| The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced this afternoon her commitment to introduce a deposit in all beverage containers sold in Scotland, in an effort to cut down marine and street litter.
| The collection and recycling of waste PVC in the UK reached a new high of 120,392 tonnes in 2016, according to latest figures from Recovinyl, the PVC industry’s recycling scheme.
| With the shredder series Micromat HP Lindner-Recyclingtech has added efficient machines to their range of universal shredders for processing plastics and other waste.
| With the shredder series Micromat HP Lindner-Recyclingtech has added machines to their range of universal shredders for processing plastics and other waste.
| There is a strong growth in consolidated sales (+30%) driven mainly by the increase in lead (+32%) and zinc (+54%) prices by comparison with the first half of 2016.
| It is hard to imagine packaging without the use of plastics. Whether it is shampoo, shower gels, liquid laundry detergents or household cleaners – everything reaches the supermarket shelves in containers made of PP, HDPE, or PET.
| BIR Director General Arnaud Brunet has addressed an official letter to the World Trade Organisation via the European Commission to request an extension of the deadline for comments in the aforementioned matter so that all stakeholders are given the opportunity to put forward their concerns.
| The PlastiCircle project aims to improve plastic packaging waste collection, transport, sorting and recycling rates in Europe.
| Earlier today, China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to ban the import of certain scrap materials by year end. Among the items included on the list are most scrap plastics (“including polymers of ethylene, styrene, vinyl chloride and PET…”), mixed paper and slags and drosses.
| The average yield of the PET recyclers has decreased from 73% to 68% since 2011. This 5 points decrease has led to substantial and additional cost for the European PET recyclers. Additionally, recyclers are obliged to discard more material in order to achieve good quality of recycled PET.
| One million old PVC store gift cards have been successfully recycled in a pioneering trial, providing material for use in new products, such as pipes, and saving 10 tonnes of plastic from being landfilled.
| The first systems to use anaerobic digestion technology to turn waste plastics into energy and fertiliser are being developed in South Australia. POET Systems expects to have its first two machines – each capable of processing 20 tonnes of plastic a week – operating commercially in about 12 months.
| EPRO, the European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations, looks back on 20 years of successful work for the environ-mentally friendly taking back and recycling of plastic waste.
| In a position paper the federation points out that there are severall obstacles to overcome.