Category Archives: Plastic Recycling

06Mar

Packaging recycling at 8.2m tonnes in 2016

Posted on 6th March, 2017

The amount of packaging recycled or recovered in the UK is likely to be an estimated 8.2 million tonnes in 2016.  The figure is derived from monthly reporting figures for the UK’s packaging waste system recorded between 1 January 2016 and 10 February 2017. While the official overall figures for 2016 will not be revealed…

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02Nov

Packaging pressure on plastics

Posted on 2nd November, 2015

The UK’s unique packaging waste accounting system using the packaging waste recovery note (PRN) continues to cause exasperation in some sectors. This time it is the plastics PRN which is attracting attention with expectations that the price for a PRN, which represents the recycling of one tonne of material, could move towards £100 a tonne…

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03Aug

MRF data published

Posted on 3rd August, 2015

Input and output tonnages at materials recycling facilities (MRFs) across England and Wales have been published for the first time by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). The data, which covers the months October to December 2014, is the first set published under new sampling and reporting obligations for MRF operators receiving more than…

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10Oct

WasteCare knock down barriers

Posted on 10th October, 2013

The infrastructure provided by local councils often ensures the safety and security of the public on a day to day basis. This vast and varied mix of buildings, vehicles and fixtures in many cases requires daily upkeep and care which when replacement is eventually necessary leads to unwanted waste which can often be tricky to…

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10Oct

Plastics recyclers urge caution over landfill bans

Posted on 10th October, 2013

A ban on sending plastic waste to landfill must be the ‘last step’ in a long term strategy to reduce the amount of the material that is sent to landfill, plastics recyclers have argued The comments came in response to calls for a continent-wide ban by Europe’s local authorities, represented by the European Committee of…

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05Aug

‘Chinese lantern’ blamed for Jayplas fire

Posted on 5th August, 2013

A huge industrial fire involving a reported 100,000 tonnes of paper and plastics material for recycling is believed to have been started by a Chinese lantern. Firefighters were alerted to the blaze at the Jayplas depot in Dartmouth Road, Smethwick, around 11pm on Sunday June 30. The site is one of six owned by Jayplas,…

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01Jul

Plastic Recyclers concerned about 2017 targets

Posted on 1st July, 2013

The plastics industry has repeated concerns about the forthcoming 2017 plastic recycling targets. The fear is that in order to meet the targets all types of plastics from households will need to be recycled. As a middle ground the industry has suggested that it may be more sensible to send some of the plastic direct…

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14Jun

Secure data destruction extends to paper

Posted on 14th June, 2013

The AssetCare service has now been successfully providing secure data destruction for the data bearing devices at companies throughout the country. With so many uncertainties surrounding the security of hard drive destruction, AssetCare (an ADISA approved service) have provided a guaranteed secure recycling service for all size of business. The construction of the special secure…

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06Mar

Plastic recycling milestone achieved

Posted on 6th March, 2013

500,000 tonnes of plastic material was recycled in the UK during 2011 according to a survey undertaken by the British Plastics Federation members. Approximately 87% of the groups membership responded to the survey which revealed that a total of 517,000 tonnes of plastic material was recycled. The majority of the waste processed by the recyclers…

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12Dec

Higher plastics recycling targets agreed

Posted on 12th December, 2012

The plastic recycling targets for 2013 have changed following an agreement made by MPs in parliament at the end of November. Higher targets for recycling plastic, aluminium and steel packaging will commence from January 2013. In Parliament, MP for Rugby Mark Pawsey voiced concerns raised to him by the British Plastics Federation (BPF) and the…

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