• Our Company

    Vanden Global is a dynamic international waste management company supporting waste generators with a primary focus on plastics.

    Our company is built on our brand promise of Reliable Responsible Recycling.

    Since our inception in 2005 we have gained a reputation for excellence and dedication in the industry. We are fully licensed and compliant for all major standards in Europe and Asia.

  • Our Difference

    Our difference lies in the combination of our presence and network in
    Europe, Asia, and Australia, and our product knowledge and commitment to
    responsibility and reliability in delivering excellence in recycling.

    Our approach

    We prioritise quality, consistency and reliability.

    For this reason, we:

    Only work with fully licensed facilities
    Test all materials at source
    Have local employees to ensure all material reaches its end destination ensuring we have comprehensive traceability


    We aim to supply recovered plastic to end users that are close to its source of origin. However, market demand and cost make it sensible to supply back to Asia where it will be used in the manufacture of new products rather than heading to landfill or incineration in the UK.


    Our values

    Vanden is:

    Trustworthy and reliable
    Competitive and fair

    Our customer promise

    Vanden will provide high quality services and products, communicate with you clearly and honestly, and pay on time.


  • Our News

    Our response to ESA’s PRN/PERN reform report

    24 October 2016

    Vanden Recycling welcomes the Environmental Services Association (ESA) report into reform of the packaging producer responsibility system, but believe the detail of any of the proposals must be got right before implementation.

    Last week the ESA published four different options on PRN reform, with a recommendation that the UK would be best served by a mix and match of different compliance schemes from across Europe along with the existing UK system.

    Under the current system, accredited reprocessors issue a Packaging Recovery Note (PRN) or accredited exporters issue a Packaging Export Recovery Note (PERN) when they have recovered or exported for recovery a tonne of packaging material.

    The accredited reprocessor or exporter then sells the PRN/PERN evidence note to packaging producers either directly or via a compliance scheme. These PRNs and PERNs can be traded on an open market in order to ensure that packaging producers meet their obligation to recycle a certain percentage of their material.The intention behind it is to provide investment in recycling infrastructure in the UK.

    However, there have been calls for reform of the system with it viewed as no longer fit for purpose to meet higher recycling targets by some. A volatile market in terms of pricing and lack of transparency on how PRN revenue is used has led to criticism of the system.

    However, the ESA has published a discussion document looking at possible reform of the existing packaging producer responsibility scheme to ensure it is fit for purpose.
    Vanden Recycling managing director David Wilson said: “Initially these options look appealing. For example, options 1 and 2 put PERN revenue at the collection ‘coal face’ and that could be considered an increase in transparency.

    “Options 3 and 4 link compliance schemes directly with collections and again that seems to be a good idea giving a more integrated approach between collections and compliance. There are parallels between what’s proposed and what happens in other EU countries where Producer Responsibility is linked with collections rather than reprocessing.

    “However, there are some aspects of this which, we believe, require further thought.

    “Options 1 and 2 may require a considerable expansion in the Accredited PRN supply base with not only reprocessors/exporters being accredited but also collectors.

    “This could add considerably to the overall compliance cost, Agency audit responsibility and require a significant expansion in the functioning of the National Packaging Waste Database. I’m sure these hurdles are not insurmountable and may be avoidable altogether (although the increased policing requirement is a major concern).

    “But options 1 and 2 would come with a high cost in order to make a fairly minimal shift in the operation of the PERN/PRN system. It’s still a market-based, tradeable note system with all the advantages and disadvantages that brings. ESA chief executive Jacob Hayler acknowledges this potential for increased cost.

    “In options 3 and 4, compliance schemes would take on a range of collection responsibilities.


    “In fact this happens already, except it’s often presented as waste collectors taking on the responsibility of compliance schemes with a considerable number of today’s compliance schemes being spinouts from waste management companies. Before implementation it would be worth closely examining the barriers that are preventing the widespread implementation of options 3 and 4.

     “If there are operational and commercial advantages to integrated collection and compliance, what’s preventing them from being exploited right now?

