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A Plastic Recyclers Guide to Melt Flow Index (MFI)

A question we often get asked is “how does BOSS alter the Melt flow index (MFI) of recycled plastics?”.  As tempted as we are to say its magic, that takes place inside our ‘patented shoogling box’, it isn’t.

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BPF Recycling Group Warns of Perfect Storm Over Waste Exports

For those close to the coal face, the question on the lips of many in the plastic recycling and waste sectors is whether we are facing a Domesday scenario for exports of UK plastic packaging waste which have, over the past decade, increasingly underpinned the UK’s ability to meet EU recycling targets.

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Easter Egg Packaging: 3000 Tons Wasted A Year

Easter is a fantastic time. Spring has arrived, flowers start to blossom and the favoured chocolate covered eggs are beginning to hit the shelves. Continue reading

Contamination Hinders Plastic Recycling

The environmental impact of poorly managing plastic waste has been in the headlines since the BBC’s Blue Planet II series was aired at the end of 2017.  In January, Theresa May pledged to eliminate the UK’s plastic waste by 2042.  Less than a week later and the EU ‘declared war on plastic waste’, announcing the intention to ensure that every piece of packaging on the continent is reusable or recyclable by 2030.
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Plastic in the Ocean

As of Monday 1st January 2018, a new regulation will come into effect banning plastic waste imports into China. Already causing panic, with rubbish building up at UK recycling plants and landfill sites, we look to the government for solutions to stop more plastic pollution in the ocean.

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Is Plastic the Recycling Pantomime Villain?

Pressure Grows on Plastics and the Environment

In 2017 the media has gradually increased the pressure on the plastics industry by highlighting the effect of waste plastic in our global environment.  This focus shows no sign of going away, with the UN oceans chief stating that Ocean plastic is a ‘planetary crisis’.  

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The Necessity of a Global Strategy for Plastics Waste

Since 1950, it is estimated that 8.3 million metric tonnes of virgin plastics have been produced.  Of this, 6.3 million metric tonnes has become waste, with 9% being recycled and 12% incinerated.  This leaves 79% that is accumulated in landfills or the natural environment.

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