PET bottles

Treasury raises £276 million from Plastic Packaging Tax in 2022/2023

A total of £276 million was collected by HMRC in 2022/2023 that went into Treasury coffers from the Plastic Packaging Tax.

James Armitage on the PRN market

Valpak’s head of procurement James Armitage gives his opinion on the PRN market Over the last few weeks, the...

LyondellBasell invests in Dutch and Italian plastics recyclers

Dutch chemicals giant LyondellBasell has acquired Italian recycler Mepol Group and a 50% stake in Netherlands-based recycling company Stiphout Industries.

Scottish research to look at turning waste PET into drugs

A team of Scottish researchers are investigating whether PET could be recycled into drugs to treat neurological conditions. Scientists...

Sainsbury’s rolls out cardboard hangers for baby clothes

Supermarket Sainsbury's has started using cardboard hangers for its own brand baby clothes. These new cardboard hangers will replace...
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 11 August 2023

As we get deeper into the summer holidays, and with very little European demand across materials, markets are very quiet at the...

Tesco sets eliminating waste as one of its six science-based net zero targets

Supermarket Tesco has included eliminating waste as one of its six science-based net zero targets. Its net zero targets...

Manchester plastics recycler moves to new facility

A plastic recycler that exports from the North West to the Far East is moving to new premises and creating 30 jobs.
Mixed plastics

Call for quick trials of recycled plastic specifications

Key bodies have demanded trials of new recycled plastic specifications to boost the market for the material. A report...

Plans revealed for industrial-scale microwave-assisted plastic recycling

Plastics recycler gr3n has revealed plans for an industrial-scale plant using microwave technology to produce PET. The Swiss-headquartered firm...
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