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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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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