Agilyx Corporation has been granted a patent continuation for its process of breaking down waste polystyrene into its chemical building block, styrene monomer.

Sabic has introduced the company’s first automotive grades containing mechanically recycled content within the company’s Trucircle portfolio of circular solutions and services.

The international resource management company Geminor recently entered two new agreements for the handling and export of Danish waste wood. The contracts with the Danish companies Affaldplus and ARGO have a total volume of 31,000 tonnes annually and will run until 2023.

Andritz has signed a cooperation agreement with CIRC LLC (USA), to bundle each party’s expertise in the field of textile recycling and to upscale CIRC’s recycling technology for commercial use.


ISRI has announced that its President Robin Wiener has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit organization that leverages corporate partner funding to aid recycling in states, cities, and communities nationwide.

PCEP, SCS and EUMEPS join cross-polymer initiative PolyREC® to monitor, verify and report on Europe’s recycled plastic flows.

Eriz has selected Eric Adams to serve as Managing Director for the company’s newly established Eriez Deutschland GmbH.

Erema Group is a member of the Chemical Recycling Europe association as of July 2021.


Indorama Ventures has announced it will build a facility in Karawang, West Java, to recycle almost 2 billion plastic bottles a year in support of the government’s plan to reduce ocean debris. The facility, which is planned to launch in 2023, will recycle 1.92 billion PET plastic bottles annually and create 217 new jobs.

BASF has expanded its chemical catalyst recycling capacity and capability with the acquisition of Zodiac Enterprises LLC in Caldwell, Texas.

During the recent BIR Virtual General Assembly, the votes cast by the effective members of BIR unanimously confirm the reelection of Tom Bird as BIR President for a second mandate of two years, as well as the election of Andy Wahl as BIR Treasurer, also for a mandate of two years.

Ineos Styrolution has announced the availability of mechanically recycled polystyrene in EMEA. Production of the new “Styrolution® PS ECO 440” is based on Tomra’s NIR sorting process delivering a polystyrene purity of more than 99.9%. The new material is available in white and light grey.

Unilever has joined Nextek’s global project NEXTLOOPP to create food-grade recycled Polypropylene (rPP) from post-consumer packaging waste.

MBA Polymers UK has become the first Plastics Recycling Business in the world to have their products achieve the Carbon Trust’s Lower CO2 label

Indorama Ventures has completed its acquisition of CarbonLite Holdings’ facility in Texas. The Dallas site is one of the largest producers of food-grade recycled pellets (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate or rPET) in the U.S., with a combined capacity of 92,000 tons annually.

Tomra Recycling has named Ty Rhoad as the new Regional Director Americas, taking over for Carlos Manchado Atienza

Metso Outotec has received an order for the engineering and delivery of key equipment for the expansion of a precious metals recycling plant. Metso Outotec’s equipment delivery consists of a direct current (DC) furnace with feeding equipment and process control system.

Umicore’s Supervisory Board has appointed Mathias Miedreich to succeed Marc Grynberg as CEO of the Group in the 4th quarter of this year.

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.