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A tweak to black plastic makes it recyclable, says packaging specialist working with Viridor

Viridor has teamed up with packaging specialist Nextek to find a way to deal with supermarket food tray waste. Similar to the issue of coffee cups, the …

ESA calls for planning system to be aligned with the circular economy

The Environmental Services Association, the voice of the UK’s resource and waste management industry, has set out a number of recommendations to more closely …

Veolia wins South London waste partnership contract

Resource management firm Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia ES UK, has signed a major new recycling and waste services contract spanning four South London …

Poor material quality is biggest threat to UK recycling, say conference attendees

A survey of UK recycling industry experts has revealed that 59 per cent of respondents considered poor material quality to represent the biggest threat to the …

New strategy from plastics trade organisation aims to boost recycling

The British Plastics Federation Recycling Group (BPFRG) has launched its new strategy to improve plastic recycling in the UK through industry-led initiatives …

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 – …

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