Another week, another raft of plastics news hitting the headlines. This week saw Buckingham Place announce the Queen's plans to ban the use of plastic straws on all royal estates, in a move thought to be influenced by David Attenborough's documentary, Blue Planet II. Read more
Last week the European Union published its Plastics Strategy, in large part a response to China's recent decision to ban imports of low grade plastic waste. Read more
Click here to read the November 2017 edition of The Recycler and catch up with goings on at Casepak, industry news and comment. Read more
Casepak has opened its £21 million materials recycling facility (MRF) which is the first in the UK to incorporate a specialist screen to recognise and separate the highly compacted plastic and metal food packaging found in household recycling collections. Centrally located in Leicester, the new Casepak MRF sorts and separates dry mixed recyclables at 26 tonnes per hour and has an annual process capacity of 150,000 tonnes per annum. The system has been designed to capture a minimum of 95 per cent of the materials processed as a resource while maximising the purity levels of the end product. The MRF has three key features which will deliver these purity levels, ensuring the end materials reach the quality standards requested by reprocessors: a 50-100 mm bypass screen which recognises and separates highly compacted materials; a de-inking screen which recognises and separates fibre grades; and the capability to increase manual intervention and quality inspections at key stages, over and the above the...Read More >
Casepak is set to double in size with the announcement that it is building a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Leicester. With construction already underway, the new fully covered processing facility will become operational in the fourth quarter of 2011 and will have the capacity to handle 150,000 tonnes of mixed dry recyclables annually. Using a combination of automated technology and intensive manual quality control, the MRF will sort mixed collections of paper, card, plastic, metal and glass and aims to recover 95% of the material processed as a resource. Most of the recovered materials will be sold to UK reprocessors for manufacture into new products and materials. Centrally located in Leicester, close to the M1, the new MRF will be Casepak’s second site. The company, which was founded in 1973 and is jointly owned by G.A.E. Smith (Holdings) Ltd and SCA Recycling UK Ltd, currently has 77 employees at its facility in Enderby, Leicester, where it collects, processes...Read More >
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Follow the A46 Southbound towards the M1, M69. Leave the A46 at the B5380 exit, then at the roundabout take the first exit onto the B5380, signposted Braunstone Frith, Kirby Muxloe. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Ratby Lane, B5380, signposted Braunstone Frith, Kirby Muxloe. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Ratby Lane, B5380, signposted Braunstone Frith, Kirby Muxloe. At the traffic lights turn left onto Wembley Road. Take the 1st right turn onto Sunningdale Road. The Casepak MRF will be on the right.
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