Waste plastics

New project on circular & sustainable textiles

| The new Horizon Europe project CISUTAC wants to support the transition to a circular and sustainable textile sector.

Report: Sorting for circularity Europe

| Today, Fashion for Good concludes the „Sorting for Circularity Europe“ project, and in collaboration with Circle Economy, releases a report detailing the findings of the 16-month analysis.
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Report: Ahead of winter energy crisis, EU needs to cut plastic production

| A new report reveals the urgency of cutting plastic production to reduce the European Union's dependence on fossil fuels and Russian oil and gas.

Black plastics recycling: towards a circular economy

| Black plastics have been notoriously difficult to detect, but recent technological developments have made it possible to sort them not only by color but also by polymer, unlocking economic value for recycling companies.

PRE: Circular economy for plastics at risk

| As the energy crisis deepens on the continent, its repercussions on electricity prices impact the operations of plastic recycling facilities, putting at risk the transition towards circularity.

Shift towards circular economy driving digital transformation in packaging sector

| The packaging sector is still recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the paradigm shift towards online shopping, tighter regulatory norms for packaging waste, and the increasing consumer demand for sustainable packaging solutions.

High energy costs badly affect plastics converters in Europe

| Several European plastics converters are at risk due to the high energy prices. ​
Design guide for flexible packaging containing aluminium foil in progress

Design guide for flexible packaging containing aluminium foil in progress

| CEFLEX in collaboration with Flexible Packaging Europe, the European Aluminium Foil Association and other key actors are working  on ‘Designing for a Circular Economy’ guidelines for flexible packaging containing aluminium foil.

Fachpack: New aluminum-free Doypack

| Resealable doypacks have been a preferred packaging concept. But the current barrier composites on the market are not very sustainable. As an alternative, Südpack has developed its first PP-based doypack, which is entirely aluminum-free and recyclable. This concept will be on display at this year’s Fachpack.

AST Group Uses Lindner Plastics Recycling Technology to Close the Loop

| Since 2018, the AST Group, producer of HDPE plastic containers and drums, has been committed to cleaning and reconditioning used containers.

Driving global harmonisation for recyclability

| RecyClass and the US-based Association of Plastics Recyclers reinforce their collaboration to drive worldwide harmonisation of plastic packaging recyclability.

Europe’s mixed polyolefin/mono-material bale spread reaches record low

| The spread between European 90% mixed polyolefin bale values and mono-material polyolefin bale values is at its lowest on record.

EuPC welcomes LCA study on carrier bags

| What are environmentally friendly alternatives to single use plastic carrier bags?

RecycleMe Consultancy joins RecyClass as third-party certification body

| International business consultancy, RecycleMe, signed a cooperation agreement with the cross-industry initiative RecyClass, to certify the recyclability of plastic packaging.

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