Waste plastics

Greater efficiency for film recyclers

| In early 2018, Starlinger recycling technology introduced a new size – the recoSTAR dynamic 145 – that is specially designed for a capacity range of ~1,000 kg/h. The first three lines are currently being installed, and the company has already received orders for additional machines of this type.

EuPC publishes results of its 2nd survey on the use of recycled plastics materials

| From January till September 2018, EuPC conducted its 2nd European survey on the use of recycled plastics materials (rPM) in Europe’s plastics converting industry.

EuPC: Directive has missed opportunity

| After a very brief negotiation process, EU politicians have transformed what could have been a great opportunity to implement the Waste Directives’ rationale and to achieve efficient waste management into a superficial legislative text.
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Directive fails to ackknowledge potential of biodegradable plastics

| European Bioplastics (EUBP) fully supports the transition from a linear to a ‘no-leakage’ circular and bio-based economy in Europe.

Styrenics Circular Solutions incorporates as independent organisation

| Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the joint industry initiative to drive the shift to a more circular economy for styrenics, has announced its incorporation as an independent organisation and collaboration platform.

Private waste management industry ready to commit to recycled content

| On 24th October, the European Parliament agreed on an amendment setting up a target of 35% mandatory recycled content in plastic bottles for beverages, as a necessary complement for ensuring the success of the 90% collection target proposed by the Commission.

Convenience is key to successful deposit return scheme in the UK

| Plastics Recycling Charity, RECOUP, has undertaken consumer insight research to understand a range of considerations for a Deposit Return Scheme in the UK.

Plastics strategic research and innovation agenda published

| EuPC and 4 other partners have jointly published the "Plastics Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in a Circular Economy".

Positive trend for bioplastics industry remains stable

| The results of the European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented at the 13th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry.

Sabic cooperates with Plastic Energy

| Chemical company Sabic and british chemical plastics recycler Plastic energy intend to build a first commercial plant in the Netherlands to refine and upgrade a valuable feedstock, known as Tacoil, a patented Plastic Energy product, which will be produced from the recycling of low quality, mixed plastic waste otherwise destined for incineration or landfill .

Coca-Cola European Partners goes for 100% recycled PET

| Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is making a new strategic investment to purchase from Loop Industries a supply of 100% recycled PET (rPET) plastic to accelerate the increased use of recycled materials in the creation of its bottles.

Rondo Plast supplies recycled materials to Volvo Cars

| Rondo Plast, a member of the Polykemi Group, is supporting Volvo Cars ambition to have at least 25% of the plastic in their cars being made from sustainable material by 2025.

Axion: business models for recycling are changing for the better

| Changing business models for plastic recycling could lead to more profitable businesses, higher grade material on the market and make investment in recycling infrastructure more viable, suggests resource recovery specialist Axion.

WFO showcases the first shelter with recycled plastic from the river Po

| The plastic waste collected and then recycled can become a useful tool for dealing with emergency situations. This was the result of the experimental project presented at the Ecomondo fair in Rimini by Waste Free Oceans and Corepla, who, together with Protomax, have created a humanitarian shelter prototype with plastic collected along the river Po in Italy.