| On 15 March, Petcore Europe and the European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) - on behalf of the Polymark consortium - invited to a Workshop & Training in Brussels.
| The "Final Consortium Meeting" of the Polymark project was held at Sesotec on 7th and 8th February 2017. Polymark was a three-year research project funded by the European Commission that focused on a new technology for the identification and sorting of plastics, particularly PET.
| In most countries in Europe, PVC windows have meanwhile reached high level of market penetration. They are impressive, with perfect design, universal adaptation to styling requirements, they are easy to maintain and – what is especially important – they can be 100% recycled.
| Poly-Wood, based in Syracuse, IN/USA, a manufacturer of outdoor furniture made from recycled HDPE, is now also a highly efficient plastics recycler. At its production centre, Poly-Wood operates one of the most modern recycling plants for HDPE with systems from Lindner washTech.
| More than 80 companies and organisations will be showcasing the latest advances in plastics recycling in the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, taking place at the RAI Amsterdam on 29-30 March 2017.
| At Identiplast 2017, in the EPRO best plastics recycled plastics awards, Spain won both awards, in the design category as well as in the product category.
| Whilst the demand for polymer is generally much higher in Western Europe compared with Central/Eastern Europe, Hungary is one of the few countries, along with the Czech and Slovak Republics, that is rivalling smaller Western European countries. This reflects the shift eastwards of polymer processing.
| In cooperation with the European Association of Plastics Recycling & Recovery Organisations (epro), RIGK GmbH invites to the 2nd International Recycling Forum "Agricultural Plastics – Potential for Recycling" in Wiesbaden from 26 to 28 April 2017.
| The European Plastics Converters association (EuPC) has created its new sector group PET Sheet Europe. It is dedicated to represent and promote the interests of the European PET film and sheet production industry on EU level.
| The European Plastics Converters (EuPC) finds that the European Comission’s Roadmap on the strategy for plastics offers a broad perspective that takes into account the latest technology and role of both the consumer and industry.
| The Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (PIRAP) aims to establish a range of joined-up actions across the plastics value chain aimed at boosting plastic packaging recycling.
| Converters share both the report's intention and ambition to enhance circularity of their products and ensure the waste hierarchy is fully respected by involving all relevant stakeholders.
| Responding to pressure to recycle more plastics and to add value to reclaimed materials, leading experts and professionals from across Europe gather in Cologne for the first Plastics Recycling Technology conference. The conference, organised by specialist plastics industry consultancy AMI, takes place on 20-21 June 2017.
| Research carried out by the plastics recycling initiative Pledge 4 Plastics has delivered the latest insight into consumer attitudes and behaviour towards plastics packaging recycling.