Metal Packaging Recycling Rates

The latest data from the UK Environment Agency’s National Packaging Waste Database for quarter 2 2020 shows a 9.7% rise on quarter 1 2019 in the tonnage of recycled and recovered Used Beverage Cans (UBCs) and metal packaging. However, whereas the recycled tonnage of aluminium packaging has steadily increased over the period, there has been…

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Eddy Current Separator ElectroStatic Separator

Separation technology plays a major role in the recycling of waste materials. Metals are recovered using one or a combination of metal separators including Magnetic Separators, Eddy Current Separators and ElectroStatic Separators. Eddy Current Separators and ElectroStatic Separators play an important role in maximising metal recovery and revenue from complex streams presently processed by metal…

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Aliminium Can 2

The aluminium packaging recycling rate in the United Kingdom rose to a record high of 56% in 2019, up from 52% in 2018 (Environment Agency data published by National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD and reported on the Alupro website). The business recycling target of 61% was also exceeded by 2%. The amount of aluminium packaging…

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The Global Recycling Foundation created the Global Recycling Day in 2018 to help recognise and celebrate the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet.  They state that ‘It is a day for the world to come together and put the planet first’. In 2020, Global Recycling…

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Simon Ayling

Bunting has joined the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA).  The new membership reflects the importance of Bunting’s Magnetic Separator and Eddy Current Separator technology for the separation and recovery of valuable metals. The BMRA is the trade association representing the £7 billion UK metal recycling sector representing over 250 organisations.  Members produce environmentally-friendly raw materials…

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Non-ferrous Metal Separation

There is an ever-growing demand to maximise the recovery or removal of metal from waste, especially non-ferrous.  The economic viability of many recycling plants is based upon their ability to successfully recover valuable metals such as aluminium.  In operations processing waste plastics, successful recycling is not possible without removing the ferrous and non-ferrous metal contamination. …

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Mezzanine Test Area

Technology to recover ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless-steel metal from waste and secondary materials is the focus on stand A2 008 at the green technology expo Ecomondo 2019 (Rimini, Italy 5-8 November 2019). “Reusing waste material is only possible after segregation and separation,” explained Simon Ayling, Bunting’s European Managing Director.  “Our focus is designing, developing and…

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Hanbury Plastics Overband Magnet

The global focus on managing plastic waste continues to intensify. There is an emphasis on improving collection to ensure plastic waste does not enter the ecosystem. Once collected, the next issue is dealing with that plastic waste, by either re-introducing into the plastics process as a raw material or using it in another product such…

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Bunting Vulcanis

The global waste problem has never been more acute.  There is a continued drive towards a throw-away society, encouraging consumers to purchase newly manufactured goods.  This creates unprecedented amounts of waste, much of which cannot be reused or recycled. The issue of waste is now a headline story across the planet.  Through television programmes and…

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Bunting Master Magnets at RWM '17

The focus on the Bunting stand at RWM 2019 (11 & 12 September, NEC, Birmingham, UK) is recovering and separating metals from secondary ‘waste’ materials.  Working production-sized metal separators separating metals are on display on stand P1, right by the entrance to the show. Recycling has never had a higher profile.  The ongoing backlash against single-use…

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