24 June 2015

Recovinyl confirms that UK is major contributor to European PVC recycling initiatives

Plastics recycling expo returns to Telford after successful debut

Following its successful debut in 2014, the Plastics Recycling Expo (PRE) returns to the Telford International Centre on 16th and 17th June, providing a dedicated national forum for the plastics recycling industry.

 

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12 June 2015

Recovinyl confirms that UK is major contributor to European PVC recycling initiatives

Landfill tax generation rises to £1.1bn in 2014

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that landfill tax revenues are now at £1.1 billion, compared to the £113 million reported when the regime first came into effect 19 years ago.

 

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16 April 2015

Recovinyl confirms that UK is major contributor to European PVC recycling initiatives

Warnings of materials shortages come from British Plastics Federation

The British Plastics Federation has announced its concerns that plastics processors are currently facing shortages of key materials, while Closed Loop Recycling calls for measures to stabilise the recycled plastics market and the long-term sustainability of recycled HDPE.

 

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04 March 2015

Recovinyl confirms that UK is major contributor to European PVC recycling initiatives

BPF Launches Education and Skills Committee

Providing a dedicated forum for the British Plastics Federation to tackle the shortfall of available skilled staff within the plastics industry, the organisation’s ‘Education and Skills Committee has now held its opening meeting at BPF House in London.

 

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09 January 2015

Recovinyl confirms that UK is major contributor to European PVC recycling initiatives

Rise of PVC in building underpinned by success of recycling initiatives

The use of uPVC in construction has been made possible by successful efforts to improve the recycling infrastructure for the material.

 

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12 December 2014

Recovinyl confirms that UK is major contributor to European PVC recycling initiatives

Leading recycling body 'wraps' up charity status

Recycling activist Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has officially registered as a charity in a bid to access more sources of funding.

 

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27 November 2014

Recovinyl confirms that UK is major contributor to European PVC recycling initiatives

MPs report says that action must be taken over recycling rates

The Government has been urged to better promote recycling, after a report by MPs found that recycled rates have stalled, threatening the UK’s ability to meet EU targets by 2020.

 

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22 October 2014

Recovinyl confirms that UK is major contributor to European PVC recycling initiativesUK recycling is doing better than expected on hitting targets

A new study on the UK recycling industry suggests that it progress is “better than expected” in terms of hitting Government targets.

 

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16 September 2014

Recovinyl confirms that UK is major contributor to European PVC recycling initiativesRecovinyl confirms that UK is major contributor to European PVC recycling initiatives

Recovinyl, the PVC recycling operation of which Merritt Plastics is a member, has reported than the UK contributed more than 20% of the total recycled across Europe during 2013.

 

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08 September 2014

Flash of genius could make light work of plastic sorting processFlash of genius could make light work of plastic sorting process

A team of Researchers in Munich has developed a new process which they claim could simplify the process of sorting plastics in recycling plants. 


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06 August 2014

Largest ever recycling week coincides with inaugural Plastics Recycling Expo Largest ever recycling week coincides with inaugural Plastics Recycling Expo

The profile of the recycling industry was raised during June, when the 11th annual Recycling Week coincided with the first Plastics Recycling Expo, held at the International Centre in Telford.

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18 July 2014

Recycling can pay off for UK circular economyRecycling can pay off for UK circular economy

Discussing the benefits of a UK ‘circular economy,’ WRAP chief executive, Dr Liz Goodwin has predicted that Europe could stand to gain £330 billion of economic growth, together with job creation in the region of 160,000 jobs, if industries committed to using as few resources as possible, and appropriately recycling what is expended.

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02 June 2014

Europe achieves new record for recycling of PVCEurope achieves new record for recycling of PVC

An influential plastics industry body has reported that Europe has achieved a new record in terms of the volume of recycled PVC.


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08 May 2014

Recycled materials industry on the rise, says EURecycled materials industry on the rise, says EU

Recycled materials are the fastest growing eco industry in Europe, according to Janez Potočnik, the European Commissioner for the Environment.

 

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08 April 2014

plastics recycling expoPlastics recycling expo gathers pace as major organisers lend their support

Plastics Recycling Expo – Europe’s first exhibition and conference dedicated to plastics recycling – has attracted the support of two
major organisations.

 

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07 March 2014

waste conferenceWaste conference outlines current status of plastics recycling

The plastics recycling industry was one of the subjects covered at a London conference designed to debate the status
of “end of waste” initiatives.

 

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23 January 2014

new PRE exhibitionNew Exhibition To Provide An Arena For UK Plastics Recycling Industry

An EU consultation has urged member nations to stop funding landfill for plastic waste and divert the money into upgrading
recycling infrastructures.

 

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7 October 2013

INvestment in recycling plasticsIndustry feedback confirms desire for EU-wide investment in plastics recycling

An EU consultation has urged member nations to stop funding landfill for plastic waste and divert the money into upgrading
recycling infrastructures.

 

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6 September 2013

recycling seminarSustainability Seminar To Include PVC Recyclers

The PVC recycling industry is to support a seminar in October organised by the
British Plastics Federation.

 

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