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John Rainey, chairman of the Denroy Group based in Bangor, received a crystal award during a networking event held by the Northern Ireland Polymers Association (NIPA) last week. The award was presented by BPF director-general Philip Law to mark Rainey’s recently awarded MBE and his contribution to NIPA since its inception. 29 August 2014
David Cornish, global sustainability manager – resource efficiency at multinational chemical company Akzo Nobel, spoke at the Plastics Recycling Expo in Telford, UK, in June, asking plastic packaging groups to come to the company with ideas for recyclable products, as metal suppliers have done. 28 August 2014
Consumer electronics giant Sony is getting into a sideline of selling recycled resins. 28 August 2014
Staff at Lincolnshire based technical recycling and compounder Luxus have achieved a £30,000 labour savings thanks to a project which they proposed as part of their NVQ level 2 studies. 27 August 2014
Firefighters were called to an incident at New Earth Solutions, a recycler in Shawell near Lutterworth. According to the fire service some 350 tonnes of recyclable plastic material was involved in the incident. 22 August 2014
The British Plastics Federation’s recycling group (BPFRG) has launched its manifesto for 2014 with a “strong message of PRN/PERN system reform for plastics”. 19 August 2014
A team of firefighters is continuing to work at the Shanks waste plant in Rainham, five days after the initial incident. 8 August 2014
A fire at Shanks waste plant in Creek Way, Rainham, is still burning after 48 hours. At its height 80 fire officers were in attendance. 6 August 2014
Plastics recycler MBA Polymers has appointed Barry Crowley as its chief financial officer. He joins from vacuum equipment manufacturer, Edwards, where for the last eight years he was group financial controller. 6 August 2014
Fifty-eight firefighters yesterday tackled a blaze at a waste recycling plant in east London. The Shanks facility on Frog Island, Rainham, has the capacity to process 180,000 tonnes a year of household waste from four East London boroughs. 5 August 2014
Stadler is celebrating the win of a prestigious award for its design and manufacture of a fully automated municipal solid waste (MSW) facility in Norway. 1 August 2014
Dartford-based Veka Recycling hosted a visit from local Conservative MP Gareth Johnson who praised the PVC recycler’s progress in expanding its services and products, while providing growing employment opportunities. 31 July 2014
Sainsbury’s has contracted Dutch recycler Schoeller Allibert to reprocess all of its old food crates back into food-grade container. 30 July 2014
Resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting has launched a litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation advice service that will provide guidance on recycling and waste processes in cases of industrial and commercial disputes. 23 July 2014
Carlsberg Breweries in Denmark has started a project with its suppliers to optimise its drinks packaging for the purpose of ‘upcycling’.  22 July 2014


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