Malaysia urged to cut down on plastic packaging for cleaner seas

Malaysians top the list of per-capita consumption of plastic packaging out of six Asian countries that account for 60 per cent of plastic pollution in the sea An analysis of Asia’s worst ocean polluters shows Malaysians are the biggest individual consumers of plastic packaging, green group WWF said on Monday, urging the government to limit single-use […]

Beach visitors ‘left speechless’ by plastic debris

Visitors to a beach in Cornwall have been “left speechless” by the amount of plastic washed up in recent storms. While walking along Whitsand Bay in Cornwall, Amy Gosney, 27, and Harry Dennis, 26, who run the social enterprise Waterhaul said they found “absolutely insane amounts of plastic”. Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis have battered the […]

Cleanfarms Puts Feet on the Ground in Alberta with New Lethbridge Office

LETHBRIDGE, AB, Feb. 18, 2020 /CNW/ – Cleanfarms, a Canada-wide stewardship organization best known for its ag-plastics recycling programs for pesticide and fertilizer jugs and totes and grain bags has opened an Alberta office in Lethbridge. “Alberta’s importance as an executive hub for agricultural industry is growing. That combined with its position as a Prairie powerhouse for agriculture in Canada, points to the […]

New website launched for RecoMed PVC takeback scheme

RecoMed, the PVC takeback scheme for single-use medical devices, has launched its new website in response to rising interest from the healthcare sector in reducing and recycling plastic waste. Since 2014, RecoMed has provided an alternative, sustainable recycling route for waste medical items, such as oxygen masks and tubing, made from high-quality medical grade PVC.  The new […]

Stretched to maximum performance: Recyclable mono-material packaging with Reifenhäuser EVO Ultra Stretch

Troisdorf, July 1, 2019 | Packaging films are often composed of a laminated composite of PET and PE. The addition of PET provides sufficient stiffness to the film for optimum secondary processing which cannot be achieved when using polyethylene alone. However, this composite is not recyclable. Recycle – sustainable packaging with excellent barrier properties With […]

Ultra-fine microperforation sets new standards in melt filtration

Königsbrunn, Germany, February 2019 – With unprecedented filtration fineness of 60 µm, Ettlinger’s ECO melt filters will in the future make it easier to treat recycled material for the film, packaging tape and fiber industry and help plastics recyclers remove challenging contaminants like paints, silicones, barrier materials, cross-linked fractions and gels from the melt. In particular, […]

JV targets plastics recycling in Hong Kong

The ALBA Group Asia subsidiary of Berlin-based ALBA Group, Baguio Waste Management & Recycling Limited and Swire Beverages Holdings Limited have formed a joint venture (JV) to operate a recycling and reprocessing facility for plastic scrap in Hong Kong. Recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bottles into secondary resins will be the primary […]

School decides to bin the plastic as its New Year’s resolution

Every classroom at Cromer Academy now has bins for recycling plastic waste, such as drinks bottles, alongside cardboard and paper. The green scheme was suggested by the school’s student council following a meeting last year with North Norfolk District Council’s then cabinet member for the environment Hilary Cox, who pledged to support the school’s eco-friendly […]