Category Archives: Plastic and the environment

CEFLEX to Provide Solutions for Circular Economy

CEFLEX is a project where a number of European associations are working collaboratively to increase the relevance of flexible packaging, which is packaging produced from materials such as paper, plastic, film and aluminium foil. By doing so, they can generate … Continue reading

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Plastic Recycling Strategy Launched by BPF

Generally, recycling has seen significant improvement in recent years due to increasing environmental concerns. Everyday consumers and manufacturers alike are becoming more mindful of how they dispose of their waste product and materials. As plastics are harder to recycle, the … Continue reading

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Recycling Plastic in the Home

Plastic is a material that can be found everywhere and you will almost certainly come into contact with it several times a day. Plastic is an affordable material that is lightweight, durable and has a long life of use which … Continue reading

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Sustainability – Becoming More Environmentally Friendly at Rayda Plastics

Sustainability is not often a word associated with plastic extrusion. Many people have concerns when it comes to plastic and the environment due to it not being biodegradable, which will have a strong negative effect in the long run. Plastic … Continue reading

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Veolia Make Investment to Recycle

Veolia UK have acquired assests in London and believes it could unlock a complete supply chain for manufacturing plastic bottles from recycled material. A staggering 13 billion soft drinks, milk and water bottles are wasted each year which has led … Continue reading

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European PVC Industry Recycles Over 500,000 tonnes

The European PVC industry of sustainable development programme announced that it recycled over 500,000 tonnes of polyvinyl chloride in 2015. The results were revealed in Vienna in front of 130 stakeholders, from government bodies, United Nations, European Commission, designers and … Continue reading

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UK Recycling Sector Set For Questioning at PDM Event

The UK’s recycling sector is set to be put under the spotlight at next month’s Plastics Design and Moulding (PDM) event that is being held at the Telford International Centre. The event was established over 10 years ago and is … Continue reading

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Could Plastic Eating Bacteria Revolutionise Waste Disposal?

Researchers in Japan may have found the solution to the huge wastage problem that the planet faces with plastic. As a planet we produce over 300 million tonnes of plastic each year, which is the equivalent to the combined weight … Continue reading

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Sustainable Plastics 2016

The date has been set for 2016, 1st and 2nd March 2016 will see the international sustainable plastics conference take place in Cologne. The aim of the conference is to develop a strategy that will develop a sustainable lifestyle of plastics from … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Plastic Recycling!

After a trip to the supermarket it is likely that you have returned home with a stash of goods covered/surrounded in plastic packaging. The question is… Do you really understand what plastic packaging you should be recycling? The answer, more … Continue reading

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