A worker at one of the world’s largest materials recycling firms was killed because of a failing to properly segregate people and moving vehicles, a court has heard.
22 May 2013
A Burton-on-Trent tyre collection and recycling company, Saltire Recovery, has been fined after a teenage worker was seriously injured when he was hit by a falling stack of tyres.
20 May 2013
Milliken has filed multiple lawsuits to protect the intellectual property of its Millad clarifying agents. According to the company, it is taking “vigorous action against several companies” that it believes have infringed its patents.
17 May 2013
China's large toy industry, including its plastics-related toy makers, faces potentially stepped up scrutiny on safety and factory working conditions.
15 May 2013
Axion Polymers has developed a variant of its recycled waste fridge plastic, Axpoly r-PS01, which is suitable for use by the toy industry
14 May 2013
US politicians, the Pentagon and even the State Department are getting riled up about a plastic gun made by Texas law student Cody Wilson with a three-dimensional printer.
13 May 2013
Hong Kong's government wants to expand its four-year-old ban on free plastic shopping bags to cover the vast majority of retailers in the densely-populated city, saying the measure is needed to reduce a landfill space crunch.
13 May 2013
Four workers remained hospitalised 6 May after a 2 May fire at a plastics feedstock unit operated by Formosa Plastics in Point Comfort, Texas.
8 May 2013
Eco Plastics has joined the call for a mandatory code of practice for materials recycling facilities (MRFs). The move follows a similar statement last week from the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).
7 May 2013
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has told Defra that it is strongly in favour of a mandatory MRF code of practice.
2 May 2013
A chemical firm has been fined £120,000 after an employee sustained severe burns when he was engulfed by a fireball at a factory in Wirral.
1 May 2013
After years of dismally low recycling rates in the city, the Bloomberg administration announced Wednesday that for the first time New Yorkers can recycle takeout containers, empty yogurt cups, CD cases and other hard plastic.
25 April 2013
A Lincoln man suffered life-changing injuries because of a series of safety failings at the waste recycling plant where he worked in Scunthorpe, a court has heard.
23 April 2013
Bisphenol A (BPA) has been removed from California's list of harmful chemicals, at least for the time being.
22 April 2013
A future Labour government would set the UK more challenging recycling targets, mimicking the Welsh and Scottish governments’ levels, according to the party’s consultation document ‘Resource security: jobs and growth from waste’.
22 April 2013