Waste plastics

Carbios and Landbell Group cooperate

| Carbios and Landbell Group have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding for the sourcing, preparation and recycling of post-consumer PET waste using Carbios’ biorecycling technology at its first commercial plant in Longlaville from 2026.

EuRIC: Protect Europe’s Plastics Recycling Industry from ‘Recycled’ Plastics Influx

| In response to the ongoing negotiations on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), EuRIC urges legislators to protect Europe’s plastics recycling sector and immediately address the massive imports of plastics labelled as recycled.

Special rules for plastic packaging not compatible with EU law

| A legal assessment shows that the special rules for plastic packaging and exemptions for other packaging materials discussed as part of the planned EU Packaging Regulation (PPWR) are very likely not compatible with EU law.

Aimplas participates in project to recycle blended cotton and polyester fabric waste

| The recovery of this waste will make it possible to obtain recycled polyester and lactic acid, both of which have a high market demand. Lactic acid is an essential component for the production of PLA.

RecyClass publishes closed & controlled loop recycling certification modules

| RecyClass developed two new modules to strengthen the certification of closed and controlled loop recycling. These documents mark a significant step in the transparent reporting of the origin and use of all recycled plastics, especially for PVC waste.

Textile project presents solutions for polyester recycling

| For the past three years, the ReSuit project has been pursuing a solution for textile recycling. Now, the project alliance is ready to present its positive findings.

STOPP: strategies for food plastic packaging circularity

| STOPP, an initiative co-funded by SIRE and the European Union to promote sustainable food packaging use and reduce plastic waste and environmental impact, has just kicked off.

Stadler and Krones build the Las Vegas Polymer Center

| Republic Services has opened North America’s first vertically integrated plastics recycling facility, producing recycled resins for use in sustainable packaging.

H&S completes set-up of a recycling plant for end-of-life mattresses

| Together with the Dutch recycling company RetourMatras, H&S has implemented a plant for the chemical recycling of discarded PU mattresses, enabling the recovery of high-quality recycled polyols.

European plastic recycling industry growth threatened by shrinking market

| Latest figures show that the total European installed plastics recycling capacity stands at 12.5 million tonnes in 2022. Due to heavy market disruptions, the growth rate went down from 17% to 10%, year-on-year.

Scrap tyres: recycling and processing at Roth International

| To handle the process of recycling tyres as efficiently as possible, Roth International GmbH puts its trust in Untha’s XR3000C mobil-e.

RecyClass revises recyclability evaluation protocols and design for recycling guidelines

| Following the findings of 18 testing campaigns commissioned in 2023, RecyClass updated its Recyclability Evaluation protocols and released a new set of Design for Recycling Guidelines for all plastic packaging streams. The latest set provides the industry with the most up-to-date recommendations for improving the recyclability of plastic packaging.

Growth in UK export for plastic packaging recycling in 2023 shows need for rethink...

| Recoup has found that new data reveals an increase in the amount of plastic exported for recycling in 2023. Significant quantities are now going to developing, non-Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.

Plastic contributes more emissions than aviation and shipping Industries

| A new report from plastic waste prevention startup CleanHub analyses how plastic and the surrounding industry directly contributes to climate change — finding that it produces more greenhouse gasses than the Aviation and Shipping industries.

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