France slaps record fine on company that had containers returned from Malaysia

A record fine of €192,000 (£164,000) has been given to an unnamed French recycling broker after it had containers returned from Malaysia.
ALPLA HDPE recycling

ALPLA adds HDPE recycling to its PET recycling capacity

Packaging firm ALPLA is moving into HDPE recycling following its acquisition of two facilities in Spain. The company, which...
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 15 November 2019

Depressing prices for OCC and mixed paper is the key story this week in the recycling marketplace. Both grades...
cardboard

Recycling prices and market commentary: 8 November 2019

The recovered fibre market slumped again this week, in what is proving to be a very difficult market for recycled paper.

BP to build PET recycling plant

A pioneering PET recycling plant is to be built by oil company BP that will take currently 'unrecyclable' polymers.

Oil firm Total to double production of recycled PP for automotive sector

Major oil firm Total will increase its production of recycled polypropylene (PP) for the automotive sector to 40,000 tonnes, it has announced.
pet

Recycling prices and market commentary: 1 November 2019

Paper and plastic recycling markets remain in very different places at the moment. While the market for plastic packaging...

Nine Dragons to focus on domestic paper sources, imported pulp and low-cost quality fibre...

Chinese paper packaging giant Nine Dragons Paper has revealed its focus for the upcoming year as part of its annual results.
HDPE bottles recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 25 October 2019

With the National Packaging Waste Database Q3 data being published this week, this had an impact on PRN/PERN prices.
Henrik Thunman from Chalmers University of Technology

Process developed for recycling high quality plastics

Scientists from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have developed a process for recycling plastics at high quality. Taking...
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