Waste plastics

Research report explores compostable & biodegradable fefuse bags market

| Future Market Insights (FMI) delivers key insights on the global compostable & biodegradable refuse bags market in its published report, titled “Global Compostable & Biodegradable Refuse Bags Market: Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2018–2028”.
Plastics Recyclers Europe

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe expand for 2019

| Following the success of this year’s inaugural Plastics Recycling Awards Europe, the organisers have announced the expansion of the awards to a total of eight categories for 2019.

Clearly Clean launches solution for food packaging

| Clearly Clean Officially Launches World’s Only Patented 100% Recyclable, Smooth-Edge Overwrap Tray for Food Packaging

Targets for recycled content in food packaging need care

| Setting minimum targets for recycled content in food packaging could lead to overall less efficient use of resources if material types and their applications are not carefully considered, cautions Richard McKinlay, Axion.
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Recyclability evaluation protocol for PE films published

| RecyClass released a procedure to assess the recyclability of plastics film in Europe with an aim of increasing circularity of packaging.
Plastics Recyclers Europe

Plastics Recyclers announce first speakers for annual meeting

| Plastics Recyclers Annual Meeting will take place on 11 & 12 October 2018 in Cascais, Portugal. The event will feature PRE Working Group meetings (reserved to members) during the first day and the main conference (open to public) on second day.

Pack2Go Europe complains to EU Ombudsman about Commission management of plastics law

| Pack2Go Europe has officially complained to the European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, about the way the Commission prepared the EU Plastic Strategy (released 16 January 2018) and then drafted the proposal for a Directive on single use plastic items (released 28 May 2018).

Avery Dennison launches recycled PET liners in Europe

| The company says it will be the first pressure sensitive labelling material supplier to introduce liner made from recycled PET (rPET) commercially in Europe.
lichtkunst.73, pixelio.de

Microbes fully metabolize biodegradable plastics

| Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer both for energy production and also to build up microbial biomass.
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Collaboration to utilize waste plastic as raw material

| Neste, producer of renewable diesel, UK-based chemical recycling company ReNew ELP, and Australian technology developer Licella are joining forces in a development project to explore the potential of using mixed waste plastic as a raw material for fuels, chemicals, and new plastics.

Smart and sustainable packaging trends can coexist

| Packaging is critical for enhancing the functionality of products as well as winning over new consumers. Of late, smart and sustainable packaging trends have gathered pace owing to busy lifestyles and rising per capita disposable income of consumers across the globe.

Plastics recycling– A waste of time or a wasted opportunity?

| According to a recently published study by industry consultants Applied Market Information Ltd. (AMI Consulting), the plastics recycling industry will have to develop and grow considerably to meet 2030 EU plastics packaging recycling targets, along with the effect of the Chinese waste import ban.

Recoup highlights recycled plastic innovators

| Recycling charity Recoup is once more supporting the plastics recycling industry via their support of the UK Best Recycled Plastic Product Award 2018.
lichtkunst.73, pixelio.de

Market value for biodegradable polymers will rise sharply

| Led by Western Europe, increasing regulations and bans against plastic bags and other single-use plastic items such as drinking straws is driving growing demand for biodegradable plastics, according to new analysis from IHS Markit.