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bpi. recycled products converts waste polyethylene into 'second life' products, such as its Green Sack

BPI sacks packaging waste

Polyethylene manufacturing company BPI Group has reduced its packaging waste by one third in the past six years, the company has revealed.

Courtauld 3 targets 1.1m tonnes of waste reduction

The third phase of the UK's Courtauld Commitment has been launched with a waste reduction target of 1.1 million tonnes by 2015.

UK household bottle collections pass 50% mark

The collection of plastics bottles from UK household waste passed the 50 per cent barrier for the first time in 2012, according to a survey conducted by several companies.

New York City's Mayor Bloomberg tells residents that if it's a rigid plastic, recycle it

All rigid plastics included in NYC recycling programme

The New York City's (NYC) Mayor office has announced that the residential recycling system is now accepting all rigid plastics - including toys, hangers, shampoo bottles, coffee cups and food containers - due to the capacity at the new SIMS municipal recycling facility in the city.

Eco Plastics' Jonathan Short says that the Code of Practice is doomed to failure if firms can simply opt out

UK recycler calls for mandatory targets

Plastics recycler, Eco Plastics, has called on the UK Government to introduce mandatory targets after it completed its consultation on the launch of a Code of Practice for Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs).

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.

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.

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).

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'.

Resource efficiency is key, says Wrap chief executive

Resource efficiency can play a pivotal role in delivering economic growth and environmental benefits to the UK, said Dr Liz Goodwin, chief executive of the Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap) during the organisation's annual conference today.

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