Stena Recycling Finland has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Encore Environmental Services.

Neste has purchased the European rights to Alterra Energy’s liquefaction technology. Alterra Energy is a US-based company that has developed a proprietary thermochemical solution for liquefaction of hard-to-recycle plastic.

Clariant and APK have reached an agreement on the sale of the former Clariant pilot plant, effective on 15 June 2022. Following conversion of the plant to accommodate technological modifications, it will be operated by the newly founded APK Newcycling Competence Center GmbH.

On 13 June 2022, Casper Frijns was elected chairman of the Supervisory Board of APK AG


CIWM President Dr. Adam Read, who is also External Affairs Director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, has been selected to join the UK’s new Green Jobs Delivery Group.

RecycleMe expands its brand to the United Arab Emirates. The international experts in circular economy will open a new mainland location in Dubai.

Braskem is the 40th participant to join Nextek’s project NEXTLOOPP, to create food-grade recycled Polypropylene (FGrPP) from post-consumer packaging waste.

Enviro Systems has received an order for 60 tonnes of recovered carbon black from a major European tyre manufacturer in the premium segment. The tyre manufacturer will use the carbon black for production tests as a step in its efforts to increase the proportion of recovered and renewable materials in their tyres.


BASF and Heraeus have agreed to form a joint venture (BASF: 50%; Heraeus: 50%) to recover precious metals from spent automotive catalysts. The new company named BASF HERAEUS (China) Metal Resource Co., Ltd will be set up in Pinghu, China.

Plastipak has completed a major investment to significantly expand its PET recycling capacity at its manufacturing site in Bascharage, Luxembourg. The original PET recycling facility opened in 2008 and this new expansion increases annual production capacity by 136%.

Neste has successfully concluded the first series of processing trial runs at industrial scale with liquefied waste plastic in Porvoo, Finland

Wastefront AS, a Norwegian waste tyre recycling company, has announced Technip Energies as its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partner for the build of its £100 million tyre recycling plant in Sunderland.

Landbell Group has announced a joint venture with GreenForest Solutions. The new entity – Landbell GreenForest Solutions Private – is a producer responsibility organization (PRO) which offers EPR services for plastic packaging waste to brands in India.

Metso Outotec has successfully completed the divestment of its Waste Recycling business to Ahlström Capital. The Waste Recycling business continues its operations under M&J Recycling, and its headquarters is in Horsens, Denmark.

Ineos Styrolutio has confirmed its decision to invest into a pilot plant for advanced recycling of polystyrene. The site will be set up in collaboration with Recycling Technologies in Swindon, UK. It is expected to be operational in the second half of 2022.

Technology Minerals Plc has signed a partnership agreement with Slicker Recycling Limited (“Slicker Recycling”) with a view to further their visions of creating a circular economy for the UK battery market.

Leonhard Kurz “Cold Transfer with EP Platina 3015” is fully compatible with the European rigid HDPE stream recycling. The sorting behavior and recycling compatibility have been positively assessed by independent testing, says Recyclass.

Ahead of next week’s COP26 summit in Glasgow the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has published its Net Zero Ambition which set out its own ambition to become a net zero organisation.

Chemical Recycling Europe has appointed John Sewell as its new Secretary General. Mr. Sewell will take on the position with immediate effect.

Millipore Sigma Joins Cyclyx as Founding Member, integrating a focus on sustainability and expanded recycling and reuse programs.