Avery Dennison joins Sabic in its Trucircleinitiative, developing a recycled polypropylene (rPP) label facestock.

Trinseo has announced its collaboration with CEDAP to advance the implementation of recycled Polystyrene (PS) used in food packaging applications by utilizing chemically recycled PS to develop and test food grade recycled PS packaging.

Carbios has announced an exclusive partnership (Joint Development Agreement) with biological solutions company, Novozymes. This agreement secures the production of Carbios’ proprietary PET-degrading enzymes at both a demonstration level and an industrial scale.

OneCircle has announced two new collection partners in France, Le Plastique Français and Distributeur des Brasseurs Indépendants (DBI), who will collect, sort and compact KeyKegs ready for recycling and reuse in the manufacture of new KeyKegs.


Trinseo has announced its collaboration with Greiner Packaging to advance the implementation of recycled polystyrene (PS) used in packaging applications. The joint project aims to demonstrate the circularity of PS by utilizing recycled material to develop and test recycled PS packaging.

On 01.01.2020 Martin Stepper starts as Head of Business Unit Ferroalloys and Powder Metallurgy at Cronimet Holding Group.

Ineos Styrolution has been chosen joint winner of the ICIS Innovation Awards in the category “Innovation with Best Benefit for Environment and Sustainability”.

OPRL (the On-Pack Recycling Label Ltd) has appointed Professor Margaret Bates as its first full time Executive Director.


Ineos Styrolution and Agilyx have announced that they are advancing the development of a polystyrene (PS) chemical recycling facility in Channahon, Illinois. The facility will be capable of processing up to 100 tons per day of post-consumer polystyrene and converting it into a styrene product that will go into the manufacturing of new polystyrene products.

Andusia Hazchem Treatment has announced that they have signed a contract for supply of clinical waste to SWS (Special Waste System) in Denmark.

Ineos and Viridor have joined forces in a project that will produce a range of high-specification polymers with up to 50% or more post-consumer recycled content.

Ineos has opened its new advanced polymer Pilot Plant in Rosignano, Italy, to produce new plastics from increasingly higher levels of waste plastic.

Alan Hardy has been appointed as CFO for the Mick George Group. He is tasked with developing and delivering a long-term financial plan for the Group, while concurrently improving financial processes and systems.

Avery Dennison won the Environmental and Sustainability Award for its recycled PET (rPET) liner at the 2019 Label Industry Global Awards ceremony held in Brussels, Belgium.

Rope manufacturer Marlow announced the introduction of “Blue Ocean Dockline”, a rope made using 100% recycled plastic bottle yarn. The rope will be made available pre-spliced and on reels.

Andusia has announced they have partnered up with a new SRF supplier, Mid UK Recycling. They plan to ship 20,000 tonnes a year of SRF to be recovered at two cement plants in the Mediterranean.

Saudi Arabia’s Alfanar Group has announced that it will set up a renewable energy office in the UK, through its subsidiary ‘Alfanar Energy UK Ltd.’. The office will oversee Alfanar’s investments in the UK, including a £1bn investment into six waste-to-energy projects.

Umicore has reported a fire today at a peripheral installation of the smelter at Umicore’s Hoboken plant. No casualties are reported. The fire brigade extinguished the fire. The impacted installation is currently shut down while the rest of the plant remains in operation.

Cepi, the European association representing the forest fibre and paper industry, announces that Jori Ringman has unanimously been appointed by the Cepi Board as successor to Sylvain Lhôte at the helm of the Brussels-based organisation.

The third Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) exhibition and conference held recently in Amsterdam, The Netherlands attracted many more visitors and exhibitors from across Europe and beyond. The annual event had a total attendance of more than 3,250 over two days, an increase of 34.5 per cent compared to last year. It also attracted over 120 exhibiting companies, a 20 per cent increase.