Waste plastics

Fight against plastic bag pollution at risk

| EU Member States measures, which aim to cut the number of plastic bags used nationally, are granting too many exemptions, warned the Rethink Plastic alliance on the 11th International Plastic Bag Free Day.

New application for near-infrared spectroscopy solutions

| TrinamiX GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF, today announced it has developed a new application for its mobile Near-Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy Solutions related to plastic sorting and recycling.
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Essel’s Platina 250 and 300 tubes approved by RecyClass

| Platina tubes can be recycled in a high-density polyethylene containers (HDPE) recycling stream, according to an analysis done by an independent laboratory.

Integrated flake sorting solutions paving the way to increased quality

| We all know the issues when it comes to plastic waste. Now more than ever, emphasis is being placed on handling this resource in a responsible, sustainable manner to make sure it can be reused.

Benchmarking for high-quality recycled plastics

| Recyclates characterisation guiding requirements have been published by Plastics Recyclers Europe.

Polystyrene waste becomes valuable feedstock

| Ineos Styrolution has reported the final results of the research project ResolVe.

Recovery funding should not go to waste

| European Heads of State and Government are meeting to discuss the Recovery Plan for Europe proposed by the European Commission in May.

What is next for increasing flexible packaging recycling?

| A new study reveals collection, design for recycling and uptake of recyclates as the main drivers.

Clariant presents IR-detectable black masterbatches

| Clariant's latest development is a range of deep, dark colors that normally would have required the use of carbon black pigments that makes them undetectable by NIR sensors.
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Report: Companies fail to address plastic pollution crisis

| As You Sow has released its Waste & Opportunity 2020: Searching for Corporate Leadership report analyzing the actions, or inactions, of 50 of the largest U.S. consumer-facing companies to reduce plastic pollution.

Particularly wide filling opening for easy filling

| The ever-increasing use of plastic and cardboard, as well as the growing mountains of packaging waste, have also increased the demands on recycling.

New initiative to deliver recycled packaging in India

| Manjushree Technopack Limited (MTL), India’s largest rigid plastics packaging company and backed by Advent International, has launched its initiative “Born Again” to deliver recycled packaging material to the FMCG Industry and support brands in their journey of creating a greener world.
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Recyclability protocol for PP containers published

| RecyClass’ Recyclability Evaluation Protocol for PP (polypropylene) is a guidance for carrying out laboratory analysis of the various design features of rigid packaging made from PP resin.

The European plastics recycling industry has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Plummeting...

| The European plastics recycling industry has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Plummeting oil prices have resulted in a sharp decline of virgin plastics prices.
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