RWM this September

We will be exhibiting at RWM this September along with our sister recycling company Boomerang Plastics. As well as displaying our latest machinery for recycling we will be showcasing the plastics recycling taking place at Boomerang Plastics with particular emphasis on “hard to deal with” plastics.

Come and see us at our stand at our stand 19P49-N48 Tuesday thru Thursday 10-12 September 2013 at the NEC Birmingham.

Acclaimed as Europe’s leading waste management event RWM will again be packed with relevant conference sessions, bringing together industry experts. With over 200 industry experts the conferences keep you informed on the very latest trends and technologies in the industry and better still, they are CPD credited.Speakers confirmed to attend this year include: Andy Pag, Eco-Adventurer/ Lord Robert Winston/ Dieter Helm, Scientist and Lucy Siegle, Journalist and Broadcaster.

The conference schedule is already set to be more popular than ever. Big questions will be answered, major themes will be addressed from across Europe and networking opportunities will be available to carry on the discussions. Further details of all the conferences at RWM

Tickets give unlimited access to three further environmental events hosted alongside RWM,  visit and make the most of all The Renewables Event, The Energy Event and The Water Event have on offer.

The show is open 9.30am – 5.30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 9.30am – 4.00pm on Thursday.


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Boomerang Plastics Increase Their Plastics Recycling Expertise

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Boomerang Plastics; Summit Recycling’s sister plastics recycling line, are delighted to have welcomed three new technical team members in recent weeks.

Ben Gerry has been involved in plastics recycling, waste management and renewable energy for 10 years. He brings a wealth of specialist knowledge in the re-processing of a wide range of materials and broad experience of sourcing materials for recycling from across the UK and will be Boomerang’s General Manager.

Previously forming Envirosalus with business partners, Ben’s recycling philosophy dovetailed perfectly with that of Boomerang Plastics. Both companies passionate about ensuring that 100% of the material they reprocess is supplied back into UK manufacturing and not baled and shipped abroad. Envirosalus’ co-operation with Boomerang Plastics in plastics recycling highlighted this synergy that existed between the two companies, with shared business opportunities and growth potential. Ben says “I have joined Boomerang Plastics with the aim of helping to continue the good work already in place. We will be promoting a wider range of plastics recycling services to companies and waste management providers who are looking for a genuine recycling solution to their waste. I believe we are experiencing a large shift within the recycling industry and with the recent ‘green-fence’ initiative; launched by the Chinese government at the beginning of the year, there exists exciting opportunities to provide recycling solutions to companies across a number of sectors.”

Chris McCormack joined Summit primarily as a Recycling Projects Manager, but has proved his worth by stepping in to manage materials handling projects when pressure of business has required. His background in fast paced automotive production as well as MRF, AD operations and engineering management with a major recycler, has made him the ideal choice for Summit. His hands on engineering experience and methodical approach makes him a valuable asset to the Summit team.

Richard Last is the man with the demanding position of Plant Manager. Richard comes to Boomerang Plastics directly from a leading recycler and his previous background was in engineering, a large part of which was for the Royal Navy. Humour surrounding “running a tight ship” has been kept to a minimum – but only just. Boomerang is a demanding environment, but Richard clearly enjoys the challenge.

Managing Director Mike Jordan comments “I am excited by the potential being created here at Boomerang. We are strengthening our team in all the right areas and this will not only benefit Boomerang Plastics but also our Summit Recycling Machinery business and Summit Systems, our core ancillary plastics processing machinery business. We now have the expertise and technology to be of real value to businesses looking for waste solutions for plastic materials that are traditionally harder to recycle and need washing. We can now supply UK companies with a good quality regrind at huge cost savings compared with virgin materials”

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Plastics Recycling Expo (PRE) 2014

A new exhibition and conference for Plastics Recycling; which organisers say is the first dedicated event in Europe will take place at Telford International Centre in the UK 18-19 June 2014.

Running alongside the already well established PDM Event; which has provided a forum for Plastic Design and Moulding for many years, PRE is specifically designed to bring together plastics recycling professionals and plastics processors/suppliers.

The two-day exhibition and strategic conference will connect brand owners and specialists in design and manufacturing of packaging, automotive, medical and consumer goods sectors with those already involved in plastics recycling.

The event’s conference and seminar programme will focus on the core issues facing all those involved in the business of plastics recycling. Subjects covered in the conference will include: The Real Value of Recycled Plastics; Designing in Recycling – How to incorporate plastics recycling into original product design; Efficient Plastics Recycling – Maximising efficiencies in the plastics recycling chain; Understanding Plastics- which plastics are recyclable? and Funding Opportunities for Plastics Recycling.

Summit Recycling and their sister operation Boomerang Plastics will be playing a large part in this event together with parent Summit Systems who have been founder supporters of the established PDM Event. Summit Systems were the first plastics and ancillary machinery supplier to diversify into plastics recycling and remain the only supplier with a fully functional plastics recycling line. The experience gained from setting up and operating this line makes them uniquely placed to be able to make a substantial knowledge contribution to this event.



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