The agreement has to be confirmed in unanimity by EU member states’ top diplomats meeting in the so-called ‘Coreper’ committee on Friday, 21 November, after the European Commission, the initiator of the legislation, vetoed the measures laid down in the deal
18 November 2014
The European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations (Epro) and members of the Plastic Recycling Committee of China Plastics Processing Industry Association (PRCCPIA) met for the Sino-EU Cooperation Seminar of the Plastics Recycling Industry, held in the Chinese capital earlier this week.
12 November 2014
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology representative Li Hongliang added that mostly small companies that had been having a big negative impact on the environment had been shut down or upgraded by the government
11 November 2014
The co-branded line of products, under the Timberland and Radar Tires names, will be the first tyres to be purposely designed in order to be recycled into footwear
5 November 2014
Luxus talks to PRW about how it met the Japanese auto-maker’s strict colour matching and technical criteria
31 October 2014
KW Plastics, which operates out of the US state of Alabama, said its KWR621 FDA was now appropriate for use in disposable cutlery, soup containers, hot and cold drink cups and similar packaging
25 September 2014
The three membership bodies of Plastics 2020 are to adopt the Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (Pirap) and develop it in order to help the industry achieve recycling targets set by ministers two years ago
9 September 2014
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