Category Archives: Plastic Recycling


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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More Rigid Plastics Recycling Needed

Posted on 11th September, 2012

The Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) has said in its annual report that the UK can “theoretically” meet its target to recycle 57% of plastic packaging by 2017 if more effort is made to collect rigid plastics. More specifically it has stated that the target will only be achievable if all councils renewing their waste…

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Almost 50 percent of plastic bottles being recycled

Posted on 31st October, 2011

This is according to a new survey undertaken by plastic recycling industry body Recoup. The study was covering 2010 and found that nearly 50 percent of all household plastic bottles were recycled. The exact figures show that 48.5 percent were collected by local authorities, that equates to 281,000 tonnes. In addition to this, the number…

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Batteries and bottles collections introduced in Edinburgh

Posted on 25th February, 2011

Edinburgh Council has introduced two new waste stream collections to their kerbside recycling scheme. Residents have been given two new recycling boxes in which to collect plastic bottles and batteries. The Council will also be running a pilot food waste project from April 2011.This will see food scraps picked up from 20,000 Edinburgh households in…

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Mixed plastic recycling scheme to be trialled

Posted on 21st January, 2011

Researchers at Warwick University have developed a new method of recycling mixed plastics which currently go to landfill or are burned. The project is still in its early stages, but the team are now at a stage where they want to trial the scheme and are looking for a local tip where they can pilot…

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Kerbside plastic recycling up

Posted on 10th January, 2011

The amount of plastic bottles collected from kerbside recycling has risen 27 per cent on previous years according to a survey carried out by Recoup and Nampak. They found that 215,576 tonnes of plastic bottles were collected through kerbside recycling schemes in 2009. This represents a rise of 46,610 tonnes on the previous year’s figure….

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Bristol leads the way on plastic recycling

Posted on 8th April, 2010

Bristol has launched a new mixed recycling scheme. 18,000 households will be involved in the new pilot project. If it is successful the council will consider rolling out the project across the city. Households have been given water proof sacks to collect waste plastic in. These will be collected each week along with regular recycling…

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Proposal to recycle over 70 percent of packaging announced

Posted on 15th March, 2010

A consultation has been launched to seek views on proposed changes to the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007. The UK has a good record for recycling packaging and reached its targets of recovering at least 60 per cent of packaging and recycling 55 per cent by December 2008. It is thought that the…

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New contaminated plastic recycling facility

Posted on 1st March, 2009

At PackCare we have expanded our facilities with a specialist new plant to enable us to recycle contaminated plastic. Feedback from our customers highlighted that there was a lack of services available for recycling contaminated plastics especially from containers and IBCs. So, we invested £350,000+ on a purpose built facility and we are now able…

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Scott Bader partners with WasteCare

Posted on 1st October, 2008

As of the 1st October 2008 Scott Bader has appointed WasteCare as a partner in the recycling of packaging. Norbert Dentresangle our logistics partner will continue to collect the 205lt steel drums but we will now utilise PackCare Ltd (A division of WasteCare) for the collection and recycling of all IBC’s. As part of this…

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