Plastic Recycling

Rebooting recycling with football campaign

Former England football keeper, David James, backs Utilita’s campaign to recycle 1 million pairs of football boots. The boots, which would otherwise be thrown away, are to be collected in a freepost ‘boot bag’ ready for donation. After collection, the boots will be offered out at pop-up claim stations across parks, football clubs and training …

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Is cardboard the new glass? – Frugalpac innovate with new paper wine bottle

Currently recycled at a rate of around 84% in the UK, corrugated cardboard is often considered a huge success story for recyclable packaging. Widely accepted by both kerbside collection and recycling points across the UK, cardboard is prized for being both simple and economical to process into new material. Cashing in on this, paper-based packaging …

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Chemical Recycling: The New Kid On The Block

Plastic recycling has long since been trying to keep up with the amount of plastic that is manufactured across the globe.  It is estimated that 380 million tonnes of plastic is currently being produced worldwide, each year. To put that into perspective, that’s about equivalent to the weight of 3,800 standard cargo ships. And with …

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Closing the loop on plastics with UK-based recycling infrastructure

Following recent revelations from a Greenpeace investigation on UK plastic exports, campaigners have urged the UK government to “take control” of the plastic problem. The investigation which took place across 10 sites in Southern Turkey has brought to life how UK plastic waste exports have been illegally dumped and burned rather than recycled. Since China …

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Has the ‘Bag For Life’ become a thing of the past?

Once-upon-a-time the ‘Bag for Life’ was brought in as a solution to the single-use plastic problem. But many now fear that the bag for life is getting the same treatment as its one-use predecessor, and with an even more negative impact. As a result, some of the leading supermarket chains have been making big changes …

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Rotajet Systems and AMIS Join Forces

Rotajet Systems and AMIS have decided to join forces in the latest big news for the plastic recycling industry, machine manufacturers and suppliers. With their headquarters in Zuzenhausen, Germany, AMIS have built their reputation on their absolute dedication to customer satisfaction. Established in 1994 with just 6 employees their success led to a fast expansion …

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PVCR’s Capacity Increased By Two Thirds With Rotajet Partnership

In recent months, Rotajet has been working alongside PVCR to upgrade their existing PVC window recycling plant in Runcorn, UK. As the old saying goes, “Out with the old, in with the… Rotajet engineers’. PVCR Ltd, member of the Rehau Group, are the largest recycler of UPVC in the North West, processing over 13,200 tonnes …

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