Recycling end-of-life plastic is still the best route for recovering this versatile and long-life material, according to resource recovery specialist Axion.
Demand for quality recycled polymers is at record levels due to extra demand from a wide variety of industry and manufacturing sectors, according to Manchester-based plastics recycler Axion Polymers.
Growing pressure to transition to the circular economy and the desire to eliminate legacy additives is proving to be a conundrum for the plastics recycling sector – Axion.
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.
At Axion Polymers, women hold key roles in a number of areas from management and finance to process engineering and laboratory research. Find out more here…
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.
Axion Polymers has successfully renewed its current ISO management system certification and gained the new enhanced ISO45001 Health and Safety standard at its two Manchester materials recycling sites.
Recofloor, the vinyl flooring recycling scheme founded by leading flooring manufacturers Altro and Polyflor, has recognised its members’ sustainability achievements, courtesy of the 2020 Awards.