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BPF Recycling Group members break 500KT recovered plastics barrier for first time

January 18
11:30 2013

The British Plastics Federation’s Recycling Group (BPFRG) has announced that its members recycled more than 500KT of plastics in 2011, breaking the half-a-million tonne barrier for the first time.

The news comes as the BPFRG unveiled the results of its 2011 Annual Return Survey, which was completed by around 87% of the Group’s membership by turnover.

Speaking about the results, chairman Roger Baynham said: “The BPFRG continues to see strong growth in its membership and this survey reinforces our position at the forefront of the UK plastics recycling industry.

“However, the increased packaging recycling targets set by the Government are challenging and will only be achieved by creating a credible route map which must address the UK’s over-reliance on export markets for its plastics waste.”

Elsewhere, the BPFRG said that it has identified the key issues influencing growth and its proposals for reform of the PRN/PERN system would, it believes, re-balance the system such that UK reprocessors are fairly incentivised and packaging manufacturers, brand owners and retailers are engaged.

The Group said that it encourages co-operation between recyclers and processors, as well as with stakeholders throughout the supply chain, in its


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