Category Archives: Plastic and the environment

Eurocell announces record recycling for PVC-U

Eurocell is the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of PVC-U windows, doors and conservatories. Recently they have announced the processing of a record number of post-consumer recycling of PVC-U in 2018/19, in excess of 1.2 million frames. Peaking at … Continue reading

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UK’s first contact lens recycling solution

Around 3.7 million people in the UK use contact lenses every single day. Considering that previously these lenses were not recyclable, a huge number of lenses were going into landfill. Over 20% of people admit to flushing their lenses down … Continue reading

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Plastic Sustainability

To be classed as truly sustainable, a material must be environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. Many plastics are recyclable, and provide fantastic benefits to many industries. In fact, in recent times, many manufacturers are finding ways to make plastic use … Continue reading

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Could recycled plastics supply three-quarters of UK demand?

As a whole, the UK consumes over 3.3 million tonnes of plastic products every year, and for many industries plastic is a necessity. So, the prospect of three-quarters of this being replaced with recycled plastics is an appealing thought for … Continue reading

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The UK Launches Innovation Hub to Tackle Single Use Plastic Waste

In May 2018, the UK launched a plastic innovation hub along with other Commonwealth countries. The UK will play a leading role in the designing and the implication of the framework that this hub will use. The Issue with Single-Use … Continue reading

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The British Plastics Federation

The BPF (British Plastics Federation) is the UK’s leading trade union for the whole plastics industry, it was established in 1933 and now has over 500 members. They are involved with members from all across the plastics supply chain in … Continue reading

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Plastic Sustainability 2018

Plastic is an extremely valuable material which is vital to many businesses and trades. This is why we need to make sure that we are creating sustainable plastics and only using what we need. Plastic can sometimes be painted as … Continue reading

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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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