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Plastic recyclers from around the world: How innovators are dealing with plastic pollution

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Plastic pollution is a huge problem which is seriously damaging the planet and in particular, our marine landscape. Plastic has been found in more than 60% of all seabirds and in 100% of all sea turtle species as they mistake plastic for food (source: Ocean Conservancy). …

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What do the new Covid-19 data collection requirements mean for hospitality businesses?

It’s been two years since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, changing the way in which organisations collect and process personal data. Business owners had to put aside time to familiarise themselves with the new regulation and ensure that their employees were implementing the new processes that were put in place. As …

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Recycle & Raise

October 2019 saw DCW Polymers launch an exciting recycling scheme that aimed to raise consumer awareness regarding the ease of recycling confectionery tubs, thus preventing volumes of waste plastics from ending up in landfill after the Christmas period. We then donated all the profits from the onward sale of that material to Dartmoor Zoo – …

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How Will COVID-19 Impact On Our Drive To End Plastic Waste?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, single use plastics have become more popular than ever as people panic buy disposable wipes, revert to buying food products wrapped in plastic and purchase takeaways from restaurants using disposable containers as they diversify to offer home deliveries. But amid the understandable concern over health and hygiene during the pandemic, the …

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Waste firm invests to help the SW fight war on plastics

As the fight against plastic pollution gains more momentum, a South West business has invested £280,000 to bring a state-of-the-art plastic processing machine to the region and help Devon and Cornwall businesses recycle more. Devon Contract Waste (DCW), a leading South West independent waste management company has installed the next generation plastic recycling machine at …

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