| Stuart Foster, Recoup CEO, has expressed concern that the activities and actions (or lack of them) in 2016 will potentially shape the next decade or more for the UK plastic recycling opportunity.
| The company's decline in consolidated sales is justified mainly by the drop in lead and zinc prices compared to the first half of 2015.
| The European Association of Plastics Recycling & Recovery Organisations (EPRO) is inviting companies across Europe to enter their products and designs for products made from recycled plastics to enter for European recognition.
| A new research will determine if Plaxx, a fuel made from mixed plastic waste, can be used as an alternative to crude derived fuels in industrial and marine engines.
| The soft-drinks producer Mitteldeutsche Erfrischungsgetränke GmbH & Co. KG (MEG) is part of the Schwarz Group that also owns the Lidl and Kaufland supermarket chains.
| A recent study by India-based not-for-profit environmental organisation Toxics Link has found that plastic laden with harmful flame retardants might be contaminating the entire recycled plastic stream in the country.
| Japan's GOMI Recycle 110 is looking to invest in a waste recycling factory in Cambodia's Svay Rieng province. The factory would be set up to recycle plastic waste into finished products for local markets.
| Sensor-based sorting specialist Tomra Sorting has been chosen by Monoworld Recycling as the technology partner for a new £9 million plastics recycling facility in Rushden, Northamptonshire.
| Mike Oldfield, an official at California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), said that over 300 of the 2,100 recycling centers in the state have been closed in the last year and a half owing to falling prices for scrap materials. rePLanet, the state's biggest private operator, closed 191 centers in past January alone.
| The Canadian Plastics Industry Association has said in a report that plastic packaging recycling in Canada increased 3% year on year in 2014. The report has been created by Moore Recycling Associates Inc.
| The Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association has asked the country's Perak state government to reconsider its decision on banning the use of plastic bags and polystyrene containers. The MPMA has urged the government to educate the public on waste management and anti-littering instead of banning plastics.
| The indonesia company PT. Rejeki Adigraha has replaced the manual sorting of PET and PVC flakes with automated sorting technology of Sesotec.
| IBM Research scientists have discovered a new way to recycle polycarbonates into a stronger type of plastic that does not leach BPA chemical. Polycarbonates are hard plastics that decompose and leach toxic chemicals like BPA into the environment.
| For the production of high-quality regrind Herbold Meckesheim has installed a model line for Rodepa in the Netherlands that was launched at the beginning of the year. High-quality granulate for film thicknesses beneath 30 my is produced from a mix of plastic waste.