Sainsbury’s launches new recycling scheme in Glasgow

Sainsbury’s has launched a Reverse Vending Recycling trial at its Braehead Superstore in Glasgow, allowing customers to return plastic bottles and drinks cans in exchange for money off their shopping. Braehead becomes the first Sainsbury’s store in Scotland, and only the third in the UK, to offer this service to customers. From now, customers can deposit plastic bottles of any size up to 3 litres and aluminium drinks cans in a machine at the store entrance, in exchange for a coupon that’s worth 5p per item towards their shopping. Up…

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SEAT reduce waste by 34%.

On the occasion of International Recycling Day, which is being celebrated tomorrow, SEAT has announced that it is focussing its environmental improvement actions this year on reducing waste. Over the past 8 years, SEAT has managed to generate 34% less waste in its facilities, and in the next few months is going to implement measures designed to reduce production waste by up to 60% in the next six years. Among other initiatives, SEAT is going to prevent waste generation and address optimising separation in order to obtain more recycling and…

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Unilever Pioneers Solution That Enables Black Plastic Bottles To Be Recycled

Unilever has pioneered the use of a new detectable black pigment for its High Density Polyethelyne (HDPE) bottles for its leading brands, TRESemmé and Lynx, so they can be detected by recycling plant scanners and sorted for recycling. This means that around a further 2,500 tonnes of plastic bottles could now potentially be sorted and sent for recycling each year – equivalent to the weight of 200 London buses, or 1,250 family-sized cars. The new detectable bottles will be phased in during 2019 and will allow Unilever to further ‘close…

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Eastman offers second innovative recycling solution to global plastic waste problem

Eastman have announced a breakthrough innovation to address the world’s plastic waste problem.  Eastman’s innovation-driven growth strategy, underpinned by creating value through sustainability and a commitment to enhancing the quality of life in a material way, is driving the company’s efforts to advance the circular economy by finding new uses for products or materials otherwise reaching end of life. In March, the company announced plans to launch an advanced circular recycling technology that breaks down polyester waste that cannot be recycled by current mechanical methods into basic polymer building blocks…

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Tesco trials technology that makes all plastic packaging recyclable

There is now a way for some of Britain’s shoppers to stop the hardest to recycle, soft plastics from going to waste. Tesco will start collecting previously unrecyclable plastics to be recycled in ten of its stores as part of a trial with the recycling specialist, Recycling Technologies. Customers will be able to return to trial stores everything from pet food pouches to shopping bags and crisp packets, all of which cannot commonly be recycled by local councils; safe in the knowledge that the packaging will be sent for recycling…

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