| According to a recently published study by industry consultants Applied Market Information Ltd. (AMI Consulting), the plastics recycling industry will have to develop and grow considerably to meet 2030 EU plastics packaging recycling targets, along with the effect of the Chinese waste import ban.
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Microbes fully metabolize biodegradable plastics

| Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer both for energy production and also to build up microbial biomass.

Electrolux partners with food waste startup Karma

| Electrolux has announced it is investing in Sweden-based Karma, a startup that helps restaurants and supermarkets reduce food waste by selling unsold food to consumers.
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Collaboration to utilize waste plastic as raw material

| Neste, producer of renewable diesel, UK-based chemical recycling company ReNew ELP, and Australian technology developer Licella are joining forces in a development project to explore the potential of using mixed waste plastic as a raw material for fuels, chemicals, and new plastics.
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Fashion industry must get its waste management in order

| Waste management company Waste Cost Reduction Services (WCRS) Ltd has urged the fashion industry to manage its waste more effectively.

Metso signs its first agency agreement for Indian waste recycling market

| Metso has signed a non-exclusive agency agreement with Seepra Recycling Group for the India market area. The agreement covers the whole of India with responsibility of the sales of Metso's waste recycling equipment; fine-, mobile- and pre-shredders.