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Axion staff took part on the Great Manchester Run

Axion running team smashes charity target in memory of Simon

Axion staff took part in the annual Great Manchester Run and raised well over £3,000 for charity in memory of our late colleague Simon Wilkinson who passed away from cancer last summer.

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Laying down markers for plastic packaging recycling

New developments in marker technologies for sorting plastic packaging should not be viewed as ‘the answer’ to increasing recycling rates.

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Reward those who get producer responsibility right

Reward those who get producer responsibility right

Organisations that show a commitment to getting their extended producer responsibilities right and reducing the environmental impact of their products at end-of-life should be rewarded fairly for t...

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UK suppliers mitigate ‘Brexit risk’ for manufacturers

UK-based producers of plastic goods would benefit from operating in a more secure and lower-risk raw material supply chain if they switched to locally-based suppliers, thereby lessening the potenti...

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Axion Polymers launches new 100% recycled ABS grades

Axion Polymers has launched a new range of strong and durable 100% recycled ABS grades suitable for a range of injection moulding applications – particularly in the construction and automotive se...

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Axion launches Fire Prevention Plan service

Axion has launched a new Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) service aimed at helping waste site operators to minimise fire risk at their premises and meet regulatory requirements.

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Recycling collection rates ‘cloud’ the need for innovation

Innovation and development in technologies to increase recycling of household plastic packaging is being hampered by how we measure its collection and a lack of economic drivers to encourage invest...

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Carpet Recycling UK: landfill diversion of carpet waste rises to 35%

More carpet waste in the UK was diverted from landfill in 2016 with 142,000 tonnes that were reused, recycled or recovered for energy, according to latest Carpet Recycling UK figures.

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Residents urged to donate unwanted phones and laptops for charity

People of Manchester, we need your old devices! If you have unwanted laptops, smartphones or PCs gathering dust at home, the British Heart Foundation can help take them off your hands.

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Is ‘storing’ waste plastics better than burning?

As global temperatures head for potentially catastrophic levels, landfilling rather than burning waste plastics might be better for the environment, suggests Axion Director Keith Freegard.

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New roles at Axion Polymers’ ELV recycling plant

Axion Polymers has made two new senior appointments at its advanced automotive shredder waste processing plant (SWAPP) in Trafford Park.

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RecoMed wins INOVYN Sustainability Award for medical PVC recycling

RecoMed, the PVC medical devices take-back scheme, has won the Sustainability category of the 2016 INOVYN Awards for its innovative approach to sustainable healthcare recycling.

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Research breathes ‘new life’ into lithium ion battery packs

Novel separation techniques to recover high-value metal compounds from automotive battery packs are being explored as part of a £14 million research consortium.

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REFLEX project helps drive development of recycling options for flexible packaging

The results of significant research to enable further developments towards establishing recycling options for flexible plastic packaging delivered by the two-year REFLEX R&D project were unveil...

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Complete supply chain approach is essential for success

Richard McKinlay, Axion Senior Engineer, suggests the recycling industry and infrastructure needs to move to a complete supply chain approach if it is to thrive and succeed.

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Plastics Recycling Industry ‘Wish List’ for a rapid transition to a Circular Economy

The producers of automobiles and electronics across Europe have been given the responsibility for the end-of- life capture, collection and recycling or recovery of the products that they put on the...

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Plastics recycling: ownership model needs to change

Recent failures of several well-known plastic recyclers have led some to question the financial sustainability of this sector, yet others are getting things right. So what is the solution? Axion Di...

Collection and recovery of critical raw materials from electrical waste

Trials begin for collection and recovery of critical raw materials from electrical waste

Following a competitive tender exercise, the Critical Raw Material Closed Loop Recovery project has announced that Axion Consulting and Re-Tek from the UK, together with Ecodom from Italy, will be ...

Simon Wilkinson

Axion announces the death of Simon Wilkinson

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our Principal Engineer Simon Wilkinson, who passed away aged 41 on August 24 2016 after a brave battle with cancer.

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Co-mingled waste

Co-mingled collections only work when supplying top quality MRFs

Co-mingled collections are the way forward for councils needing to reduce costs and increase capture of dry recyclables to improve their kerbside recycling rates.

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Lab scale process development

Axion’s lab-based process development proves ‘ideas can work’

Axion Consulting’s expertise in lab-based process development and optimisation work can help turn clients’ recycling concepts into commercial reality, contributing to the recovery of valuable r...

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Pokémon GO hits Trafford Park

When latest phenomenon Pokémon Go launched last week, staff at Axion’s Trafford Park site were intrigued to discover that the art mural on the side of the building has been designated a Pok...

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Axion Consulting supplies ‘powerful’ data analysis tool

Axion Consulting has designed and implemented a complex data analysis tool for a Yorkshire-based power generation client to simplify and streamline their monitoring process.

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Steve Bell hands over to Laura Smith

Axion Polymers appoints new Salford Operations Manager

Axion Polymers has appointed Laura Smith as Commercial Operations Manager at its plastics processing site in Salford following the departure of Steve Bell after 15 years with the company.

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Axion Polymers introduces new high-CV alternative fuels

Axion Polymers has added two new Axfuel® High CV Polychip alternative fuels to its existing range of environmental Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) products that provide a consistent and sustainable ene...