Waste plastics

Aimplas develops new methodology to analyse microplastics

| The MICROPLASTICS_2020 Project is working on the development of a new methodology to detect, identify and quantify microplastics in industrial processes.

New PET recycling plant in Spain announced

| Plastipak has announced a major investment in recycling at its manufacturing site in Toledo, Spain.
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Making textiles circular: What is needed?

| No time to waste to implement the ambitious strategy for sustainable textiles was one of the key messages of Recyclers’ Talks #2 organised on 4 May 2021 by EuRIC, in the framework of the EU Green Week.

Paper cup recycling in Russia: blockchain principle

| Paper cups have become an integral part of human life in big cities. There is a myth that paper cups are not recyclable due to the plastic layer inside, but this is not the case.
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New member for R-Cycle initiative

| Multivac joins the cross-company initiative R-Cycle. The aim is to jointly drive forward the circular economy for plastic packaging on the basis of an open and globally applicable tracing standard.

Petcore launches roadmap to pave way to full circularity

| As part of a wider communications campaign to raise recognition of the role that PET can play in helping Europe achieve a fully circular and carbon neutral economy, Petcore Europe is launching a 5-step policy roadmap.

Traceless materials wins Green Alley Award 2021

| This year's Green Alley Award goes to the female founded startup traceless materials. The company was able to convince the jury with its biobased home-compostable alternative to single-use plastic and prevailed against five other finalists in a virtual pitch event on April 22nd.

Plastic regranulates for 100% recycled plastic packaging

| For independent certification of its plastic recyclates, APK AG relies on the Flustix recycled certification.

New polystyrene design for recycling guideline published by RecyClass

| Making plastic packaging genuinely recyclable hinges on clear guidance for the industry. With that goal in mind, RecyClass developed guidelines for designing coloured polystyrene (PS) containers.

The management of plastics and the “actions” of the Attica prefecture

| Sustainability has become perhaps the most critical issue facing the plastics industry and is reaching an unprecedented level of global - public, corporate and...

RecyClass doubles capacity to certify recycled plastics content

| New certification bodies have joined the Recycled Plastics Traceability Certification.

PFE Continues to Expand into the European Plastics Recycling Industry

| Plastics Recyclers Europe, the leading organization to define recyclability in Europe and to develop the RecyClass recyclability testing standards, has recognized Plastics Forming Enterprises (PFE) as an accredited laboratory.

Valpak calls for full engagement in EPR consultation

| The UK’s largest packaging compliance scheme, Valpak, has welcomed the opening of the government consultation on packaging extended producer responsibility and deposit return schemes, calling it a once in a generation chance to create a system designed for the world we live in today.

Comberplast is cleaning up coasts at the edge of the world with Lindner’s Micromat

| Lindner’s new 1500 model from the Micromat series was delivered to Chilean plastics recycler and circular economy pioneer Comberplast at the beginning of last year and has been successfully shredding old fishing nets and ropes collected from the Patagonian coasts for the past year.
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