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Plastic recycling: A trader's perspective

Recycled plastic, by virtue of its non-standardised nature, is usually difficult to buy and sell internationally due to the many uncertainties surrounding any given consignment, reports John Hartley of Ecosky UK.

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The outlook for energy from waste in the UK

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