First Mile and KeyKeg kick-start a closed-loop recycling programme for plastic beer kegs

London: Keeping plastic beverage kegs out of the landfill   Most plastic beverage kegs in the UK are not recycled and often end up in the landfill. To overcome this problem, First Mile have teamed up with KeyKeg and OneCircle to create a circular programme which recycles plastic kegs, turning them into new, useable plastic … [Read more...]

The Future Outlook For Tyre Supply Chain

Spurred on by a natural commercial rivalry, manufacturers have initiated several projects that address the issues – be that in-house or through a consultancy – because none of them wants to be seen to be behind the curve By Madhubhaskar Thiricode Madhubhaskar Thirikode is Director – Global Tyre Sub Sector, CEVA Logistics This article appears … [Read more...]

DS Smith: Converting Single-Use Plastics into Long-Lived Products

As a leading supplier in sustainable returnable transport packaging, DS Smith Plastics was invited as a guest speaker at the prestigious annual Plastics Recyclers Meeting, held October 11 & 12 in Cascais, Portugal. This year’s conference, attended by many key members in the plastics industry, focused on the increased collection of … [Read more...]

It’s not plastic that’s destroying the planet, it’s how we use it

Steve Millward, General Manager at bakery equipment company Bakers Basco, welcomes the UK Government’s £20m fund aimed at changing how we use and abuse plastic. Editor's note: Bakers Basco was set up by five of the UK’s leading plant bakers in 2006 to buy, manage and police the use of a standard basket for the delivery of bread to retailers and … [Read more...]

Poll: If Americans Are Expected to Recycle, It Needs to Be Made Easy

Survey indicates brands can help improve recycling behavior (Washington, DC) – While traditionally the effort to increase recycling rates has focused on education and awareness, a new study among over 2,000 Americans conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of The Institute of Scrap Recycling (ISRI) suggests action by brands and government may … [Read more...]

China’s plastic waste ban may force FMCG firms to cut downstream packaging waste

China's plastic waste ban may force FMCG firms to make downstream packaging waste a key issue, says GlobalData China’s decision to stop importing recyclable plastic waste in January 2018 has left the world with little choice but to landfill recyclables for which no market now exists. The move, which is part of an initiative by China to focus on … [Read more...]

Back Market raises $48 Million to create a global leader in the fast-growing refurbished electronic device market

Another sign of the growing circular economy is the growth of refurbished goods markets - in this case, refurbished electronic devices. Funding provided by Groupe Arnault, Eurazeo, Aglaé Ventures and Daphni brings total investment in company to $55 million to expand global footprint, including North American launch. The three-year-old French … [Read more...]

APR Recycling Demand Champions Program Announces New Companies and Applications for Recycled Resin

One participant plans to replace 250,000 wooden pallets with a like amount of PCR (post-consumer resin) pallets The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the leading international trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry is continuing its efforts to increase the demand for recycled resin and improve the recycling rate … [Read more...]

Composite Pallet Blocks for Europallets and Other Pallets

The use of composite pallet blocks for Europallets and other pallets has become a popular choice in Europe, as pockets of emerging interest also take shape in the U.S. Composite blocks provide an example of how wood recycling can create an important upcycled product. Composite blocks used in automated pallet production at PKF/Post. Photo … [Read more...]

Central ShopRite Makes Recycling Clean and Engaging for Customers

  Michigan, USA - For third-generation grocery store owner, James Haines, the grocery business has been a passion and a privilege. As an owner of Central ShopRite for the last 23 years, he has seen what works in his business and what needs improvements. When it comes to container recycling, James has done his share of hand-sorting and packing … [Read more...]