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Plastic waste joins ‘amber’ export restrictions

A tightening of the rules for plastic waste exports has been agreed at the 14th Meeting of the Conference of…

Bühler’s smart cameras please the Queen

New camera technology to detect subtle variations in colour and shading during the sorting of materials including recycled plastics has…

Depolymerisation process ‘important step forward’

DuPont Teijin Films is the latest plastics manufacturer to announce developments in the innovative world of chemical recycling. The joint…

FEAD: create a ‘shock’ demand for recycled materials

Leading waste and resource managers across Europe say the ambitions of the EU’s Circular Economy strategy will only be achieved…

Lobster shells offer green packaging future

An innovative biotech company developing compostable polymers from marine waste such as langoustine shells has had the Royal stamp of…

Ribena re-designs packaging for recyclability

Plastic bottles containing one of the UK’s most popular soft drinks are being redesigned to make them easier to recycle….

How essential are desposit return schemes?

Reverse vending machine specialist Tomra says it has held talks with authorities in China and India over the possible introduction…

It’s raining initiatives for Global Recycling Day

Do you know what makes next Monday special? It will be Global Recycling day. The organisers of Global Recycling Day,…

India eases plastic scrap import ban

India has partially lifted its total and immediate ban on the import of solid plastic waste. On 6 March the…

Rich pickings for smart NY recycling idea

An American entrepreneur has launched a competition for the smartest way of taking some of New York’s waste and re-purposing…