MRF Employees Secure Right to Join Teamsters 10.03.2017 13:35 Sims’ New York Sunset Park Recycling Facility Workers Vote to Unionise Workers at Sims Municipal Recycling’s material recovery facility in Sunset Park, New York have voted to join Teamsters Local 210 union in an election overseen by an independent arbitrator. Read more … “Perfect conditions to shift attitudes to shopping, cooking and packaging” 09.03.2017 15:39 CIWM Report: Waste Industry Must Prepare for New Responsibilities & Consumption Patterns The waste industry must keep up with technology driven changes to consumer behaviour as well as increased responsibility in the resource supply chain, according to a new report commissioned by the CIWM. Read more … JV merQbiz Aims to Transform how Recovered Paper is Traded 09.03.2017 14:42 New Online Market Place for Recycling Firms to Trade Recovered Paper Manhattan Beach, California online industrial marketplace start up, merQbiz, is aiming to improve the way buyers and sellers of recovered paper do business. Read more … £5m Colour Tone Masterbatch Follows WRAP Funded Project 08.03.2017 16:21 Luxus Acquires Firm with Additives to Improve Sorting & Recycling of Black Plastics Technical plastics compounder, Luxus, has acquired Colour Tone Masterbatch which has developed a substitute to carbon black pigment to make black plastics easier to sort in material recycling facilities. Read more … Letter of No Objection for Recycled PET from North Carolina Bottle Processing Plant 08.03.2017 12:48 Unifi’s REPREVE Flake from PET Bottle Recycling Approved for Food Use by FDA Greensboro, North Carolina based textiles producer, Unifi, Inc. has been given the green light from the FDA to produce its REPREVE recycled PET bottle flake for food grade packaging. Read more … ‘Circular Economy Package Ill Defined and Poorly Thought Through’ 07.03.2017 14:31 Report: Use Brexit to Define Waste Resource Policy Including Increased Waste to Energy A new report from the think tank, Policy Exchange, has called on the UK Government to use the opportunity presented by Brexit develop a new approach to waste and resources policy and generate more energy from its waste. Read more … Environmental Audit Committee to Look into Poor Recycling Rates 06.03.2017 14:05 Parliamentary Inquiry into Waste Coffee Cups & Plastic Bottles in UK The UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into the damage being caused by disposable drinks packaging – particularly the impact of plastic bottles and coffee cups. Read more …
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