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Conair has introduced two new powder loaders offering improved performance 13 November 2015
New figures from the Association of Plastic Recyclers and the American Chemistry Council showed that bottle recycling increased by 97 million pounds (44 million kg), up 3.3% year-on-year. 6 November 2015
The US Federal Trade Commission has ruled against an Ohio-based plastics film maker, calling ECM BioFilms’ claims that its product is biodegradable “false and unsubstantiated".

  26 October 2015

With newly-published figures suggesting the government's recycling target for 2015 will be missed, the recycling consultancy has called for a percentage limit on the monthly value range changes applied to a PRN  23 October 2015
Senior executives at Austrian recycling technology firm Erema have called for more joined-up thinking and practical developments to boost the amount of recyclable plastics in everyday products.
23 October 2015
The Plastics Recycling Show in Brussels on 25-26 November is bringing together major players in the plastics recycling value chain. 
22 October 2015
Among comments submitted to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) was the observation that it was “absolutely imperative that current 2017 targets [of 57%] be held until 2020 to remove the ‘heat and volatility’ from the system” 15 October 2015
The bags, which will be available from this month, will be made with 80% material from post-consumer plastic waste and 20% recycled plastic waste from the production process on-site. 13 October 2015
The Vancouver, British Columbia-based organisation has a business model that starts with turning discarded plastic into currency – cash, goods or services – for those who pick it up from beaches, canals or streets and then take it to a collection centre for recycling.
8 October 2015
Equipment suppliers to present a host of new technological innovations 2 October 2015
Move would take away the perceived advantages exporters have over UK processors, according to the Advisory Committee on Packaging. 25 September 2015
The campaign will support local authorities, brands and retailers to expand consumer awareness and knowledge of what plastic packaging products can be recycled.
25 September 2015
Flexible packaging is often blamed for adversely affecting the equipment at material recovery facilities, so the initial phase of this first-of-its-kind study will monitor how these items move through sortation technologies, like screens and optical scanners, at recycling centres. 18 September 2015
Petcore said 1.8 million tonnes of bottles and containers – the equivalent of 66 billion 1.5l PET bottles – were collected and recycled across Europe last year, equivalent to 57% of bottles and containers placed into the market. 14 September 2015
Erema will debuts RegrinDPro and a new Corema upcycling service. 4 September 2015

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