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 […]

Recycling Technologies seeks to build advanced plastics recycling facility

Swindon, England-based Recycling Technologies Ltd. has announced that it is working with Swindon Borough Council (SBC) and Public Power Solutions Ltd. to assess the feasibility of delivering an advanced recycling facility for virtually all plastics in Swindon. Public Power Solutions is a wholly owned company of SBC. SBC has been assessing plastic recycling in the […]

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 […]

Edmonton-area municipalities struggle with increased recycling costs

The recycling market has become more saturated, forcing municipalities to change what they collect Edmonton-area municipalities are struggling to manage increased recycling costs a year after a decision made by the Chinese government changed the industry. Government officials in China announced more than a year ago the country would no longer be the world’s dumping […]

Mumbai: Christmas tree made of recycled plastic bottles

It’s a ‘green’ Christmas at St Michael’s Church in Mahim. A 12-foot Christmas tree, a recycling marvel, made of 500- discarded plastic bottles stands near the church’s entrance, at the LJ Road-Mahim Causeway intersection. ‘s a ‘green’ Christmas at St Michael’s Church in Mahim. A 12-foot Christmas tree, a recycling marvel, made of 500- discarded […]

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 […]