Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has hit a new all-time high of 84%, according to figures issued by APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging.

Cinzia Vezzosi, President of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation has been elected as Vice President of Assofermet, the Italian Association of Metal Recovery and Recycling Enterprises.

The certification schemes QA-CER (BE), AENOR (ES), Plastica Seconda Vita (IT) and Wertstoff PET (RAL) (DE) have joined the PolyCert Europe umbrella technical platform with the objective to harmonize their methodologies for the verification of the uptake of secondary raw material in converted polymeric products as recycled content.

Worley has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by SABIC Plastic Energy Advanced Recycling BV (SPEAR) – a joint venture between SABIC and Plastic Energy – for a new advanced plastics recycling unit in Geleen, the Netherlands.

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Ineos Styrolution, Recycling Technologies and Trinseo have announced today that they have reached a significant milestone in their plans to build commercial polystyrene (PS) recycling plants in Europe. Recycling Technologies has been selected as the technology partner. Prior to building the commercial scale recycling plants, a PS recycling pilot plant will be built in the UK in 2022, and the technology will be further developed jointly by the three parties.

From now on, Pure Loop also offers customers and potential buyers in North America the opportunity to test the ISEC machine using their own material.

Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS) has filed its first application for EU authorisation of mechanically recycled polystyrene (rPS) as food contact material.

The UK’s largest compliance scheme Valpak and circular design specialists, Circular&Co., have announced a partnership agreement which will see them work together to develop sustainable products from hard to recycle materials.

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SUEZ Sweden has officially changed its name to PreZero Recycling AB.

Petri Paukkunen has been appointed Area President, Asia Pacific Area at Valmet.

Ineos Styrolution and Polystyvert are collaborating to convert post-consumer polystyrene plastic into a new, high quality, polystyrene (PS) raw material resin.

Tetra Pak has introduced a new collaborative innovation model with leading paperboard producers, a move aimed at tackling the food packaging industry’s sustainability challenges.

Ineos Styrolution has announced plans to build a demonstration plant at its Antwerp, Belgium, site to test production of ABS plastic from recycled feedstock.

Due to the pandemic, the Steinexpo 2020 which was postponed to April 2021 is cancelled. The 11th Steinexpo will take place in September 2023.

APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has appointed Viliam Gašpar, Director of Customer Technical Service at U.S. Steel Košice, as the association’s new President.

Plastics recycler Agilyx AS has joined Chemical Recycling Europe.

Milliken & Company’s Chemical Division has joined the Digital Watermarks Project, a large-scale initiative testing the viability of digital watermarking technologies for the accurate sorting of plastics.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has announced the hiring of Cheryl Coleman as vice president of sustainability.

BIR President Tom Bird has appointed Dr Helmut Kolba of Remondis Electrorecycling GmbH as new chairman of the organisation’s E-Scrap Committee.

The Normec Group (Normec) has announcde that it has signed a definitive agreement with the shareholders of Organic Waste Systems (OWS) concerning the acquisition of OWS.