    “As the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) takes hold it’s imperative on all of us involved in waste management and recycling that we do not lose focus on effective collection.

    “While it’s fundamentally correct that producers bear responsibility, we cannot allow that to weaken the key relationship between a collector of waste and the holder of waste.

    “By strongly emphasising the fiscal responsibility of the producer we risk losing collection efficiency. If the producer is picking up the tab, who cares what the collection and processing costs are?

    “Of course, competition between collectors and between reprocessors will limit this effect but the ESA report itself recognises the vital nature of collection infrastructure. We must find ways to simultaneously exploit the benefits of EPR and maintain pressure to improve collection efficiency.”
    The four options set out by the ESA are: 

    Option 1
    PRNs would continue to serve as evidence of recycling, but would no longer be the funding mechanism. PRNs/PERNs would be issued to collectors by accredited reprocessors and exporters when qualifying material is delivered to them. Accredited reprocessors and exporters would not sell PRNs/PERNs (or whatever the evidence is called in future) for a market price, but would be paid a small fee to cover their administrative costs. All reprocessors with the necessary operating licences would be automatically accredited. The Agencies would audit all reprocessors. Compliance schemes would contract with collectors of packaging waste for the PRNs they need to meet the targets.

    Option 2
    As above, but with targets split between packaging waste from household and commercial/industrial sources. This would require schemes to acquire PRNs to cover the total recycling obligation, of which x% would have to be household PRNs.

    Option 3
    For household packaging waste, compliance schemes would contract directly with local authorities, even where segregated collection is undertaken by a private collector that is appointed by the local authority. Schemes would fund a proportion of the collection cost, with conditions relating to the quality of the collected material.

    Option 4
    Compliance schemes would take full operational and financial responsibility for the collection of packaging waste from household sources. Schemes would contract with operators to provide a segregated collection service for packaging waste. This would be separate from collection services for non-packaging waste such as residual waste and food waste.


  • Our Licences and Certifications

    Regulatory requirements are continually developing, and our compliance team ensures we remain at the forefront of these developments.

    It is essential that we comply with all applicable environmental and other regulations within our industry.

    Vanden Global and its subsidiaries, as reputable operators in this field, hold a number of
    licenses authorising us to deal in various types of waste for different markets. They include:
    Certified Brokers of Controlled Waste in England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
    Accredited Exporters of Plastics Packaging Waste and Approved Exporters of WEEE throughout the UK.
    Republic of Ireland – Registered Broker
    ISO 9001 – BV certificate for trading of renewable resources
    (AQSIQ) People’s Republic of China – registered as Overseas Supplier Enterprise of Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials
    VG Recycling Finland – Accredited exporter of plastic waste
    VG Recycling Finland – Accredited exporter or CRT
    Vanden Recycling Australia – Accredited exporter
  • Our Services

    Our professional team of purchasers are on hand to consult on your product range and help to achieve maximum value for it. With a diverse range of markets worldwide we offer competitive pricing all year round.

    Our specialist knowledge of plastics and their recycling applications makes Vanden Global the perfect partner to meet your needs.
    Tailored collection plans for all types of recyclable waste are available from Vanden Recycling Australia, VG Recycling Finland and Vanden Recycling UK.

    What do we do?
    Our local purchasing teams personally visit and consult with every company and site to ensure they understand our customers’ needs clearly. Collecting information on material source, taking photographs and samples are key to providing maximum product value.
    Logistics solutions are provided by each office to ensure you have a local contact that can tailor collections to your needs.
    Once your material arrives at destination our Asian and European teams are on hand to make sure material is recycled to its highest functional use and provide accurate feedback on recovery rates and recommendations for improvement.

