Recycling

All the latest news, developments and innovations in recycling for plastic packaging

PLASTICS BOTTLES TO AID ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION

A collection of plastics floating islands containing papyrus plants are being planned in the Kenyan Rift Valley aimed at reversing the negative effects of environmental degradation.

COCA-COLA LABEL AIMS TO MAKE THINGS CLEARER FOR CONSUMERS

Coca-Cola is adopting the British Retail Consortium's (BRC) On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) in a boost to efforts to reduce the proportion of plastics drinks bottles ending up in landfill.

BAG CAMPAIGN “A CYNICAL ATTEMPT TO FILL A FUNDING HOLE”

The UK carrier bag industry has hit back at a new campaign called 'Break the Bag Habit', which it says is a "cynical attempt to fill a hole in funding".

ROADMAP SET UP TO ACHIEVE ZERO PLASTICS TO LANDFILL TARGET

Ten countries, including the UK, are performing above average when it comes to application of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD), according to an EC report.

HIGH-LEVEL SUPPORT FOR UK PLASTICS RECYCLING EXPANSION

The United Kingdom deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has backed the expansion plans of a London Olympic legacy business which will double the capacity at Closed Loop Recycling and create the most advanced plastics purification facility in the nation.

RECYCLING PLANT BURNS TO THE GROUND

A plastics recycling plant in Georgia, USA, has burnt to the ground in the biggest blaze to hit Chattooga County in almost 30 years.

NAPCOR APPLAUDS GUIDANCE ON FULL WRAP SHRINK SLEEVES

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) has endorsed new guidance pertaining to full wrap shrink sleeve labels for PET bottles, which is intended to provide brand owners and manufacturers the means to evaluate the effects of these labels on the PET recycling stream.

BOOST FOR PET THERMOFORMED PACKAGING RECYCLING

The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) and the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) has awarded grants to three US recycling operators to help establish model programmes for the collection and intermediate processing of PET thermoformed packaging.

PET BOTTLE COLLECTIONS BREAK 50 PER CENT BARRIER

The European post-sorting PET collection reached 1.59 million tonnes in 2011, reports industry groups Petcore and EuPR, representing an increase of 140,000 tonnes (9 per cent) on 2010.

FDA APPROVAL FOR STARLINGER’S HDPE TECHNOLOGY

Austrian machinery manufacturer Starlinger viscotec has received FDA approval for its deCON decontamination dryer to make food grade flakes from post-consumer recycled (PCR) HDPE milk bottles.

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