Proud to be part of the Global Wave

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THURSDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2019 NEW GLOBAL COMMITMENT REPORT REVEALS PROGRESS TOWARDS ELIMINATING PLASTIC POLLUTION We are pleased to be represented in the publication of the first Global Commitment 2019 Progress Report. Published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the UN Environmental Programme, it reveals companies’ and governments’ efforts to combat plastic waste and pollution. KEY MESSAGES FROM THE REPORT 1. …

BP invests £19.5m in innovative pilot plant for ‘unrecyclable’ plastics

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BP’s Petrochemicals arm has unveiled plans for a multi-million dollar investment in an innovative recycling technology designed to create a second life for “previously unrecyclable” packaging.  Elsewhere, Tesco has this year inked a deal with Swindon-based recycling firm Recycling Technologies to trial an innovative system that converts soft plastics back into oil, while Nestle and Procter and Gamble (P&G) have …

The battle to break plastic’s bonds

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Most of the endeavours in this area are in industry, where new ventures and existing chemical giants are trying to develop techniques that can, on an industrial and profitable scale, break down plastics into either fuels or feedstocks – chemicals which can be fed back into a plant to produce brand new plastics. “Many plastics are efficiently mechanically recycled,” he …

Recycling Technologies to showcase best of British recycling innovation at K 2019

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Recycling Technologies will exhibit ground-breaking developments, and demonstrating on the international stage how British recycling innovation is helping solve the problem of end-of-life plastic waste. Elena Parisi, Sales and Marketing Director at Recycling Technologies, said: “We are delighted to be at K 2019, showcasing our feedstock recycling capability for currently unrecycled plastics, and continuing to build partnerships to accelerate the …

‘Plastic recycling is a myth’: what really happens to your rubbish?

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You sort your recycling, leave it to be collected – and then what? From councils burning the lot to foreign landfill sites overflowing with British rubbish, Oliver Franklin-Wallis reports on a global waste crisis. One great hope is chemical recycling: turning problem plastics into oil or gas through industrial processes. “It recycles the kind of plastics that mechanical recycling can’t …

British company pioneers machine that could revolutionise recycling by super-heating plastic until it turns to wax

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Read the article on the Daily Mail online here Swindon-based Recycling Technologies has created the RT7000 machine  Machine uses pyrolysis, which heats waste in an oxygen-free environment Breaks up plastic’s molecular structure, which creates a wax for new products A trial is being ran in the South West for tesco customers to bring in plastics Cling film and other hard to …

The human impact of single-use plastics on developing countries

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The impact of plastics on marine life has been well documented mainly due to what’s become known as the Blue Planet effect. “The effects of plastic pollution on human health however, is only now coming into sharper focus. In May, a report released by international relief and development agency Tearfund sounded a clear warning bell on these dangers. Significantly, its …

Melting down crisp packets and clingfilm could raise plastic recycling rates tenfold, say firms

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By Helena Horton, Read the article on The Telegraph here Robotic arms, artificial intelligence and a machine that can melt down crisp packets and cling film could all increase the UK’s recycling capabilities tenfold over the next decade. The new technologies are being trialled by some of the country’s biggest recycling companies as worries over the plastic waste crisis mount. …