What is Recycle Week?

Recycling History

We take a look at the history, the need and the European comparisons for Recycle Week…

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Plastic Recycling News | Recycling in the last decade

Recycling History

How recycling has changed over the last 10 years. Today, businesses and employees are a lot more ethically conscious. Many are keen to recycle as much as possible at home and expect the same practices to happen in the workplace. Recycling has boomed, becoming a normal activity; something subconscious and yet beneficial. Many businesses are…

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Recycling History | Gurgel’s Plastic Cars

Vehicle Plastic Recycling

In 1958, João Augusto Conrado do Amaral Gurgel had ten thousand dollars, a load of ideas and bucket load of people who were desperate to work with him. He handed in his resignation at Ford do Brasil, the Brazilian subsidiary of auto giants Ford, and set to work on great plans of his own. Whilst…

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Plastic Cars Are The Future

Vehicle Plastic Recycling

I’ll state now that I don’t have an all-seeing future-showing telescope. Despite that, I have a pretty good feeling that the future of car manufacturing will rely heavily on plastic. Quick re-cap A few weeks ago you may have seen our article about the Trabant and the Cactus. If you didn’t, the Trabant was an…

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Recycling through the ages: 2000s

Recycling History

In this series of articles, we have been looking at recycling through the ages, considering the changes in mentalities and behaviours, the environmental savings, and the comparative costs. This week we will be completing our recycling through the ages series with the 2000’s. The Noughties, as they are commonly known, may seem a distant memory,…

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Vehicle Plastic Recycling | The Trabant & Cactus

Vehicle Plastic Recycling

How can we turn our nose up at the use of plastic in modern cars? Let’s go back in time and start with the one of the pioneers for the use of plastic in car exteriors, the Trabant. We begin this journey on the Soviet side of the Berlin Wall. “In 1957, the Trabant started…

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Recycling through the ages: 1990s

Recycling History

In this series of articles, we are looking at recycling through the ages, considering the changes in mentalities and behaviours, the environmental savings, and the comparative costs. This week we will be looking at the 1990s. In 1990, the year that Nelson Mandela was freed from prison, the UK changed its recycling focus and really…

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Recycling through the ages: 1980s

Recycling History

In this series of articles, we are looking at recycling through the ages, considering the changes in mentalities and behaviors, the environmental savings, and the comparative costs. This week we will be looking at the 1980s. The build up The 1970s brought recycling structure; some organization to a cause that many thought was the product…

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Recycling through the ages: 1970s

Recycling History

In this series of articles, we are looking at recycling through the ages, considering the changes in mentalities and behaviours, the environmental savings, and the comparative costs. This week we will be looking at the 1970s. Less energy, less costs, more reasons After the victories for recycling in the 1960s, the 1970s really took off,…

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