Waste plastics

Europe mixed plastic waste supply to further tighten

| The European mixed plastic waste market is expected to further tighten in 2022 amid growing use of mixed-polyolefins grades by mechanical recyclers and increased use of refuse derived fuel (RDF)-suitable reject bales by pyrolysis-based chemical recyclers.

Starlinger: Bottle-to-bottle plant for Turkey

| The food-grade PET recycling system will be supplied to rPET flake producer Başatlı in April 2022.
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APK presents fully decolourised plastic recyclates

| According to the company, their newcycling technology has proven to succesfully recycle household plastic waste on an industrial scale and that all goals for scaling and decolourisation were achieved.

Erema: Large-scale recycling plant with 40,000 tonnes capacity

| As the demand for recycled plastics grows, so does the size of the machines. This applies to the processing of polyolefins as well as to PET recycling.
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From PET bottles straight to food contact grade r-PET packaging

| In summer 2021, Erema in collaboration with AMUT has finalized the installation and commissioning of ALTO packaging´s first extrusion line for food grade PET sheets in New Zealand market.

Mixed waste sorting changing the game

| Tomra and a Norwegian waste sorting plant have demonstrated that mixed waste sorting prior to disposal is a superior solution to separate collection.

Axion: Plastic recycling does work

| Recycling end-of-life plastic is still the best route for recovering this versatile and long-life material, according to resource recovery specialist Axion.

Atlas of plastic waste launched

| The Basel Action Network has joined forces with academics at Columbia and Yale Universities to create the Atlas of Plastic Waste, mapping thousands of plastic waste dumps scattered around the world.

Record Numbers Attend PRS Europe

| The fifth Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) exhibition and conference held earlier this month in Amsterdam, The Netherlands attracted a record number of visitors and exhibitors from across Europe.

Packaging Innovation at Sustainability Awards

| The 2021 Finat Sustainability Award recognizes the efforts of the self-adhesive label vale chain to reduce, reuse and recycle. The ten initiatives entered in the competition demonstrated a broad spectrum of approaches to increasing sustainability.

Research on chemical recycling of composites

| The EROS Project, with the participation of Aimplas and ITC, is working to develop new recycling processes to recover composite materials from the aeronautics and wind turbine sectors to manufacture new products for the transport and ceramics industries.
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Higher-performance recyclates with new digital service

| A new digital service developed by plastship in cooperation with Kraton, Chemetall and Baerlocher provides an overview of the interaction between recyclates and additives. With the additives being offered, the properties of recycled plastics can be improved.

Winners of Plastics Recycling Awards Europe announced

| The winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2021 were announced last at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe in Amsterdam.

Industry concerned over increasing fragmentation of internal market

| European plastic packaging manufacturers are very concerned that many member states have either not implemented the mandatory requirements of the EU Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) in time or provide for exemptions and tightening.

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