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Pride in the UK’s pioneering plastics plant

The media has recently been awash with news of the world’s biggest plastic bottle processing plant, which was officially opened by waste minister Lord Taylor in Lincolnshire this month.A result of the £15m joint venture between Coca-Cola Enterprises and ECO Plastics, Continuum Recycling’s vast Hemswell site is said to now more than double the amount of bottle-grade recycled plastic (rPET) previously created in Britain. Statistics highlighted by industry journal M...

Big challenge for Riverside’s Susie Little

Tackling the infamous ‘banger’ rally on 3 May will be no easy feat for Riverside Waste Machinery’s finance manager Susie Little, especially as she will spend the duration dressed as Thunderbirds’ Lady Penelope. But accompanied by her very own ‘Parker’ (friend Sean O’Malley) and travelling in a custom-modified version of FAB 1 – a now bright pink Mercedes E-class estate – Susie is taking this task very seriously.Because whilst the event is set to be a huge adventure fo...

Website launch met with industry praise

It’s been a long time in the making but the new Riverside Waste Machinery website is finally here. The user-friendly site is designed to present a wealth of helpful and relevant information about waste balers and the general recycling climate, in a clear and engaging format. But does it do the job? Riverside’s managing director Jonathan Oldfield comments: “Already we have received extremely positive feedback from new and existing clients who have found the s...

Government not doing enough to raise awareness of recycling targets

A nationwide survey carried out on behalf of Riverside Waste Machinery has revealed that only 29.6% of respondents feel the Government is taking enough action to raise awareness about the UK’s waste and recycling targets.Passionate about the country’s ever-changing attitudes to waste management, Riverside managing director Chris Oldfield was keen to understand what the viewpoint was amongst general members of the public. When analysing the results from the 1955 individuals ...

Paper and board guidance sheds light on much-debated industry issue

Guidance was launched last week (as reported by industry title MRW on 5th May) to help the recovered paper industry comply with European legislation surrounding the safety of food packaging. Having welcomed this development, Riverside Waste Machinery managing director Chris Oldfield considers what this could mean for quality standards within the sector...&l...

Link up with Riverside MD Chris Oldfield

Riverside Waste Machinery's managing director Chris Oldfield is now on LinkedIn, and he wants you to join him.If you know Chris and would like to connect, then view his profile at passionate about the waste management and recycling industry, Chris is keen to utilise LinkedIn as a platform with which to share best practice and technical knowledge, whi...

Our aftersales support

A number of organisations – especially those making the first step to improve their waste handling capabilities – are a little apprehensive about what happens after their investment in a waste baler. What if their plant manager gets a new job and there’s a knowledge gap? What if they make a mistake and a small repair is needed? These worries are perhaps natural, but there’s really nothing to panic about.

Firstly, our waste balers are incredibly easy to use, but secondly, our baling engineers will be with you every step of the way, long after the initial procurement. Providing training, service and maintenance expertise, spare parts or simply a waste handling review, we’ll help you maximise the return from your investment, for years to come.

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