Science & technology
Closing the loop in a circular plastics economy
| The 4th Go Circular Business Summit will take place in Rotterdam on 19 and 20 April 2023, with the support of Braskem as leading partner and the Port of Rotterdam as site visit partner.
Chemical recycling of hard-to-recycle plastic waste
| Neste, Uponor, Wastewise and Borealis have successfully produced cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) pipes using feedstock derived from chemically recycled post-industrial plastic waste from PEX pipe production.
Dutch Environment Minister to deliver keynote speech at PRSE conference
| Vivianne Heijnen, Minister for the Environment in the Dutch Government, will be the keynote speaker at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe conference, which takes place on 10-11 May 2023 at the RAI Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Markets for many commonly recycled materials struggle in the EU
| According to a European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment published today, from the eight most common recyclables, only aluminium, paper and glass have well-functioning secondary markets.
New European project to provide blueprint for reducing textile waste by 80%.
| The tExtended project will present an approach to textile waste recycling by developing a knowledge-based master plan for optimised recycling of discarded textiles.
RecyClass revises recycling guidelines & testing protocols
| The latest scientific findings on existing and new packaging features, together with state-of-the-art recycling technologies, are at the heart of the update of both the RecyClass Design for Recycling Guidelines and the Recyclability Evaluation Protocols.
New study: Energy efficiency of EU waste incinerators appallingly low
| A new study published today by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) shows that the efficiency of electricity generation from existing EU waste incineration facilities is appallingly low.
More efforts needed to address land sources of marine litter
| Amid a rise in plastic waste, more must be done across Europe to tackle the root causes of marine litter at its source to prevent the waste from polluting in-land rivers and making its way to our coastlines and seas, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) web report published today.
ZWE biomonitoring report alerts of high level of dioxins around 3 European incinerators
| The report published today by Zero Waste Europe on biomonitoring research on waste incinerator emissions in three countries – Spain, Czech Republic and Lithuania – found high levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) near incinerators.
PUReSmart project:Smart Recycling of Polyurethane
| The PUReSmart project, supported by the European Union Horizon 2020 Program, has pursued the ambition to develop technologies for EoL treatments, including a mix of chemical and mechanical recycling.
New study: Clothing reuse has a 70 times lower environmental impact
| A new life-cycle assessment (LCA) commissioned by the European textile reuse and recycling industry has confirmed the significant CO2 and water savings of reusing textiles compared to producing new clothing.
Stadler shares its vision of the recycling industry
| Stadler’s strategic objectives for 2023 remain focused on anticipating the changing needs, developing solutions to address new requirements as they arise, consistently delivering added value for its customers.
Quick-change mixed waste processing
| Santa Barbara County’s Resource Center efficiently sorts both MSW and single stream using the same circuit with Tomra Autosort units to successfully reduce landfilling
“Forum Plastic Recyclates” to take place on March 29 and 30
| The fifth “Forum Plastic Recyclates” event to be held on March 29 and 30, 2023 focuses again on the field of mechanical recycling with topics such as the “recycling market and recycling standards”, “improved quality thanks to additives” and “applications for recycled plastics”.