Waste plastics

New pigments for packaging intended to be compostable

| New pigments from Clariant are certified "OK compost Industrial", meaning they can be used to color plastic products, including packaging, intended to be compostable. The certification was awarded by the TÜV Austria.

RecyClass tests functional barriers in PP containers

| RecyClass commissioned an independent laboratory to test the compatibility of vinyl alcohol (EVOH) barrier in polypropylene (PP) rigid packaging with the state-of-art recycling process.

NONTOX Project to recover contaminated plastics

| The NONTOX Project is developing new decontamination processes for plastic materials to recover waste from the automotive, construction, and electrical and electronic industries

Masotina chooses ZenRobotics as partner for AI-based sorting

| Italian waste management companyMasotina has partnered with ZenRobotics to retrofit their plastics sorting facility (PRF) with an AI-powered robotic sorting station for the recovery of clear PET at a high purity rate.

SUP Directive: Negative consequences of strict deadlines on EU Single Market

| The deadline of 3 July 2021 for the transposition of the Single-use plastics Directive has ultimately come and the current status of the legislative processes throughout the EU shows an unprecedented fragmentation among EU Member States.

Innovation in batch-type waste tire pyrolysis technology (part II)

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

PRSE returns to Amsterdam 4-5 November 2021

| The Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) returns to the RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 4-5 November 2021, moving to the larger Hall 12 this year to accommodate demand for a larger exhibition and conference space.

Tomra: Webinar on data-driven recovery of plastics packaging

| Tomra Recycling is hosting a free webinar “Maximizing plastic packaging recovery – how data upgrades plastics performance” on July 14, 4 pm CEST.

LCA of food-quality polystyrene recycling options confirms significant CO2 savings

| Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the value chain initiative to increase the circularity of styrenic polymers, has unveiled the results of a comprehensive life cycle analysis (LCA) for polystyrene.

A CIrcular Multilayer Plastic Approach for value retention of end-of-life multilayer films

| On 16 and 17 June 2021, the Project Partners of CIMPA - A CIrcular Multilayer Plastic Approach for value retention of end-of-life multilayer films - gathered to officially kick-off this HORIZON 2020 project. 

VinylPlus unveils next 10-Year commitment

| At the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum (VSF) 2021 #TOWARDS2030 today, VinylPlus officially launched VinylPlus 2030, the next 10-year Commitment of the European PVC industry to sustainable development.

Stadler builds integrated sorting line for LIFE4FILM project

| The LIFE4FILM project, financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, has the objective of preventing the disposal of plastic film in landfill sites, and recovering this material.

Closed-loop recycling pilot project for single-use facemasks

| Fraunhofer Institute Umsicht, Sabic and Procter & Gamble (P&G) today announced their collaboration in an innovative circular economy pilot project which aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of closed-loop recycling of single-use facemasks.

Purdue innovation converts plastic waste into high-value fuels

| Hasler Ventures LLC plans to scale up to commercial levels a Purdue University patented technology that may accelerate the volume of waste plastic recycling.

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