Plastic Fantastic: New programme on BBC Radio 4 airs today

BBC Radio 4 News Centre

Plastic Fantastic Plastic waste and pollution have become a global problem but is there any sign of a global solution? And how did we allow this to happen in the first place? Across three programmes, materials scientist and broadcaster, Professor Mark Miodownik, explores how we fell in love with plastic, why we’ve ended up with oceans of waste blighting the …

Clean, green machines – the technology cleaning our future

Geographical News Centre

From plastic-eating enzymes and oil-sucking polymers to ‘deep learning’ robots – innovative companies and research institutions are designing the future of the waste industry Sophie Gilham, commercial operations manager at Recycling Technologies says: ‘We must remember that plastic is a remarkable material. It keeps food fresher for longer, cars lighter and so on. It is its end of life that …

Adrian Griffiths quoted by Leslie Hook for the Financial Times

The Financial Times News Centre

“You can solve the problem in the oceans by solving the plastic problem on land,” said Adrian Griffiths, chief executive of Recycling Technologies. An excerpt of the article can be read below: Banning straws not enough to solve plastic pollution, May warned The UK generates around 3.7m tonnes of plastic waste each year — of which around a third is …

BPF: Plastics focus welcomed

Food Manufacture News Centre

The current intense scrutiny of plastics packaging could combine with revamped structures for funding collection and recycling to yield long-term positive results for the sector, the British Plastics Federation (BPF) believes. “The new model of chemical recycling uses low-capacity plants, which can be deployed at materials recovery facility level,”​ he said. “It’s the most exciting development I’ve seen for a …

Marie Lennon interviews Adrian Haworth for BBC Radio Wiltshire

BBC Radio Wiltshire News Centre

Adrian Haworth returned to BBC Radio Wiltshire to talk again with Marie Lennon about the progress Recycling Technologies has been continuing to make. The problems of plastic waste continue to make headlines every week and Marie Lennon with her show on BBC Radio Wiltshire has continued to keep up to date with where Recycling Technologies is at, sharing with her …

We are exhibiting at PRS Europe 2018

News Centre

Recycling Technologies will be exhibiting this year at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, in Amsterdam, on the 24th and 25th April. Visit us at Stand F10 to learn more about the RT7000 and how we’re helping to build recycling capacity in Europe by combining our chemical recycling process with existing mechanical recycling processes. The PRS Europe event is free to …

Recycling Technologies interviewed for The One Show

News Centre

On a recent episode of The One Show focusing on the problem of plastic waste, Recycling Technologies’ CEO Adrian Griffiths was featured in an interview with Lucy Siegle. Recycling Technologies was highlighted for its innovation in the sector of plastics recycling, talking about what the RT7000 does, and our plans for implementing the first Commercial plant in Scotland at the …

6 British Food Initiatives Getting the Circular Economy Rolling

The Food Rush News Centre

The global economy is only around 9% circular. In other words, of all the new material that humans extract from the planet in a year, only 9% is recycled. The other 91% is dumped, released into the atmosphere or joins an ever-growing mound of stuff. Can Food Packaging be Circular Too? Black plastic used for ready meals often ends up …

Recycling Technologies receives support from recycling initiative in the Philippines

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The RT7000 has been designed as a transportable, modular, mass-producible unit, with a limited footprint of 30×30 m2. This allows it to be easily located on existing sites where the waste arises, largely avoiding costly transportation of low-density End-of-Life Plastic. The modular nature of the unit makes it suitable for sites with smaller or larger waste handling capacities. Each unit …