Recycling News articles

Plastipak Acquires UK Plastic Recyclers Evolve Polymers

Plastipak Packaging, a leading global manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging as well as virgin and recycled plastic resin, has announced the completed the acquisition of the business assets of Evolve Polymers Ltd. Evolve is one of Europe’s leading plastics recyclers, based in Hemswell Cliff, United Kingdom. The business will begin operating immediately under Plastipak’s ownership.Read More

Could 3D Printing Help Tackle Poverty And Plastic Waste?

Startups are turning plastic waste in developing countries into filament for 3D printers while employing local waste pickers When Sidhant Pai visited a local rubbish dump in his home city of Pune, India, he was struck by the size and intensity of the operation. Large black crows swooping overhead, roaming pigs, overwhelming odours and groupsRead More

California Voters Are Confused About Plastic Bag, Death Penalty Propositions

California voters who oppose the death penalty and those who want to challenge the plastic bag industry may accidentally cast ballots against their views. 40 percent of likely voters who called themselves “anti-death penalty” in a new Capitol Weekly survey also favored Proposition 66. That measure would look to hasten executions. More than 90 percentRead More

Canada Reports Boost To Plastics Recycling Access

Canada: Figures for 2015 released by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) reveal that 96% of the country’s inhabitants are able to recycle all types of transparent and opaque plastic bottles, jugs and jars in their residential recycling programmes. The proportion of Canadians who can recycle all types of plastic containers (bottles, jugs, jars, tubsRead More

Recycling At The Heart Of RWM 2016

first UK exhibition to close the loop on single use cups. RWM 2016 will be leading the way – becoming the first exhibition in the UK to recycle 100% of cups at the event in Birmingham, 13 – 15 September. RWM are working in partnership with Simply Cups to ensure that all cups that areRead More

Five applications where plastic is not fantastic

The tag line was that plastics are  “safe, reusable, recyclable, durable, lightweight and eco-friendly”. A recent media campaign has highlighted the many ways in which South Africa relies on plastics. One part of the campaign is a print advert “Plastics – part of your everyday life!” that chronicles how plastics are essential for a wideRead More

Coca-Cola Has Released A 3D Printer For Plastic Bottle Recycling

3D technology gaining momentum in its development. Very often, the network gets the news that something was made using special 3D printers. According to experts, plastic without proper disposal is bad for the environment. To reduce the number of garbage companies 3D Systems and Coca-Cola had released a 3D printer that prints with recycled plasticRead More