| The European polymer demand is set to grow by 1.5%/year to 2023, according to AMI Consulting’s latest report, Polymer Demand in Europe 2019.
| South Australia has embraced the circular economy with a state-wide ban of single-use plastics, a commitment to renewable energy and a roster of reputable companies driving reuse.
| New research from Kantar’s Worldpanel division, in collaboration with GfK and Europanel, reveals that only one in five (19%) consumers believe they should be taking personal responsibility for their plastic waste, while half (48%) expect manufacturers to take the lead on tackling the issue.
| Based on the findings of the first two surveys, and backed up by their success and the signature of the Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration, EuPC decided to conduct the third edition of its survey on the use of recycled polymers by plastics converters in Europe in cooperation with Polymer Comply Europe Sarl. (PCE).
| Proposals for an ‘all-in’ deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers have been welcomed by Axion as a positive move to encourage people to recycle more and associate a value with waste plastic and other materials.
| At K 2019 in Düsseldorf Starlinger wants to present a closed loop system for big bags made from woven polypropylene.
| The sorting of black plastics into pure grades to close recycling loops will be the focus of Steinert's presence at K Trade fair.
| The European recycling industry is going to miss a 2025 target for recycling PET bottles unless there is a reversal of the slowing growth rate in recycling, according to a new study by ICIS. The study also found evidence that bottle-deposit schemes are working better as an incentive than market prices for recycled material.
| At the beginning of 2019, a new processing plant with 6,000 m² of factory space was put into operation at company Hubert Eing Kunststoffverwertung GmbH at their site in Gescher.
| According to the company, the increased waste processing and extrusion capability of its 100% recycled polymer grades is the first phase of continuing investment in the plant development.
| Global labeling and packaging materials manufacturer Avery Dennison Corporation has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE 100) network as part of the company’s support of a global transition to a circular economy.
| Countries are employing rules and regulations to control and recycle huge amounts of packaging waste. Research company Trends Market Research expects an outstanding Growth for the packaging waste recycling market during 2018 and 2026.
| According to Petcore, monomer recycling opens a completely new perspective on how to deal with the concerns about plastics and plastic waste.
| 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.