Waste plastics

Dieter Schütz, pixelio.de

China will allow the import of high grade PET flakes

| BIR has been informed that the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China will allow the import of high grade PET bottle flakes as general goods for import without the need for a licence.

Footfall Increases by over 70% at PRSE

| In its second year, the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) exhibition and conference attracted many more visitors, exhibitors and speakers from across Europe and beyond.

First winners of Plastics Recycling Awards Europe announced

| The winners of the first Plastics Recycling Awards Europe were announced today at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, held at the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

Sesotec: New sorting systems for plastics and glass

| At the IFAT Sesotec wants to present the Flake Purifier+ multi-sensor sorting system that now as standard is equipped with a 3.2mm nozzle and valve grid, allows a higher throughput capacity, and is easy to operate with the "SesoDesk" operating software.

Sharp-eye technology separates single-layer PET trays from bottles

| The new technology enhances the previous capability of Tomra’s Autosort machine to separate multi-layer trays.

ZenRobotics expands its line of waste sorting robots

| The company has announced ZenRobotics Fast Picker for light material as the latest addition to the line of intelligent waste sorting robots.

New ThermoPRO granulators from Rapid Granulator

| At NPE2018, size reduction equipment manufacturer Rapid Granulator is introducing a new range of granulators designed specifically for in-line processing of skeletal waste from sheet and film thermoforming lines.

Henkel expanding use of regranulated resin

| Henkel has begun selling its Megaperls washing powder in the resulting flexible package — called a “quadro seal bag” — that consists of an OPP/PE laminate.

Plastic eating system could help solve recycling crisis

| As nations around the globe search for new ways of handling waste following China’s decision to stop processing the world’s rubbish, a South Australian man is searching for investors to help build a commercial system that converts waste plastic into biogas.

Increasing amounts of plastics found in biowaste

| This critical issue was addressed at the Kasseler Abfall- und Ressourcenforum 2018. The event hosted a meeting of representatives from the national composters associations of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, the four countries with the most extensive and best-established separate organic waste collection systems in Europe.
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Study: Plastic packaging fails to prevent food waste crisis

| The study shows how annual per-capita use of plastic packaging has grown simultaneously with levels of food waste since the 1950s – now at...

Is the plastics industry response the right one?

| RECOUP, will be challenging the delegates at their Plastics Recycling Conference on 27th September 2018, to answer the question of whether the industry is making the most of the opportunities available while the spot light remains on plastics.

Plastic packaging waste statistics 2016 published

| Recycling passed 40%, total recovery reached almost 80%.

Treatment of contaminated industrial plastic waste

| For the past three years an ERF 200 filter built by Ettlinger of Königsbrunn (Bavaria, Germany), installed at Candi Plastic Recycling, an Austrian materials recycler, has been producing high quality regrind nonstop from contaminated plastic waste with high aluminum or paper fractions.