Axion Polymers has warned manufacturers that, by condemning ‘unrecyclable’ plastic waste products to energy-from-waste plants or landfill, they risk losing the option to recover raw materials in the future.
The recycling company argues that, while some plastic may be deemed ‘unrecyclable’ today, this may not be the case in the near future, given the rate of progress in resource recovery technology.
Materials such as black trays and post-consumer multi-layer films are currently being locked in to waste disposal systems, suppressing the movement to create new recyclable packaging products.
The development of new technology, that allows existing plastic packaging materials to be captured, sorted and recycled, is also being prevented.
To tackle this, Axion’s Trafford Park-based Shredder Waste Advanced Processing Plant (SWAPP) works to extract plastics from automotive shredder residue (ASR). A few years ago, this plastic was thought to be ‘unrecyclable’.
At the plant, the plastics are turned into recycled polymers, which are suitable for use in new products, such as vehicle components.
Axion Polymers argues that materials which are currently being consigned to landfill or EfW units can be diverted to new recovery processes.
By establishing stronger links between political will, technological developments and demand-led legislative drivers, the company believes that the industry will encourage the creation of new markets for ‘tomorrow’s materials’.
VELUX is rounding off this year’s ‘Design a Brighter Future’ breakfast event series at The Lighthouse in Glasgow on Wednesday 7 November.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Services, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Exhibitions and Conferences, Health & Safety, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Lighting, Posts, Seminars
This month, supermarket Aldi is stocking the Rothenberger DT-980 Thermal Imager for just £899. The device can be purchased exclusively online now but will only be available while stocks last.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Information Technology, Innovations & New Products, news, Posts, Thermal Imaging and Monitors
One of London’s most prestigious hotels, The Berkeley in Knightsbridge, is now protected by a Lux Intelligent emergency lighting test system and MxPro fire panels from Advanced.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Health & Safety, Lighting, Posts, Security and Fire Protection, Walls
The Window Company (Contracts) Ltd has become the first ever GGF Member to achieve a Gold rating in the GGF GLASS Charter Merit Scheme.Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Glass, Glazing, Health & Safety, Posts