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The increase of 116 million pounds (52.6 million kg), to an estimated 1.14 billion pounds (517 million kg), marks the highest annual collection total since the ACC started surveying collection in 2005.
 
25 February 2015
Iona Environmental VCT, part of an environmentally-focussed investment fund, has revealed that its plastics recycling business has been put into administration.

  17 February 2015

Trade body considering legal advice after Italian court ruling on the marketing of oxo-biodegradable plastic.

  16 February 2015

Trade body says there are currently nearly 200 industry projects in place to tackle the problem.

  16 February 2015

The Plastindia trade fair in Gandhinagar, India saw delegates debate if plastics manufacturers in Asia risk seeing their growth slow unless more is done to control the increasing amount of plastics waste. 10 February 2015
Production of plastics around the world continues to increase, but recycling is lagging, according to new research from the Worldwatch Institute.

  10 February 2015

Environmental Recycling Technologies' managing director Lee Clayton said the move was “another positive step in the roll-out of our flat sheet capability in North America”.
 
5 February 2015
Industrial automation components supplier looks at two industry standards that will continue to impact UK manufacturing in 2015. 2 February 2015
The Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association said organisations including the British Plastics Federation “know, or ought to know, that the characteristics of the different types of biodegradable plastic are not the same" 
 
26 January 2015
Any exemption from the levy, which is due to be debated shortly by MPs and Peers and come into force in England in October, would be contrary to the recommendations of the government’s own Environmental Audit Committee, according to the British Plastics Federation.
 
23 January 2015
The cause of a blaze at a recycling centre Northamptonshire which involved around 80 tonnes of plastic is still unknown, according to fire investigators.

  19 January 2015

Plastics recycling firms insist falling oil price won't affect demand for businesses to use their environmentally-conscious products.

  16 January 2015

Collaborative project between Axion, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells and Technical Fibre Products has been funded by the UK’s technology strategy board Innovate UK.  13 January 2015
City decision comes after more than a year of debate. 9 January 2015
EU investment will help the Louth-based company target the European automotive interior trim market. 9 January 2015


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