    We can not only collect your waste, but also consult on and help implement the following:
    Source separation
    Secure destruction
    Processing methods
    Presentation and packaging of goods ready to take to market

    Our reliable service includes administrative support and assures you of timely payment.
  • Our Markets

    The Vanden Global Group of Companies
    has a truly global presence:

    Vanden Global HK – The Americas, Europe, Africa

    Vanden Recycling – UK, Ireland

    VG Recycling Finland – Scandinavia and the Baltics
    (covering Northern Europe)

    Vanden Recycling Australia – Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

    Vanden Global Malaysia – South East Asia

    We are always seeking new sources of good quality recyclable waste, and all enquiries are welcome.
  • Our Products

    Vanden Global is able to handle a wide range
    of plastics including Post-Production,
    Post-Industrial and Post-Consumer.

    We can handle any volume of materials from a one-off split container load to regular large-scale collections.

    - ABS
    - BOPP
    - EPS
    - EVA
    - EVOH
    - HDPE
    - LDPE
    - PA
    - PBT
    - PC
    - PC/ABS
    - PE/PA
    - PE/PET
    - PET
    - PMMA
    - POM
    - PP
    - PS
    - PVC
    - SAN
    - WEEE / E-Scrap
  • For Our Customers

    Consistent quality and stable supply is our
    promise to you.

    The Vanden Group of Companies’ quality control systems are used by all our overseas offices and staff to help bring you the best quality each time every time.

    Please contact us today to find out more about our unique service and diverse range of products.


    “Vanden Global fosters industry development,
    promotes industry cooperation, and are
    working to achieve a greener future in the
    recycling industry”


    China Scrap Plastic Association
  • Vanden Global (Hong Kong)

    Serving as group headquarters, the Hong Kong office plays a major role in all
    facets of the Vanden Global business. Purchase Management, Greater China
    Sales Distribution and Global Logistics Solutions form the key services
    provided by the experienced HK team. Directly servicing markets in
    The Americas, Europe and Africa as well as support for our global offices
    gives our team rare access to the latest market information and trends.

    For more information on the services we can provide,
    please contact our team below.

    Vanden Global Ltd
    Unit B, 31/F Ford Glory Plaza,
    37 Wing Hong Street,
    Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Tel: +852 3520 4692
    Fax: +852 3527 0512
    Email: info@vandenrecycling.com

    Damien van Leuven – Director
    Mob: +852 67510320

    Accounts – admin@vandenrecycling.com
    Logistics – hkshipping@vandenrecycling.com
    Sales – hksalesteam@vandenrecycling.com

  • Vanden Global (Malaysia)

    Our Kuala Lumpur office was established in 2012 to better serve our customers
    throughout South East Asia. With language capabilities covering English, Mandarin,
    Cantonese, Hakka, Bahasa and Vietnamese our Malaysian team are ready to handle
    enquiries from across the region.

    The specialized requirements of reprocessors in this region ensure our team
    tailors a dedicated procurement plan to suit each customer’s individual needs.
    Whether you require Plastic Scrap, Resins or specialized Compounds we can find
    the solution for you. See below to contact our team now:

    Vanden Global Ltd
    Unit C-10-7 Wisma Goshen
    Plaza Pantai
    Jalan 4/83A
    59200 Kuala Lumpur

    John Carapetis – Director
    Mob: +60 (0) 193249835 (Malaysia) or +852 9843 5768 (HK)

  • Vanden Recycling (UK)

    Vanden Recycling Ltd is our UK-based subsidiary. The company maintains
    relationships with a diverse network of waste suppliers in the UK and Ireland,
    in three main categories:

      Waste generators, such as factories using plastics in manufacturing,
    supermarkets and distribution centres
      Waste management companies
      Specialist recyclers, e.g. ‘ELV’ and WEEE reprocessors, granulators and extruders

    Tel: +44 (0) 28 9266 8009  General Enquiries: uk@vandenrecycling.com
    Purchasing/Collection Enquiries: supply@vandenrecycling.com
    Sales Enquiries: uksales@vandenrecycling.com

    See below for our detail contact information

    Vanden Recycling is purchasing plastic throughout the United Kingdom & Ireland and in close cooperation with our European and Asian offices we export directly to final reprocessors. We can provide solutions for a variety of plastics from Factory, Retail & Industrial waste all the way through to Agricultural and Post Consumer materials.

    We are fully compliant with all regulatory requirements – for more information please see here.

