Waste plastics

Technology for a seamless recycling economy

| The demand for plastics is increasing worldwide, and more and more waste is consequently being generated.

Intelligent technology for sustainability and conservation of resources

| Recycling, conservation of resources and genuine circular economy are central philosophies of Roither Maschinenbau, Seewalchen/Austria.
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Market opportunity for recycled rigid plastics packaging

| In a new market report - The Future of Rigid Plastic Packaging to 2022 – Smithers Pira forecasts that global rigid plastic packaging consumption will exceed $200 billion in 2022.

Plastic crisis requires fundamental system change

| The European Academies of Science (EASAC) warn that current efforts to resolve the plastics crisis are ineffective and misleading.
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Novel findings for functional barriers in HDPE containers

| Compatibility of the ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) barrier in high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers with the recycling process was tested by an independent laboratory.

Neste backs Chemical Recycling

| Neste and investor Mirova today announced a combined EUR 10 million investment into Recycling Technologies, a British plastic recycling technology provider. The aim is to accelerate the development of chemical recycling.

EuPC will not sign European Plastic Pact

| Today, the European Plastic Pact has been officially launched under the aegis of the Environment Ministries of, amongst other countries, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Denmark.

European Plastics Pact launched

| Reducing our plastic waste, use less plastics for products and recycle and reuse more. That is what 15 governments and 66 companies and organisations signed up for by launching the European Plastics Pact.

Recipo closes loop on e-waste

| Recipo has launched Recipo Material, a purpose-built recycling plant for plastic from electronic waste in Riga, Latvia.

Recycled PET market to double by 2029

| The recycled PET Market is benefiting from the increasing consumption of packaged food products and carbonated and non-carbonated drinks across the world.

Following in the footsteps of the UK Plastics Pact

| Updates from The UK Plastics Pact annual report show progress in the fight against single-use plastic, but how can others follow in their footsteps? Andrea Falco provides comment on how businesses can continue the good work.

Kenya: Social responsibility with plastics recycling

| At this year's Propak East Africa in Nairobi from 17 to 19 March, visitors to the shared trade fair stand can find out how the recycling company Mr. Green Africa combines social responsibility with the highest specification technology and cost effectiveness.

Polystyrene proves to be very sortable

| Under the umbrella of Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), Tomra has recently completed tests revealing that polystyrene (PS) is not only made for recycling, but also made for sorting.

WFO partner Fapil launches household range

| Waste Free Oceans partners with Fapil, a market leader in Portugal in the development, manufacture and commercialisation of useful products for hygiene, household cleaning, laundry care and storage.