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 […]

Loop Industries, Thyssenkrupp sign agreement

Montreal-based Loop Industries Inc., a technology innovator in sustainable plastic, and Essen, Germany-based Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ division Uhde Inventa-Fischer GmbH have announced a strategic alliance to integrate their technologies and provide a turnkey solution that can be licensed to companies seeking technology to produce sustainable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyester. “We have successfully established a […]

Soft plastic recycling scheme suspended as overseas markets dry up

The popular soft plastics recycling at supermarkets is being suspended until next April because there’s nowhere for it to go. This year plastic sitting in storage containers around the country grew to 400 tonnes after the Melbourne-based processor it was shipped to stopped accepting New Zealand’s plastic. Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme chairman Malcolm Everts said […]