    Vanden Recycling Ltd (Head Office)
    Unit 11A, Blaris Industrial Estate
    Altona Road, Lisburn, BT27 5QB
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 (0) 28 9266 8009
    Fax: +44 (0) 28 9260 2807

    David Wilson – Managing Director
    Mob: +44 (0) 7585 979 412

    Mike Connors – Director of Business Development (Manufacturing & Industry)
    Mob: +44 (0) 7834 580 726

    Andrew Tarling – Business Development (West & South West)
    Mob: +44 (0) 7921 390 878

    Edwin Carolan – Business Development Officer (European Sales)
    UK Mob: +44 (0) 7921 803 564
    Ireland Mob: +353 (0) 86 794 8545

    Hannah Couchman - Business Development – Local Authorities
    Mob: +44 (0) 7568 428 321

    Paul Redmile - Business Development – Midlands
    Mob: +44 (0) 7710 088 869

    Carol Crumlin – Logistics and Administration
    Direct: +44 (0) 28 9266 8009

    Donna Adams – Accounts
    Direct: +44 (0) 28 9266 8009

    Diana Evans – Management Accountant
    Direct: +44 (0) 28 9266 8009

  • VG Recycling (Finland)

    VG Recycling is responsible for all trading operations in Scandinavia and The Baltics.

    VG is fully compliant with export requirements in Finland, and is one of the few companies accredited by Finland’s Environmental Agency to export hazardous CRT glass.

    VG Recycling has built a solid reputation as a quality waste consultant, and has established itself as a reliable purchaser and supplier of plastics to reprocessors in the region.

    Our main goal is to create happy customers and a healthy environment. By mapping our customers’ needs we are able to provide exceptional service to our partners.

    VG Recycling Ltd
    Temppelikatu 1
    11100 Riihimäki, Finland
    Tel: +358 (0) 1953 71023
    Email: reko@vandenrecycling.com

    Reko Nieminen – Commercial Manager
    Mob: +358 (0) 4057 07951

    VG-Recyclingin vastuualueena on kaupankäynti Skandinaviassa sekä Baltiassa.

    Täytämme kaikki muovin vientiä koskevat vaatimukset Suomessa ja olemme yksi harvoista vaarallisen CRT-Lasin vientiin hyväksytyistä toimijoista.

    VG-Recycling on rakentanut vankan maineen laadukkaana jätekonsulttina. Olemme vakiinnuttaneet asemamme luotettavana muovin ostajana ja toimittajana.

    Päämääränämme on luoda tyytyväinen saiakas ja terveellinen ympäristö. Kartoittamalla yhteistyökumppanimme tarpeet, pystymme tarjoamaan erinomaista palvelua.

    VG Recycling Ltd
    Temppelikatu 1
    11100 Riihimäki, Finland
    Tel: +358 (0) 1953 71023
    Email: reko@vandenrecycling.com

    Reko Nieminen – Commercial Manager
    Mob: +358 (0) 4057 07951

  • Vanden Recycling (Australia)

    Vanden Recycling Australia is our newest subsidiary, set up to better serve our clients in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

    Currently operating as a trading office to procure plastic for our Asian customers; we expect this operation to expand to collection/ reprocessing in the near future.

    Whether you are a waste generator, waste manager or plastic recycler please don’t hesitate to contact Simon to discuss how we can help maximise the value of your waste.

    Vanden Recycling
    Suite 108, Level 1
    486 Lower Heidelberg Road,
    Heidelberg, Victoria 3084,
    Tel: +61 (0) 3 9318 9111

    Simon van Leuven – Commercial Manager
    Mob: +61 (0) 448 666 692

  • Careers

    As a growing company, we are constantly
    seeking new talent to assist in our
    expanding business.

    Suitable candidates with good communication skills and the right attitude can expect a positive working environment, excellent career prospects with potential for learning and growth, and a good salary.

    If you are interested in working in this field, committed to providing excellent customer service, and have appropriate skills or knowledge in plastics, recycling, or other relevant competencies, please send us your CV at hr@vandenrecycling.com