Waste plastics

Chemical recyclers exploring other feedstocks

| Increased use of partially sorted 90% mixed polyolefin bales by the mechanical recycling sector is pushing pyrolysis-based chemical recyclers towards other feedstocks to avoid competing with the mechanical recycling chain.

FDA gives green light for Starlinger recycling process

| The two “Letters of No Objection” of the US Food and Drug Administration FDA confirm the use of up to 100 % recycled HDPE in food contact packaging.
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Upgrading Recovered Carbon Black from end-of-life tires

| Weibold Academy article series discusses periodically the practical developments and scientific research findings in the end-of-life tire (ELT) recycling and pyrolysis industry.

Accelerating Sustainability in Belgian Healthcare

| Vinyl Plus Med launches its pilot medical PVC recycling scheme in Belgium. The program aimes at accelerating sustainability in healthcare across Europe through the recycling of discarded single-use PVC medical devices.
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Starlinger installs food-grade plastics recycling facility in India

| The Indian recycler Srichakra Polyplast commissioned a PET bottle-to-bottle and a post-consumer polyolefin recycling line from Starlinger by mid of September.

First products granted RecyClass Recycled Plastics Certification

| The Certification attest the inclusion of recycled plastics in products containing between 10% to 100% of recycled content.

A smarter way of dealing with plastic

| Australian researchers have developed a clean and cost-effective way to upcycle used plastic, transforming it into valuable nanomaterials and high-quality fuel. 

RecyClass publishes sorting protocol for plastic packaging

| ‘Sorting Evaluation Protocol for Plastic Packaging’ is a Standard Practice that is geared at evaluating the behaviour of a plastic product during the sorting process in Europe.

Solvay announces solution for recycling PVDC

| Scientists at Solvay have developed a process that could revolutionize the future recycling of PVDC food packaging

Tomra: New flake sorting Test Center in Italy

| On September 22, 2021, Tomra Recycling officially opened its new flake sorting Test Center, where the company will develop new applications and solutions in the fields of PO and PET flake sorting while simultaneously expanding its service offering.

Sabic and Microsoft collaborate on recycled ocean plastic

| As part of a new effort to advance the use of recycled ocean plastic, Sabic and Microsoft have collaborated to create Microsoft’s first consumer electronic product – The Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse – with an exterior shell containing 20% recycled ocean plastic.

Flexible film recycling capacity grows by almost 10%

| European plastic recycling industry registered nearly a 10% increase in installed plastic recycling capacity for flexible film in 2020, demonstrating a solid growth despite the COVID pandemic that resulted in severe disruptions on the waste management market.

Recyclable PVC to remain polymer of choice for medical devices

| A Market study shows PVC is the most used polymer for single use medical devices and will retain its position in the years to come.

Delays in ecodesign threaten EU climate targets and cost citizens billions

| According to Environmental organisations, delays in ecodesign and energy labelling policies are estimated to cost consumers 40 billion euro by 2030.

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