Waste plastics

Petcore launches monomer recycling group

| According to Petcore, monomer recycling opens a completely new perspective on how to deal with the concerns about plastics and plastic waste.

UK Plastics Pact launches rigid plastic packaging recyclability guidelines

| OPRL hails the UK Plastics Pact new guidance on the recyclability of rigid plastic packaging as a further vital step driving sustainable packaging and making it easy for consumers to recycle.

Prototypes made from chemically recycled material

| Four of BASF’s partners in the ChemCyling project want to showcase first prototypes that were created during the pilot phase of the project at K 2019.

OPRL launches labelling rules review

| The recycling label not-for-profit has launched the latest review process of its labelling rules to ensure they keep pace with developments in collections services and, for the first time, to take account of recycling infrastructure.
Plastics Recyclers Europe

Plastic Recyclers confirm first speakers for annual meeting

| The first day of the Annual Meeting will feature the PRE Working Group meetings, where PET, HDPE/PP and LDPE sessions will be open to the public.

Coca-Cola uses 100% recycled plastic for some brands

| Coca-Cola, in partnership with Coca-Cola European Partners, has announced today its Honest, GLACÉAU Smartwater and Chaudfontaine brands will all be sold in bottles made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET).
Plastics Recyclers Europe

How to increase flexible polyethylene recycling in Europe

| Plastics Recyclers Europe has published a paper identifying the prerequisites for increasing recycling of flexible polyethylene into a high-quality raw material while ensuring a sustainable and cost-effective process.

Tomra Sorting Recycling hosts global Conference to focus on recycling plastics

| Industry leaders share knowledge on solutions for tackling plastic waste and conference guests see Tomra's recycling technologies in action.

Establishing highly refined plastic packaging waste streams

| Plastics Recyclers Europe releases guidance on quality sorting of plastic packaging.
public procurement rules

FEAD supports maintaining the current proceedings for the shipment of non-hazardous plastic wastes

| Following the adoption of the Norwegian proposal on the 10th of May 2019 to amend the Basel Convention by the Conference of Parties, FEAD would like to express its concurrence with the European Council’s position from 15th April 2019 concerning the outcome of the COP 14, and its potential incorporation into the legal framework.

The Last Straw for Plastics

| The Xtreme Metal Detector Eriez Europe sold to Transcend Packaging Ltd is being used to inspect paper drinking straws prior to packaging. Transcend Packaging has won a large contract with fast food giant McDonald's to supply paper straws for their restaurants throughout the UK & Ireland.

Transboundary movements of new Basel Convention listings now controlled

| There are “major implications” for the recycling industry following the recent decision to list non-hazardous plastic waste that is not recyclable or is difficult to recycle under Annex II of the Basel Convention, it was confirmed to the BIR Plastics Committee meeting in Singapore on May 22.

New listings to re-categorise non-hazardous plastic waste

| New listings agreed at the United Nations’ recent Basel Convention meeting in Geneva will effectively re-categorise non-hazardous plastic waste that is not recyclable or is difficult to recycle as requiring special consideration. This is almost certain to lead to a reduction in transboundary movements of these materials, according to BIR’s Trade & Environment Director Ross Bartley.
Rainer Sturm, pixelio.de

Plastic Waste Management Market to grow

| The global Plastic Waste Management market is estimated to have been valued at US$ 33,681.2 Mn by 2017 end and is expected to reach US$ 45,642.4 Mn by the end of 2026 while expanding at a CAGR of 3.9% over the forecast period.