Waste plastics

Exporters catch “pneumonia” over China import ban

| The plastics recycling industry had become “insanely dependent” on China and so its recently-announced import ban has left suppliers in other parts of the world not so much with a cold but rather with “pneumonia”, argued BIR Plastics Committee Chairman Surendra Borad Patawari of Gemini Corporation at its latest meeting, held in New Delhi.

Biodegradable plastics boost organic recycling

| Biodegradable plastics offer innovative solutions to improve recycling quality by facilitating the means for more efficient separate waste collection.

Amut Group @ Ecomondo

| Amut Group Recycling Division will present its range of washing plants for the treatment of PET, HDPE and PP plastics and urban and industrial waste sorting equipment.

Successful cooperation

| BTB PET-Recycling and Starlinger are working successful together since ten years.

High potential of enzymatic recycling

| Carbios announced that it has taken a new step forward with the production of virgin PET made out of terephthalic acid coming from its biorecycling process of post-consumer PET plastic bottles.
Plastics Recyclers Europe

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe Launched

| Winners to be announced at Plastics Recycling Show Europe, 24-25 April 2018, RAI Amsterdam.

North American and EU Plastic Trade Associations Create Global Coalition

| Three major international plastics recycling organizations have announced a partnership designed to coordinate efforts on testing protocols.

New developments in PET thermoforms recycling

| A report from the Petcore Europe Thermoforms Working Group and its public workshop.

Record Turnout for Recoup Conference

| Consumer and producer responsibility, increasing quality and quantity of collected material, creating demand through recycled content and innovative thinking were all part of the discussion for the record numbers attending the Recoup annual conference.

EU delays approval of recycling processes in food contact applications

| The absence of EU legal framework prolongs the lack of harmonisation amongst Member States and generates legal uncertainty and unnecessary burden for the industry using recycled materials.
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FEAD demands right framework for plastics

| FEAD President Jean-Marc Boursier delivered a speech at the European Commission Reinventing Plastics, Closing the Circle Conference.
Dieter Schütz, pixelio.de

China’s sudden halt on imports brings waste management back to reality

| The latest restrictions on imports of plastic waste to China have been creating turmoil on the plastic waste markets. For many years, Europe’s waste management systems have been actively supporting and assisting the treatment of low quality plastics waste in China.

Negative impact on recycled film quality

| Even very low quantities of degradable plastics that end up in the traditional plastic waste streams have a significant, negative impact on recycled plastics.

Beverage Carton Recycling on the rise in Europe

| In 2016, the European Union recycled 47 percent of all beverage cartons placed on the market, or some 430.000 tonnes, according to the latest industry figures gathered by ACE, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment.