Waste plastics

Plastics Europe and EuPC launch European Operation Clean Sweep certification scheme

Plastics Europe and EuPC launch European Operation Clean Sweep certification scheme

| Plastics Europe and EuPC have announced the launch of the harmonised European Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) certification scheme.
New European project to provide blueprint for reducing textile waste by 80%.

New European project to provide blueprint for reducing textile waste by 80%.

| The tExtended project will present an approach to textile waste recycling by developing a knowledge-based master plan for optimised recycling of discarded textiles.
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RecyClass revises recycling guidelines & testing protocols

| The latest scientific findings on existing and new packaging features, together with state-of-the-art recycling technologies, are at the heart of the update of both the RecyClass Design for Recycling Guidelines and the Recyclability Evaluation Protocols.

More efforts needed to address land sources of marine litter

| Amid a rise in plastic waste, more must be done across Europe to tackle the root causes of marine litter at its source to prevent the waste from polluting in-land rivers and making its way to our coastlines and seas, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) web report published today.
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PUReSmart project:Smart Recycling of Polyurethane

PUReSmart project:Smart Recycling of Polyurethane

| The PUReSmart project, supported by the European Union Horizon 2020 Program, has pursued the ambition to develop technologies for EoL treatments, including a mix of chemical and mechanical recycling.

New study: Clothing reuse has a 70 times lower environmental impact

| A new life-cycle assessment (LCA) commissioned by the European textile reuse and recycling industry has confirmed the significant CO2 and water savings of reusing textiles compared to producing new clothing.

Zero Waste Europe: Essential criteria for zero waste fashion business

| Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has set four essential criteria for mapping zero waste fashion business models, urging decision-maker s and the fashion industry to look beyond product circularity and ecodesign.
“Forum Plastic Recyclates” to take place on March 29 and 30

“Forum Plastic Recyclates” to take place on March 29 and 30

| The fifth “Forum Plastic Recyclates” event to be held on March 29 and 30, 2023 focuses again on the field of mechanical recycling with topics such as the “recycling market and recycling standards”, “improved quality thanks to additives” and “applications for recycled plastics”.

Plastics Recycling Show Europe expands into second hall

| The Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) returns to the RAI Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on May 10–11, 2023, expanding into two halls for the first time (Halls 11 and 12). The free event's visitor registration is now open.

EU REPurpose project on safe and sustainable design of elastomeric plastics from recycling of...

| REPurpose aims at developing and validating the production of a platform of Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design, additive-free thermoplastic elastomer prototypes for consumer goods, automotive and building applications.

Renewcell applies new textile fiber preparation system using Andritz ADuro technology

| Renewcell has produced its first fiber material with the ADuro textile fiber preparation system from Andritz at its new site in Sundsvall, Sweden.

First commercially available plastic pellet from 100 per cent recycled ocean plastics

| Ocean Legacy has announced that they have produced the first commercially available plastic pellet in North America, called Legacy Plastic.

Recycling line for agricultural plastic waste nets

| RecyOuest, France, has started up the world's first recycling line for agricultural plastic waste nets at its mill in Argentan.

Recoup: 750,000 tonnes of household plastic packaging goes uncaptured

| The new UK Household Plastic Packaging Collection Survey report by Recoup says that 750,000 tonnes of post-consumer plastic packaging are not currently collected for recycling.

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