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ICBR 2022: Interview with Jean-François Nogret

| Interview with Jean-François Nogrette, Senior Executive Vice President, Veolia France & Special Waste Europe for the International Battery Recycling Congress (ICBR 2022).

TrueCircle launches recyclables trading platform

| TrueCircle has announced the public launch of TrueCircle Trade, a new online platform for recyclables trading, underpinned by Computer Vision AI quality data.
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BASF: Multilayer recycling is possible

| BASF publishes a study by Cyclos-HTP, according to which coextruded PE/PA multilayer films are recyclable. The results and conclusions of the investigations are available in a publication.

Three Telehandlers for Waste Recycling in Poland

| The inter-municipal waste management organization ZZO Włodawa uses three Bobcat telehandlers for their waste recycling in East Poland.
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Balancing the needs of the circular economy and a toxic-free world

| Growing pressure to transition to the circular economy and the desire to eliminate legacy additives is proving to be a conundrum for the plastics recycling sector.

New CIWM strategy leads way to ‘A World beyond Waste’

| Launching its new strategy,, CIWM has outlined the role it will play in shaping the future of waste, recycling and resource management.

New bio-recycling routes for food packaging and plastic waste

| The worldwide production of plastics is about 350 tonnes per year. The largest consuming sectors are agriculture and the food industry.

Recycling certifications for multi-layer films

| As a constituent of flexible multi-layer films for stand-up pouches, cyclic olefin copolymers (COC) from Topas Advanced Polymers are compatible with polyethylene film recycling streams. This has now been confirmed by the Association of Plastic Recyclers.

De Bree Solutions modernises operation with wet processing

| De Bree Solutions, based in Belgium, has invested in a new wet processing solution from CDE as the company modernizes its operation to boost process efficiency and respond to growing demand.

Definitions for recycled plastics must not be set by companies

| Today, ECOS, Zero Waste Europe, and the Rethink Plastic alliance have sent a letter calling on the European Commission to put on hold...

Crude steel production increases

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 150.2 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2021, a 4.1% increase compared to February 2020.

EU microplastic ban just got a step closer, but has major loopholes

| EU plans to stop firms adding microplastic to almost all products have major loopholes that would keep pollution flooding into the environment for nearly a decade and reward unproven biodegradable plastics, environmental groups are warning.

PET-to-PET significantly increases capacities for food-grade rPET

| The Austrian recycling company installed another Starlinger bottle-to-bottle recycling system including SSP (solid state polycondensation) reactor at their production site in Austria.

Using coronavirus stimulus packages to enhance climate action

| Stimulus packages amounting to billions of euros have been and are being launched worldwide to mitigate the economic and social impacts of the coronavirus crisis.

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