Plastic recycling

RECOUP says UK plastic recycling infrastructure needs to double by 2022

RECOUP's Household Plastic Packaging Sorting and Infrastructure Report has found that UK plastic recycling infrastructure needs to double by 2022 in order...

US Environmental Protection Agency warns of shortage of recycled paper and cardboard

Americans are being encouraged to recycle by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because of a shortage of paper and cardboard as...
ALPLA rPET plant in Poland

ALPLA doubling capacity of rPET plant in Poland

The capacity of an rPET plant in Poland will rise from 15,000 to 30,000 tonnes, its owner ALPLA has announced.
Plastic recycling

Plastic recycling infrastructure held back by long-term council contracts Defra-backed study suggests

An academic study has said that long-term local authority contracts means plastic recycling infrastructure and technology ends up being 'locked in'.
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 8 May 2020

A little early ahead of the UK bank holiday weekend, this week was characterised by a generally quieter recycling market.
Galileo Green Lane

New free app Galileo Green Lane shows where shipping delays may be occurring at...

Companies shipping recyclable materials into Europe will be able to see where shipping delays are taking place at major ports and border...

EU trade associations call for creation of well-functioning recycling market after Covid-19

Three EU trade associations representing the recycling and waste management sectors have written to the European Commission with a request that it...
Henk Alssema

BIR plastic committee president warns smaller plastics recyclers will not survive coronavirus outbreak

Smaller plastics recyclers may not survive the current coronavirus outbreak, according to the plastic committee president at the Bureau of International Recycling...

Recycling prices and market commentary: 1 May 2020

OCC values went through the roof this week as lack of supply and strong demand sent prices up beyond £100 per tonne.
China solid waste law

Revised China solid waste law contains surprise clause that might allow for some import...

China has published the text of its updated solid waste law that appears to contain a new clause that might allow for continued imports...
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