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Guildford Crown Court heard that the site was being used to store 4,000 tonnes of construction demolition waste, and at least 17 skips of builders’ waste including plastic piping, carpet off cuts, wooden panels, paper and cardboard. 28 July 2015
Axion Polymers director Keith Freegard has urged automotive engineers and manufacturers to consider ‘simpler’ materials over high-performance composites at the initial design stage. 28 July 2015
A report published recently in the US concluded that while it may save space, crushing plastic bottles and other containers created problems for recycling facilities.
 
13 July 2015
PET recycling company Recy-Pet Hungaria has invested around €8.8m (£6.3m) to set up the ‘Plastic Waste Recycling Innovation Centre’ at the Karcag Industrial Park  13 July 2015
Germany-headquartered Aurelius already owns Eco Plastics, the Lincolnshire-based plastics recycler, which it bought last year.
 
13 July 2015
Speaking at Repack's annual general meeting in Dublin this week Seamus Clancy, the group’s chief executive, said overall recycling results of 71% were “well ahead” of government-approved targets of 65% 9 July 2015
Increased plastics recycling targets could create thousands of additional jobs across Europe and boost the region's economy, according to a new report.
 
22 June 2015
As ‘Recycle Week’ kicks off, organised by waste and recycling charity Wrap, it emerged that while consumers are aware they can recycle packaging and other items from the kitchen they do not appreciate what else can avoid going to landfill.
 
22 June 2015
A daring designer has wowed Royal Ascot with a dress made out of recycled plastic spoons. 19 June 2015
The Packaging Recycling Group Scotland (PRGS) said the plans “failed on nearly every practical level” and ignored current consumer behaviour.
 
18 June 2015
Sorting and cleaning waste plastic is all done manually, in difficult conditions, with workers earning $100 to $300 (£64 - £191) a month for more than 70 hours of work each week.
 
18 June 2015
Erema, the Austrian-based manufacturer of recycling equipment, has launched Intarema RegrindPro, a system for reprocessing thick-walled material in the packaging, electronics and automotive markets.
 
17 June 2015
Philip Law, director-general of the British Plastics Federation said: “Recycling is the absolutely essential component of the ‘sustainability story’. It’s a great achievement to secure an agreed document in an area which has become a political football."
 
16 June 2015
Claire Shrewsbury, Wrap’s packaging programme manager, will share details of the Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan for the first time at the free-to-attend PRE conference in the Telford International Centre at 12 noon on Wednesday, 16 June.
 
11 June 2015
Distributors, designers, contract moulders and recyclers come out in force at three shows in Telford. 5 June 2015


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