Science & technology

Petcore: “EU Plastics Strategy 2.0”

| Under the theme “EU Plastics Strategy 2.0 - Taking the PET industry to the next step”, the complete PET industry sector shared perspectives and strategies for a succesful and even more circular future.

Students brainstorm solutions for e-waste issue

| The massive turnout during the past youth for climate marches proves it: Climate change is a hot topic among youngsters.

Recycling of PET: Ultra-fine microperforation in melt filtration

| With unprecedented filtration fineness of 60 µm, Ettlinger’s ECO melt filters will in the future make it easier to treat recycled material for the film, packaging tape and fiber industry and help plastics recyclers remove challenging contaminants like paints, silicones, barrier materials, cross-linked fractions and gels from the melt.

Avery Dennison rPET liners now available in four constructions

| The recent launch, by Avery Dennison, of a portfolio using recycled PET (rPET) liners has received another important boost, with four labelling constructions now available across Europe.
Tim Reckmann, pixelio.de

Sabic pioneers first production of certified circular polymers

| Sabic has announced another major milestone in its ground-breaking project to pioneer the production of certified circular polymers using a feedstock from mixed plastic waste.

Eggersmann sells drying system to Iraq

| A newly developed system by Eggersmann for drying of Municipal Solid Waste is being put into service for the first time at a Mechanical- Biological Waste Treatment plant (MBT) in Iraq.

Global Recycling Foundation launches new website and brand identity

| The Global Recycling Foundation, launched in London on 6th October 2018 at the Bureau of International Recycling’s (BIR) World Recycling Convention, has reached a new milestone, launching its new logo, website – www.globalrecyclingfoundation.org – and brand identity to reflect the crucial role recycling plays in preserving our planet’s future

World Resources Forum 2019

| The 2019 World Resources Forum will take place in Antwerp, Belgium from Sunday 24 to Wednesday 27 February. Co-organised by the Public Waste Agency of Flanders(OVAM) and the World Resources Forum (WRF).
lichtkunst.73, pixelio.de

Certified circular polymers from mixed plastic waste

| Chemical company Sabic, has announced together with its customers Unilever, Vinventions and Walki Group, the launch of certified circular polymers to be manufactured by Sabic and planned to be used by its customers for packaging solutions for a variety of consumer products that will be introduced into the market in 2019.

UPM and Yara complete fertiliser project taken to good use

| UPM's and Yara's joint nutrient recycling project has been completed. The Finnish Ministry of the Environment granted funding to this project under the Raki 2 nutrient recycling programme to investigate the possibility of developing a functional and cost-efficient recycled fertiliser for industrial-scale production.

The world does not get more circular

| According to the Circularity Gap Report by Circle Economy, only 9% of materials are reused globally.

Carbios and TWB receive €7.5 million funding

| Carbios and Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB) have announced €7.5 million of funding from the Investments for the Future Program operated by ADEME to support, over a period of 39 months, the scale-up of the Company's industrial and commercial PET plastics and fibers biorecycling project.

Plastics recycling & circular economy conference and showcase

| Chinaplas 2019, with its aim to promote the plastics and rubber industries’ development by focusing on technology and creativity, offers an international platform for the release and exchange of information related to advanced new technologies.

Andritz to supply refrigerator recycling plant in France

| Andritz has received an order from Remondis Electrorecycling SAS to supply a complete recycling plant for refrigeration appliances to their dismantling center in Saint Thibault, France.