Global plastics recycling market could reach $40bn in 2019

BusinessGreen staff 09 August 2019 China’s waste ban fuelling investment from other countries in domestic plastics recycling infrastructure, according to analysis from Frost & Sullivan The global plastics recycling market is likely to experience strong growth this year as investments in new technologies ramp up in the wake of China’s ban on waste imports and […]

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The truth about Bio Plastics

The truth about bioplastics Industry pressures to reduce plastic use have been highly publicized — food processors and packers don’t need another article on the damaging effects of plastic waste. Instead, Miguel Campos of food packaging manufacturer, Advanta gives actionable and useful insight into alternative materials, and how to integrate them into existing products. Reducing single-use […]

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Is America’s recycling bubble about to burst?

Recycling is big business. Last year, recycling earned America a hefty $110 billion in economic activity and is responsible for maintaining 534,000 jobs. However, the sector could be at risk of collapse. Here, Miguel Campos, export sales manager at food packaging manufacturer Advanta, explains why America’s recycling bubble could be set to burst. When disposing of materials, […]

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Tackling the rPET challenge by Elisabeth Skoda 17 JULY 2019

Coca-Cola European Partners recently announced that the company will be using bottles made from 100% recycled plastic for its Honest, GLACÉAU Smartwater and Chaudfontaine brands. The transition will to occur between the end of 2019 and 2020 and is set to replace 9,000 tonnes of virgin plastic per year across Western Europe, the company says.This […]

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All-in’ deposit return system will give £2 billion boosts to the economy by Tom Walker

The economic benefit of a deposit return system, which would include every drinks can and bottle in both plastic and glass, would be eight times greater than the economic benefit of a watered-down system, according to a government analysis, as highlighted by the Campaign to Protect Rural England. The charity, which has campaigned for deposit […]

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