Plastic Recycling News | Reverse Vending Recycling Machines target UK

Plastic Recycling News

Reverse Vending Recycling Machines: Rewarded for recycling With the recycling world wondering what the next great step towards increasing rates will be, UK manufacturers ‘Reverse Vending Corporation’ may have found an answer. You may have seen one of their products unknowingly and if not, you probably will soon. The product is called a Reverse Vending...
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Retailers Join Forces To Recycle Plastic Trays

Plastic Recycling News

A market trial is being launched by a consortium of UK packaging, retail and recycling organisations, including Sainsbury’s and Marks and Spencer. The trial intends to recycle up to 1.3 billion black CPET food trays; which are most commonly used for ready meals. Plastic recycling centres have the ability to recycle the trays, but they...
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Plastic Recycling Case Study | Raymond Brown Group

Case Studies

Leading the way in plastic recycling Introduction: Recently we interviewed Operations Manager Steve Kemp, from Raymond Brown Group. Their waste sorting and recycling facility in Barton Stacey (near Winchester) is really leading the way in diverting plastic material from landfill. We caught up with Steve to ask him some important questions and share best practice...
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World Recycling News| AI Recycling innovation coming to the UK

World Recycling News

AI Waste Sorting Product is the future of recycling Finnish technology developers ZenRobotics may have created ‘the most promising cure to the waste and raw materials crisis’ yet. Their product, the ZenRobotics Recycler™, is an automated waste picking line that claims to do the work of 15 human recycling sorters. The inventor, Jufo Peltomaa claimed...
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'Eradicating Plastic Bags' | An interview with Campaigns Director Andy Cummins

Interviews

For our first guest interview, Plastic Expert are really pleased to introduce Andy Cummins. Andy is the Campaigns Director for Surfers Against Sewage, an environmental charity protecting UK waves, oceans and beaches. Last year, Surfers against Sewage launched the ‘Break The Bag Habit’ campaign in an attempt to end the use of plastic bags. Andy Cummins, Campaigns...
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Plastic Recycling World News: Festivals looking forward to a green future

Plastic Recycling News

Glastonbury Festival organizers have declared plans to become the world’s greenest festival, and initiatives to meet this target will begin this weekend. Glastonbury attendees will be encouraged to purchase stainless-steel reusable bottles to cut down on the huge number of plastic bottles that are carelessly discarded each year. An estimated one million plastic bottles are used by around...
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Dell Computers Recycling Plastic From Old Products

Plastic Recycling News

Worldwide IT manufacturers seeing green; Dell leads in plastic recycling! Dell have introduced a new range of computers created from recycled polymers. Keen to avoid the use of ‘virgin plastics’, Dell are actually recycling plastics from their own computers to be made into new processors. A recent expansion of their hardware take-back program has allowed Dell...
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Recycling Plastic UK News | 'Confusion' over changes to 'Plastic bag Tax'

Plastic Recycling News

DEFRA announces ‘confusing plans’ to exempt small businesses from 5p ‘Plastic Bag Tax’ The Government has come under scrutiny in recent weeks for unnecessary and confusing plans to exempt small businesses, paper and biodegradable bags from the 5pence ‘Single-Use Plastic Bag Charge for England’ to be imposed on October 1st. The Department for Environment, Food...
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Rigid Plastic Recycling

Plastic Recycling News

Rigid Plastic Recycling – Dealing with Chinas green fence Rigid plastics have been a problematic material to recycle in the UK since China erected its ‘Green Fence’. Prior to this, most countries across the world had been producing low grade baled plastics in the hope that China will take on further sorting activities and end...
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Europe – The Low Risk Plastic Recycling Option

Plastic Recycling News

Dirty LDPE plastic recycling Recycling your dirty plastics can now be highly sustainable and profitable. Material processed through Plastic Expert’s European wash-plant adds value to dirty LDPE Film and PP Builders bags during the recycling process. We know from experience the difficulties faced in trying to properly recycle your plastics. We will provide skip companies’ and waste transfer stations FREE guidance and advice on their...
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