New start-up company to open UK’s first facility to recycle plastic waste from science...

A pilot plant has been opened that aims to recycle up to 60% of plastic from science laboratories.  

Environment Agency has imposed fines of £580,000 up to September this year for waste...

The Environment Agency has revealed that it has imposed fines and costs totalling £580,000 for waste crime up to September this year.
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 24 November 2023

There was a little bit of movement in some grades this week, especially where deep sea export was required.
Paper pulp

Recycled pulp mill for export set to be built in Queensland, Australia 

A pulp mill using recycled fibre is set to be built in Australia that will then export the output material. 
LDPE film

Recycling prices and market commentary: 17 November 2023

Underlying prices were mostly stable this week, but last week's fall in the value of the PRN/PERN hit plastics markets once again.

Scientists discover traces of hundreds of toxic chemicals in recycled plastics 

A recent study published by the University of Gothenburg has uncovered the high presence of toxic chemicals found in samples of recycled...

Recycled plastic export report: September 2023

These are the latest HMRC export figures for September 2023 for PE-based plastics – commodity code 391510. Only destinations of more than...

Recycled paper export report: September 2023

These are the latest HMRC export figures for September 2023 for key paper and cardboard grades. Only destinations of more than 1,000...

EU reaches compromise position on proposed ban on waste shipments

The European Union Council and European Parliament have reached a provisional political agreement on shipments of waste. For shipments...

Recycled content requirements have damaged European plastics markets, Plastics Recyclers Europe warn

The Single Use Plastics Directive requirement for 25% recycled content in beverage bottles has hit the European plastics market, according to Plastics...
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