Success with the synthesis of PET oligomers from biorecycled terephthalic acid

| Carbios has announced that it has taken a new step forward with the production of PET oligomers made out of terephthalic acid coming from its biorecycling process of PET plastic bottles.
Plastics Recyclers Europe

Plastics Recycling Show Europe Returns to Amsterdam for 2018

| Following its successful launch in March this year, organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) Europe have announced that the event will return to the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands on 24-25 April 2018.

Eriez Europe releases new corporate video

| Eriez Europe has released a new video showcasing their manufacturing and testing facilities in South Wales, UK.
Martin Kummer;

CEWEP comments on first Draft of Waste Incineration BREF

| The first draft (D1) of the reference document for best available techniques (BREF) for Waste Incineration (WI) was published on 24th May. On first reading, the Best Available Techniques Associated Emission Levels (BATAELs) proposed in D1 are stricter than the current emission standards for waste-to-energy plants.

Outstanding PET bottle-to-bottle recycling results on Starlinger line

| The Starlinger recoSTAR PET bottle-to-bottle recycling line which has been installed in April 2016 in the plastics recycling facility of Canadian water bottler Ice River Springs in Feversham, Ontario, is delivering excellent production results.

Awards for 8 polymer producers

| During the Gala Dinner of the Annual European Meeting of EuPC and ANAIP on 1 June 2017, the eight winners of the Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2017 were announced. The Polymers for Europe Alliance congratulates the winners of this European-wide customer satisfaction survey which reflects their contribution to the plastics value chain.
Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) Experience from Bollegraaf at WasteTech

| Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions and Lubo Systems (also part of the Bollegraaf Group) are participating in WasteTech 2017. Conveying the scale, complexity, innovation and technological detail of Bollegraaf’s exceptional turnkey recycling systems is always a challenge at exhibitions. To resolve this, at WasteTech 2017, the leading global manufacturer will introduce the Bollegraaf VR Experience for the first time.

ISWA Announces New Task Force on Marine Litter

| June 8th 2017 is #WorldOceanDay and ISWA is delighted to announce its intention to play a major role in the urgent microplastic emergency threatening our oceans with the launch of its new global initiative – a Task Force on Marine Litter.

Waste Heat Recovery Market – Forecast to 2022 published

| Research and Markets has published the new forcast to 2022 on global waste heat recovery market size, share, development, growth and demand.
Gabi Schoenemann,

European Parliament’s report calls for halt on harmful subsidies to waste incineration

| Zero Waste Europe welcomes the ENVI committee's draft report on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive. This report represents a first important step towards the alignment of EU energy and circular economy policies, by excluding financial support for incineration of mixed municipal solid waste.

Caterpillar Exhibits Specialised Equipment at DDR Expo 2017

| Caterpillar expertise in the areas of demolition and recycling will be evident at the DDR Expo 2017 in Brussels. The company will display two specialized machines, the Cat® 340F UHD (Ultra High Demolition) excavator and the Cat MH3024 wheel material handler, as well as a full line of specialized Cat demolition and recycling work tools, including hydraulic hammers, shears, pulverizers, and multi-processors.

New Global Sales & Marketing Director for TOMRA

| As the new Global Sales & Marketing Director, Fabrizio will assume the lead role to further develop and implement the short and long-term sales and marketing go-to-market strategy of TOMRA´s Recycling business stream. He will report to Tom Eng, Senior Vice President and Head of TOMRA Sorting Recycling.

BIR E-Scrap Committee: Work begins on study of e-scrap generation and flows

| As a result of China’s National Sword initiative, the country’s importation of e-scrap will never return to how it was in the past, according to Dr Steve Wong of Fukutomi Company Ltd, Executive President of the China Scrap Plastics Association.

EuPC General Assembly passes resolutions to launch two new European platforms

| On the 1st and 2nd of June, the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) and the Spanish Plastics Association (ANAIP) staged together the EuPC Annual Meeting in Madrid. During the conference under the title A circular future with plastics, EuPC’s General Assembly passed two resolutions on the launch of new European industry platforms.

European battery strategy in the making with the new mobility package

| Eurobat, the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers, particularly welcomes the strong focus on battery manufacturing in the 'Europe on the Move' package released on 31 May.