Posts tagged with ‘plastic’

  • Proposed incineration tax should fund recycling education programme, says Lorax Compliance

    By Converter on August 1, 2018
    Michelle Carvell, COO of Lorax Compliance “The government’s proposed incineration tax, which will see waste companies pay a fee per every tonne of plastic burned, should be used to fund a consumer recycling education programme to mend the UK’s disjointed recycling infrastructure. “Recent research, which reveals that up to a third of supermarket plastic packaging is not widely recyclable, has […]
  • Færch Plast acquires leading recycler 4PET Group

    By Converter on July 30, 2018
    Færch Plast is closing the loop on plastic food trays with the acquisition of Dutch 4PET Group, a leading sheet manufacturer with unique recycling capabilities. With this acquisition, Færch is becoming one of the world’s first integrated plastic packaging suppliers that achieves a circular economy for recycling food trays on an industrial scale, turning plastic packaging into a resource “For […]
  • Time to switch to sustainable strapping

    By Converter on June 18, 2018
    The use of plastic strapping as a packaging material and a means for securing goods for transportation, exemplifies sustainability. It ensures that transported goods are secured with the minimal use of materials, meaning less packaging waste and ultimately less impact on the environment Leading strapping machine manufacturers, Mosca, have committed to limiting environmental impact by ensuring their PET strap is […]
  • Farch Plast signs up to the UK plastics pact

    By Converter on May 22, 2018
    Leading food packaging manufacturer is a founding member of exciting new collaborative initiative to create a circular economy for plastics Faerch Plast UK – one of the leading manufacturers of plastic packaging for the food industry – has signed up to the UK Plastics Pact, a bold and unique initiative set to transform the UK plastic industry.  By bringing together […]
  • Q7Paris expand the range with RPC M&H Plastics

    By Converter on April 9, 2018
    Q7Paris is a fast-growing UK skincare brand that offers premium, effective yet affordable high-quality cosmetics and beauty products. The brand owners, 83 Associates Ltd has recently expanded their personal care range to include baby care products: “Q7-BABY” RPC M&H Plastics provided the perfect packaging solution for some of the new range which features baby oil, lotion, body wash, shampoo, powder, and medicated powder among others. The two […]
  • Paper prices predicted to rise even further in face of shortage, experts warn

    By Converter on March 5, 2018
    Packaging industry researchers are warning of a global shortage of paper and increased prices in the face of rising demand NOA-PRISM, which works alongside the paper packaging industry and users of packaging, has investigated global trends and predicts more price increases. Neil Osment, managing director of NOA-PRISM, said the industry had hit a perfect storm of increased demand – fuelled […]
  • UK bioeconomy is part of the solution to eliminating plastic waste

    By Converter on January 25, 2018
    Time is being called on many applications for conventional single-use plastics. Recent months have seen real momentum towards change: calls for a ‘latte levy’, a promised consultation on a tax for single-use plastics, the extension of plastic bag charges, and a strong spotlight on plastic pollution in the oceans. The environmental damage caused by oil-based plastics is clearly unacceptable and these developments are […]
  • European Commission plastic waste strategy should be adopted by UK following Brexit, says Vanden Recycling

    By Converter on January 24, 2018
    Vanden Recycling has welcomed the European Commission’s Plastic Waste Strategy for recognising the continued importance of plastics, as well as focusing on increasing the recycling of it. With the European Commission setting out a plan that all plastic packaging must be recyclable or reusable by 2030, Vanden Recycling has welcomed the overall thrust of the strategy and would like to […]
  • Axion launches ‘Design for Recycling’ service

    By Converter on January 19, 2018
    Axion has launched a new ‘Design for Recycling’ service aimed at helping the plastic packaging value chain ensure that packaging placed on the market has been optimised for end of life, while maintaining its primary function of product protection The circular economy specialist’s service is aimed at a range of stakeholders in the food and beverage supply chain. This includes […]
  • Kongskilde positioned for expansion in new location

    By Converter on January 18, 2018
    New facility has 28,000-square-foot warehouse and office with training centre     Kongskilde Industries, which recently operated out of a plant in nearby Hudson, has relocated to a new location at 1802 Industrial Park Drive, Unit A, in Normal. The company will continue to market its pneumatic product lines for the plastic, paper, packaging and grain industries. “We appreciate the […]