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.
Symphony Environmental has contacted the UK government offering to accept for recycling all oxo-biodegradable and ordinary plastics shopping bags collected in England, if a levy is imposed on carrier bags that exempts oxo-biodegradable plastics.
The US recycling rate for PET containers broke the 30 per cent barrier in 2012, according to annual figures released by the National Association for PET Container Resources (Napcor) and the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR).
The Austrian recycling-unit producer Artec Machinery and German extrusion system supplier, KraussMaffei Berstorff, have secured a cooperation agreement covering the technology portfolio 'Recycling-Compounder Equipment', which enables recycling and compounding to be combined in one process.
A US manufacturer of reusable shopping and restaurant bags has opened a 200,000sqft agricultural plastics recycling facility - Encore Recycling - in Salinas, California, which will start operations in October.
The managing director of a vending machine supplier based on the Isle of Man (British Isles) has had her wedding dress made from plastics cups, in an innovative demonstration of recycling by RPC Tedeco-Gizeh Kenfig.
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