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Getting masks off the streets and into the recycling hub

Next time you’re about to toss your unwanted face mask onto the street, think better of it. One mask may…

New polymer formula could revive millions of old wheelie bins

UK recycler Bright Green Plastics (BGP), which reprocesses over 40 000 tonnes of plastic scrap every year, has developed a…

New tech, new ambitions for Viridor

UK recycler Viridor has upgraded its recycling plant in Ipswich to the tune of EUR 17 million, increasing the annual…

Recyclers tackle Covid-19 supply chain disruption

The coronavirus pandemic has affected ‘hidden’ supply chains, which, in turn, presents new challenges for the recycling industry, according to…

Cleaning up the UK’s used car waste flow

UK recycler Enva has partnered up with second-hand vehicle retailer CarShop to take care of all waste management services for…

Ikea helps Dutch recyclers break mattress recycling record

Following a partnership with Ikea, Dutch recyclers Renewi and RetourMatras have opened a new mattress recycling facility in the city…

Let’s Recap: 2020 according to can recycling specialist Mike MacKay

Packaging represents a huge waste stream worldwide. While beverage cans are easily recycled, recovery rates for aerosol cans are well…

And the winners of the PRSE Awards 2020 are…

Trade organisation Plastics Recyclers Europe is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 PRSE Awards, which includes big names…

Scrapping planes in a pandemic isn’t easy

A ‘double whammy’ of low demand and high prices is hitting the aerospace metals sector, according to experts at a…

The power of grassroots recycling in South Africa

South African entrepreneur Johanna Leshabane’s company Bophelo Recycling has collected 36 tonnes of plastic scrap since it launched in 2017….

Let’s recap: 2020, according to battery recycler Van Peperzeel

How has this year treated recyclers around the world? In a new weekly interview series, we pose this question to…