Waste plastics

Recycling Technologies joins Chemical Recycling Europe

| Chemical Recycling Europe welcomes Recycling Technologies, a United Kingdom based company as a new member. The company has developed a technology which turns hard-to-recycle plastic into an oil used as a feedstock for new plastic production.

Joint facility for recycling of polystyrene announced

| Ineos Styrolution and Amsty announce plans to construct a joint 100 ton per day facility in Channahon, Illinois, that will utilize the Agilyx advanced recycling technology to recycle post-use polystyrene products back into virgin-equivalent styrene monomer.
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New Near-Infrared Sortable Black Masterbatch

| Toyo Ink has developed a new range of black plastic masterbatch for near-infrared sorting and subsequent material recovery. The new packaging masterbatch supports the recyclability of black plastic waste that is currently destined for landfill.

Chemical recycling: pyrolysis oil from waste tires

| BASF invests into Pyrum as part of its Chemcycling project. The investment is intended to support construction of additional production capacities for pyrolysis oil. BASF hopes pyrolysis oil will partly replace fossil feedstock and be used for demanding plastic applications.
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Completely recyclable food packaging

| Mondi is launching a fully recyclable 80% paper-based packaging solution for cold meats and cheese.

MORE announces first Results on use of recycled polymers

| MORE – MOnitoring Recyclates for Europe has completed its first round of data collection in France and announces for the first time the monitored volumes of recycled polymers used by plastics converting companies.

Trinseo and Fernholz commercialize r-PS for food packaging

| The new polystyrene material is based on 20%-30% post-consumer recycled content (PCR).
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China tightens enforcement of existing regulations

| As from 1 September 2020, Chinese customs authorities have been tightening the enforcement of the existing regulations regarding imports of recycled plastics pellets.

AMI predicts positive future for global chemical recycling

| AMI Consulting has published its brand-new report on the global Chemical Recycling industry.

Loop Industries and Suez to build first infinite loop recycling facility in Europe

| Loop Industries and Suez have announced plans to build the first Infinite Loop recycling facility in Europe.

Accelerating the standardization of food contact recycling processes

| A new Food Contact Module for plastics recycling processes of the EuCertPlast Certification drives further harmonisation of the plastics recycling industry.

New adhesive with up to 80% biomass ccontent

| Toyochem Co., Ltd., a member company of the Toyo Ink Group, has developed a new pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) with a high bio-based content for use in packaging, labels and tapes.

Reusable foodservice packaging: Science review highlights need for robust hygiene measures

| EPPA calls for national food agencies to review policy options and publish hygiene-guidance.

New process for the recycling of all types of waste PET

| Axens, IFPEN and JEPLAN have recently signed a joint development and commercialization agreement in order to develop, demonstrate and commercialize an innovative PET monomer recycling process for all types of waste PET-based materials, including bottles, films, trays or textile (polyester).
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