| Swedish scrap processing company Skrotfrag installs a robotic sorting line for scrap metal.
| The most comprehensive and rigorous assessment on the state of the environment completed by the UN in the last five years was published yesterday, warning that damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be increasingly threatened unless urgent action is taken.
| American company PureCycle Technologies has announced a partnership with Milliken & Company and as it moves forward with plans to open its first plant to restore used polypropylene (PP) plastic to 'virgin-like' quality with a new recycling method.
| The downloadable document shows that it is technically possible and economically worthwhile to produce goods from 100% recycled plastic.
| In the context of its work on the chemicals-products-waste interface, the EU Commission launched a feasibility study on the use of tools to manage information flows along product supply chains and in the waste sector.
| Dow is helping to create jobs and reduce plastic pollution in South Africa through their social initiative, Project Butterfly.
| Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the joint industry initiative to accelerate circularity for styrenic polymers and Agilyx, a leading developer of chemical recycling technologies for plastics, have achieved promising results from the depolymerisation of various post-consumer polystyrene waste samples.
| At the IARC 2019, Johann Prammer will be providing an overview of technological trends for processes and materials up to the year 2050. Before the conference we had an opportunity to talk to him and in an interview he told us about current major trends and how he sees the role of the circular economy.
| “We have been working with Amut for a number of years to develop an excellent technological and yet economical solution to meet our high standards for r-PET flakes. AMUT is a proven machinery and technology manufacturer that has demonstrated how to best meet our goals and objectives” stated Mr. Yash Awasthi, Vice President of Indorama Ventures North American Operations regarding this project.
| Clean sorting of the final product is important, and not just in recycling. With the Metalfex, Komptech offers a mobile nonferrous metal separator, that also efficiently separates out ferrous metals.
| WRAP and OPRL (On-Pack Recycling Label) today announced a strategic partnership which sets out how the two organisations will work together towards meeting the UK’s recycling targets.
| 20,000 tons of virgin PET is imported to New Zealand annually. New Zealand government’s Waste Minimization Fund supports the project to reduce that environmental harm.
| Carbios has announced it has successfully produced the first PET-bottles made with 100% Purified Terephthalic Acid (rPTA), through the enzymatic biorecycling of plastic waste.
| The Austrian recycler ‘PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH’ recorded a plus of 9 % in the recycling of PET bottles in 2018.