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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

20 Apr 2017 15:54 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

18 Apr 2017 15:49 materials

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

13 Apr 2017 17:01 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

4 Apr 2017 16:16 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

7 Feb 2017 09:31 industry

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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

13 Jan 2017 15:15 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

16 Dec 2016 11:16 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

15 Dec 2016 12:24 machinery

At K 2016 Bühler Group revealed how its two-machine solution the SORTEX E Polyvision and SORTEX A ColorVision can deliver bottle-to-bottle-grade rPET flakes at the highest yield possible. more

22 Nov 2016 17:00 machinery

Bühler Sortex and National Recovery Technologies (NRT) will be showcasing their complete solution for bottle and flake sorting in Hall 10 on stand E81 at K 2016. more

14 Oct 2016 11:56 industry

TOMRA Sorting is ready to attend K 2016 where it will demonstrate the AUTOSORT FLAKE’s newly enhanced next-generation sensor technology. more

7 Oct 2016 10:13 industry

Bunting's magnetic and metal detection technology is in high demand and the company is on the lookout for new distribution partners as it extends its reach through Europe and beyond. more

22 Sep 2016 11:52 industry

TOMRA Sorting Solutions has received high praise, with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg expressing her admiration for the company's purpose-built 12,600 sq m state-of-the art manufacturing and distribution facility in Slovakia. more

24 Aug 2016 17:15 machinery

Plastics Recyclers Europe has welcomed figures that show rates of plastic waste collection have risen, however the amount of plastic reaching plants has not climbed in parallel. more

19 Nov 2015 17:10 industry

Plastics recycling has been given a platform as part of the revised European Commission Circular Economy Package, promising more sorting plants and more jobs. more

25 Jun 2015 10:39 industry

Plastics Recyclers Europe believes the ongoing trend to produce colourful PET packaging could put added strain on the PET recycling market, as the market for re-processed coloured plastic is too small. more

27 May 2015 15:43 industry

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