Mondi has joined the newly created consortium CELAB (Circular Economy for Labels). This industry initiative was founded by companies in the self-adhesive label industry to create greater circularity for its products by enhancing and promoting matrix and release liner recycling around the world.

Petcore Europe, VinylPlus and APE Europe join EuCertPlast

Lindner Recyclingtech wants to strength its presence in the Asian region with its new subsidiary in Singapore, thereby expanding its international service and distribution network.

Averda has secured a contract to provide waste management services to Hamad Medical Corporation for its facilities across Qatar.


To accelerate driving the circular economy for styrenics forward, three of the world’s leading polystyrene producers, AmSty, Ines Styrolution and Trinseo signed a Joint Development Agreement to jointly explore recycling options for polystyrene.

BASF signed an uptake supply agreement with New Energy, a technology company specialized in the pyrolysis of waste tires, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. According to the agreement, New Energy will supply BASF with up to 4,000 metric tons of pyrolysis oil per year derived from waste tires.

To ensure future competitiveness, UPM announces plans for permanent closing of Kaipola paper mill in Finland, sale of Shotton paper mill in Wales and streamlining Communication Papers business function teams.

Anna Bergquist, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Sustainability and Innovation, has decided to leave Ahlstrom-Munksjö.


Kevin McQuade, who has led the company as Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2015 has been appointed as Chairman of Ineos Styrolution. Steve Harrington, currently President Global Styrene Monomer and Asia-Pacific for Ineos, has been appointed as CEO. The change will be effective from July 1, 2020.

Two of Vecoplan AG’s divisions have received new leadership – Andreas Jung stepped into his new role as technical manager at the beginning of June and will oversee the supply chain, while Jochen Pfeil will lead the Service division from mid-June.

Ineos and Plastic Energy have announced a collaboration on the construction of a new plant to convert waste plastic into the raw material to make new plastic. Production of the new facility would be targeted for the end of 2023.

Hellenic Fridge Recycling (HFR) is the first company in Greece to be awarded the international WEEELABEX certificate for the demanufacture of end-of-life refrigeration equipment.

The Supervisory Board of RWE Generation SE has appointed Roger Miesen as CEO and COO for another five years.

The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has approved a supplement to the prospectus prepared for the combination of Outotec and the Metso Minerals Business.

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.