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 •  December 1

Plastics Recyclers Europe has released a set of bales quality guidelines to drive market transformation towards a circular economy. The guidelines specify the main properties that define the origins and the characteristics of the sorted waste. The guidelines are based on the following features: Impurities (%), to define kind of impurities and their...

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 •  November 2

Automotive component manufacturer, Nifco UK, has partnered waste to recycling firm O’Brien to supply a range of services across its Stockton operation. The deal will see the creation of two new jobs in the form of O’Brien waste operatives who will based full time at the Nifco site. The operatives will be tasked with segregating the recyclable waste...

Waste Management World

 •  November 1

The recycling rate for PET plastic bottles in the US was 28.4% in 2016, reflecting a decline of 2.4% in collection volumes, according to the latest figures from National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR). The Report on Postconsumer PET Container Recycling Activity in 2016 also found an...

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 •  October 30

DEMETO, a new European project on the chemical recycling of PET has officially launched with the aim of enabling chemical de-polymerization of PET at industrial scale based on its microwave-based process intensification, focusing as a start on coloured bottles waste. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research...

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 •  October 12

FCC Environmental Services’s new 140,000 TPA Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Dallas has been chosen by the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) as North America’s Best Recycling Facility of the Year 2017. This award recognises facilities which demonstrate leadership in key measurements, such as innovation, quantity of materials...

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 •  October 10

Three major plastics recycling organisations have joined forces in a partnership designed to coordinate efforts on testing protocols. The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), and the European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) have teamed up to form the Global Plastics Outreach Alliance with a goal of harmonising...

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 •  July 31

Austrian plastics recycling system manufacturer, EREMA, has launched a new business unit, POWERFIL, to offers both the SW RTF partial surface backflush filter system and the Laserfilter as individual components. The company said that technical modifications were made to the filter systems prior to the foundation of the business unit and potential...

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 •  June 16

Bioplastics are often labelled as either one of, or a combination of biobased, biodegradable or compostable. Green Dot Bioplastics’ Kevin Ireland explains some of the differences and advantages of each. What are the differences between biodegradable and biobased plastics? The demand for bioplastics has increased dramatically over the last few...

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 •  June 14

Stemming from its Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies and its aim to deliver the optimal combination of high technical performance and low environmental footprint, W.L. Gore & Associates’ Fabrics Division is to increase its offering of recycled face-fabric textiles in its GORE-TEX®. The company, a division of US fluoropolymers derived product...

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 •  December 19, 2016

Image © MIddleton Engineering Somerset, UK based recycling equipment manufacturer, Middleton Engineering, has installed a second bespoke conveyor to enhance processing requirements at Biffa Polymers, food grade High Density Polyethylene (rHDPE) recycling plant in Redcar, Cleveland. Designed and manufactured by Middleton’s, the company explained...