Recycled polymers from waste plastic packaging can be used in non-packaging applications, reports Axion, one of 20 organisations with an involvement in PlastiCircle, a pioneering pan-European research project.
Axion Polymers invests in new laboratory test equipment at its Salford-based plastics recycling facility. This will allow for more accurate and rigorous material testing of its recycled polymer infeed material and finished products.
The UK and Ireland collected and recycled a total of 143,428 tonnes of waste PVC across all PVC recycling formats in 2019; this total saw PVC window profiles account for 86,057 tonnes, according to latest industry figures (Recovinyl).
An early adopter of Recofloor, Bramhall Flooring has demonstrated the ease of implementing the UK’s vinyl flooring take back scheme to collect, return and recycle material from STI Poynton, an electronic component manufacturing site in Cheshire.