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Why don’t environmental influencers engage with the plastics industry?

Environmental influencers are fighting for the same cause as the plastics industry – to eliminate plastic waste from the environment – and yet they do not engage in conversation with us. Rose Brooke responds to an editorial by Natalie Bennett. more

1 May 2018 16:29 editor's blog

Luxus, based in the East of England, has demonstrated its analytic tool for near-infrared separation. more

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BOSS Impact Solutions

Impact Solutions

Separating polyolefins has been a tricky process in conventional facilities, but Scotland’s Impact Solutions has taken on a new plant to use its own innovation to separate PP from PE. more

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LyondellBasell has joined forces with waste and water management giant SUEZ to help achieve a plastics circular economy together as a recycling power duo. more

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BUNTING

Paul Fears

Cover star for EPPM's January/February 2018 issue, Bunting Europe explains the argument for separation you won't hear in the mainstream media. more

industry

Luxus Managing Director, Peter Atterby explains why our plastic products need to be designed with ‘end of life’ recycling in mind. more

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Plastics manufacturing trends for 2018

The marine plastics crisis is going to be the single largest influencer of plastics manufacturing trends in 2018, says EPPM Editor Rose Brooke. Do you agree? more

4 Jan 2018 15:12 editor's blog 2 Comments

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Peter Alvey

Norwegian sorting machine company TOMRA has agreed to supply 40 of its Autosort machines to recycling processors SKM, in Melbourne. more

industry

Plastic waste: An embarrassing reminder of our throwaway society

Plastic waste was in the news and on the radio this week, and EPPM Editor Rose Brooke brought the argument that the blame cannot lie solely at the feet of the industry when what we need is investment and education. more

7 Dec 2017 17:02 editor's blog

Tomra has started selling its Autosort Laser system for separation of solid waste. more

machinery

German sorting lines manufacturer Sortco has set up operation of a machine ahead of its show at Fakuma. more

industry

Guest post: Laying down markers for plastic packaging recycling

Axion Consulting's Richard McKinlay believes that while methods to detect different polymer types such as fluorescent pigments and digital watermarks offer exciting potential, they should be seen as a way to safeguard recyclate quality. more

19 May 2017 14:22 guest blogs

Are we ignoring more challenging plastics in favour of always recycling the easiest materials to collect and repurpose as recyclates? Plarabel's An Vossen sets out the task in hand for industry and consumers. more

industry

With 1.3 billion black plastic trays being missed by recycling sorting technologies and going straight to landfill in the UK every year, Colour Tone Director Tony Gaukroger is issuing a call to action. more

materials

Successful integration of EREMA’s newest companies PURE LOOP and UMAC contributed to the recycling firm’s record results. more

industry

TOMRA has a lot to celebrate in addition to its 45th anniversary, bringing record sales in 2016 with the sale of some 90,000 systems in over 80 countries. more

industry

The New Year has ushered in some big plans and big news for Bunting Magnetics, with a shrewd acquisition and a strategy that pinpoints untapped markets setting the growing company up for some serious growth in 2017. more

industry

Environmental Pollution

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Tomra has signed up as a member of the New Plastics Economy, a three-year initiative working towards a global plastics system guided by the principles of the circular economy. more

industry

An investment in Bühler sorting technology is an investment in increasing productivity, as the company's sorting system has proved it is capable of improving PET recycling yields by more than 30 per cent. more

machinery

TOMRA Sorting Solutions' new-format X-TRACT X-ray transmission system was given a Special Mention by the German Design Awards 2017 in the Industry category. more

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