Waste plastics

Extrupet increases capacity with 2nd Starlinger PET recycling line

| Extrupet Group (Pty) Ltd, South Africa’s first and largest recycling operation for post- consumer PET bottles, has ordered a second Starlinger PET recycling line to meet the country’s growing demand for rPET.

PVC recycling at all-time high

| VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 739,525 tonnes of PVC within its framework in 2018 – a 15.6% increase on the previous year.

Accelerating recyclability across the plastic packaging value chain

| Much of the plastic packaging placed on the market today requires a redesign to be circular. Design for recycling is the starting point in ensuring the genuine circularity of plastics and reaching the 55% recycling target by 2030 in Europe, according to Plastics Recyclers Europe.

Basel Convention agrees to control plastic waste trade

| The 14th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Basel Convention today agreed to include mixed, unrecyclable and contaminated plastic waste exports into the control regime that requires the consent of importing countries before waste exports can proceed.

OMV and Borealis extend partnership at industrial site in Schwechat

| OMV and Borealis are exploring synergies in order to establish a circular economy.

Recycling capacity for rigid polyolefins in Europe totals 1.7 M tonnes

| With a total recycling capacity of 1.7 million tonnes, rigid, post-consumer and post-industrial polyolefins, in particular HDPE and PP, are in the group of the most recycled streams in Europe.

DEMETO welcomes news members

| DEMETO, the chemical recycling project for PET, has announced Kolon and Remondis as new members of its Industrial Advisory Board.

Plastic war inducing shift from single-use to reusable water bottles

| A recent market study published provides a holistic analysis of various trends, drivers, and restraints of the reusable water bottles market.

First turn-key plastics recycling facility for Cypress

| PCC Recycling, a Poullaides Group company, is taking an important step towards a circular economy with modern recycling technology from Austria and Germany. The flexibility of the recycling facility solves several of the island’s problems at once.

Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe join Consortium

| On behalf of the Consortium, Carbios, a company pioneering new, bio-industrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, and L’Oréal , worldwide beauty leader, are pleased to announce a major partnership with Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe.

Monitoring recyclates for europe (MORE) has been launched

| MORE, the single, unified digital platform to monitor the uptake of recycled polymers into products, is available to be used by converters since the 25th of April 2019.

AD REM to build largest facility for plastic recycling in Japan

| Group Galloo’s equipment manufacturing company Ad Rem will be responsible for building Japan’s largest and most advanced plastic recycling facility.

Container deposit system provides national solution to Australia’s war on waste

| Adelaide-based technology and engineering company SAGE Automation is increasing production of its smart container deposit systems on the back of increased demand from Queensland.

Sudden ban strikes Indian plastics recyclers hard

| Rumours of dumping of substandard plastics waste into India after Chinese ban on such items are making the life of plastics recyclers and reprocessors miserable and stuck up at work.