Posts tagged with ‘recycling’

  • Recycling specialist in research project for the separation and reprocessing of mixed textile waste

    By Converter on August 24, 2018
    Within the textile network PlasTexTron, Starlinger recycling technology is searching for an ecologically and economically sound solution for the recycling of mixed textile waste of multi-material composition. Three universities and eight Austrian companies are involved in the COIN-project TEX2MAT, which is led by the Plastics Cluster of ecoplus, the business agency of Lower Austria, and funded by the Austrian Federal […]
  • OPRL’s recyclable packaging design tool goes into final testing

    By Converter on August 9, 2018
    OPRL’s PREP UK packaging design tool goes live this week with UK recycling infrastructure data for testing, ensuring recyclability assessments fully reflect current UK collections and processing infrastructure As part of its support to member signatories of the UK Plastics Pact, OPRL committed to “Launch our sustainable packaging design tool as a standard part of membership, enabling members to meet […]
  • Smurfit Kappa joins two sides sustainability group

    By Converter on August 3, 2018
    Two Sides, a global organisation that promotes the attractiveness and sustainability of paper, welcomes Smurfit Kappa, one of the world’s leading packaging companies, as a new member With increasing consumer concern and media scrutiny on packaging and, in particular, single-use plastics, the world is looking for more sustainable solutions. A recent nationally-representative survey of UK adults, conducted by Two Sides […]
  • 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 […]

    By Converter on March 6, 2018
    Smart Planet Technologies introduced reCUP, a paper cup that has been proven to be recyclable within existing recycling streams, at the Packaging Innovations Show 2018 An estimated 2.5 billion paper coffee cups end up in UK landfill sites each year. This is because traditional paper cups have a 100 per cent polyethylene plastic liner that is incompatible with standard recycling […]
  • Great for the climate – and for dwindling resources

    By Converter on March 5, 2018
    Last year, HERMA avoided around 438 metric tons of CO2 emissions thanks to a special recycling program for discarded siliconised release liner This averts considerable quantities of waste and compensates for the CO2 emissions of the company’s vehicle fleet HERMA: consistent recycling also helps counteract dramatic shortages of raw materials and curb price increases Siliconised release liner can be found wherever […]
  • Plastic ahoy! Why manufacturers need to take ownership of the plastic problem

    By Converter on February 21, 2018
    A recent study by Plymouth University reported that plastic was found in a third of UK-caught fish, while a second report, by scientists at Ghent University in Belgium, calculated that people who eat seafood ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year. Here, Miguel Campos, export sales manager at leading European packaging manufacturer, Advanta, explains why manufacturers, particularly […]
  • The Recycling Association to join with retailers and packaging manufacturers to discuss design for recyclability

    By Converter on February 8, 2018
    The Recycling Association will be a key sustainability partner at this year’s Label & Print exhibition, taking place at The NEC on 28 February and 1 March this year Recycling challenges faced by the print and packaging sectors will be a key exhibition theme and the Association will be taking part in a panel discussion to provide visitors with an insight into […]
  • 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 […]