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Plastic bottle deposit return schemes back on the table

Support appears to be mounting for the adoption of a mandatory deposit return system (DRS) for plastics drinks containers sold in the UK. Taking empty bottles …

Suez invests £250k in MDF recycling technology

A company that is developing a “world-first” technology to recycle MDF waste has received a £250,000 investment from SUEZ Recycling and Recovery …

Hanson reopens ground granulated blast furnace slag grinding plant in Middlesborough

Hanson has re-opened its ground granulated blast furnace slag grinding plant at Teesport Docks in Middlesbrough, creating 20 new jobs. The plant was mothballed …

Risk that novel materials will be the landfill of the future

Novel materials like carbon fibre and bioplastics can be stronger, lighter and less resource intensive than traditional materials, so will be key to the low …

New Recyclability by Design guidelines published by PIRAP

The Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (PIRAP) issued a revised edition of the RECOUP guidelines for plastic packaging – Recyclability by Design – …

At last, an affordable AND recyclable cup?

Simply Cups, said to be the UK’s only workable paper cup recycling scheme, has entered into a relationship with packaging expert Smart Planet Technologies …

Davos report offers roadmap for plastics recycling revamp

More than 40 business and government leaders have announced their support for the action plan laid out in a new report, The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing …

Scotland receives circular economy gong at World Economic Forum meeting in Davos

Scotland has been named one of the world’s top circular economy nations, receiving a global award for its work to make things last. The Scottish Government …

Firm claims breakthrough in recycling of MDF waste

The world’s first ever technology to recycle MDF waste has seemingly moved a step closer to reality, according to MDF Recovery, the firm behind the approach. …

First rigs to arrive for decommissioning in Great Yarmouth

The Veolia and Peterson partnership has been awarded two platform decommissioning contracts for recycling at their facility in Great Yarmouth. With an aim of …

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