| Plastics Europe and EuPC have announced the launch of the harmonised European Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) certification scheme.
| The tExtended project will present an approach to textile waste recycling by developing a knowledge-based master plan for optimised recycling of discarded textiles.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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 (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.
| 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”.
| 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.
| 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 has produced its first fiber material with the ADuro textile fiber preparation system from Andritz at its new site in Sundsvall, Sweden.
| Ocean Legacy has announced that they have produced the first commercially available plastic pellet in North America, called Legacy Plastic.
| RecyOuest, France, has started up the world's first recycling line for agricultural plastic waste nets at its mill in Argentan.
| 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.