Research Project Reveals Opportunities For Flexible Packaging Recycling

Plastic Recycling News

An important research project into the recycling possibilities for flexible packaging, Reflex R&D, revealed its findings at the Dusseldorf ‘K Show’ recently. A staggering 27% of consumer plastic waste in the UK is made up of flexible packaging, which includes carrier bags, sweet wrappers and food pouches, amongst more. Due to the multiple difficulties that…

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How Does the UK Compare at Plastic Recycling with Sweden?

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One of the greatest immediate challenges for the European Union is to find a way of dealing with the overwhelming use of plastics, their disposal and consumer mentalities about recycling and reuse. Plastic products are necessary to everyday life, and over the years have moulded the markets of both Sweden and the UK. Our food…

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Co-op becomes 1st retailer to back Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan

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The company suggests that others should follow suit, and we here at Plastic Expert suspect that they will, and in large numbers! Iain Ferguson, environmental manager for the Co-op said in an official statement regarding the Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan, “we are proud to support this initiative as we recognise it is essential that…

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Zero Waste Scotland: Part Three!

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Has anybody told Scotland that becoming zero waste is not a race? Actually, thinking about it, perhaps they are right, the environmental clock is ticking and sooner or later our waste and our planetary damage are going to catch up with us. If there is such thing as an environmental clock, it’s getting pretty close…

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How Does the UK Compare at Plastic Recycling with France

World Recycling News

The French culture has gained popularity all over the world, through its exquisite cuisines, it’s contributions to art, fashion and literature as well as its poetic language. In this article however, we are going to look at how popular and proficient France is when it comes to plastic recycling. Plastic has been popularized and utilized…

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Do Not Eat The Plastic Soup!

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What is Plastic Soup? What does it taste like? Why is there a foundation in its name? What does it stand for? In this article, we are going to answer all the big questions regarding the Plastic Soup Foundation. What is the Plastic Soup Foundation? The Plastic Soup Foundation is a Dutch not-for-profit organisation that…

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How Does The UK Compare At Plastic Recycling With Germany

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In Part One of this series, we looked at the Netherlands, and how we, the UK, compare with them in regards to Plastic Recycling. Now, it’s Germany’s turn. Many people are beginning to believe that the world is on the brink of a revolution, with rapidly growing dense inner-city populations and ultra-modernised technology making us…

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How Does The UK Compare At Plastic Recycling With Holland?

Plastic Recycling News

Plastic pollution has turned out to be a menace for the entire world, and an environmental issue that, like climate change, may forever be associated with this generation. It is the significant amount of problems caused by its disposal has caused many leaders around the world, and within the EU, to scratch their heads. EU…

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How big is the ‘Beach Plastic Issue?’

Plastic Recycling News

In order to answer this question, we first need to know how big the bodies of water are as a part of planet Earth. Seventy percent of the surface of this planet is water, and a big portion of all this water has already been polluted by plastic. Plastic pollution covers almost 88% of oceans…

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