recycling as commercial manager, where he will oversee the company's partnerships with key customers including Veolia Environmental Services, with whom Closed Loop recently agreed a new deal to supply its facility with PET and HDPE.

Closed Loop MD wants green economy push

The managing director of Closed Loop Recycling, Chris Dow, has urged the British government not to "park the green economy for the next generation" after the Chancellor announced that the era of austerity could run for a further eight years.

Eco Plastics raises £6 million for continued expansion

UK-based plastics bottle recycler Eco Plastics has announced a second round of funding to finance continued expansion over the coming year.

Significant rise in UK plastics recycling targets

The UK is introducing controversial new targets for packaging waste from January 2013, despite criticism from the plastics sector that the new figures are 'unachievable'.

Name change for Brussels organisation

Plastics Recyclers Europe is the new name for Belgium-based European Plastics Recyclers (EuPR) as the organisation attempts to emphasise the transformations that the plastics recycling industry is currently undergoing.

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