Highlights of Recoup Conference & AGM 2013

Date Published: Tuesday 22nd October 2013

The Recoup Plastics Recycling Conference took place in Peterborough on 26th September and was free to attend. Over 200 delegates took the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences, and to learn more about current trends in plastic recycling from leading industry speakers.

During the day, Recoup launched two of their flagship documents, the ‘2013 UK Household Plastics Packaging Collection Survey’; and an updated version of ‘Recyclability By Design’ which is free to download from Recoup website.

Other key points of the day included a debate over the exclusion of biodegradable bags from the recently announced carrier bag tax. The 5p per bag charge, which will only apply to supermarkets and larger stores, will begin after the 2015 election, with the proceeds going to charities.

Led by Bernard Chase of Regain Polymers, there was also discussion around the current lack of parity within the PRN system, and called for a review of the unfair advantage which currently exists for export markets when compared to UK plastic reprocessors.

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 Recoup conference & AGM 2013 press release

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