Waste plastics

Germany’s largest site for recovering post-consumer packages has been commissioned

| The new German Packaging Act (VerpackG) came into force on 1 January 2019, superseding the previous Packaging Ordinance. Companies now need to deploy technologies which guarantee a high degree of sorting.

Mondi confirms four commitments to eliminate plastic waste

| Details of how Mondi is tackling plastic waste have been set out side-by-side with other brands, businesses and governments for the first time in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s inaugural New Plastics Economy Global Commitment report.

New plant for polypropylene recycling

| American company PureCycle Technologies has announced a partnership with Milliken & Company and as it moves forward with plans to open its first plant to restore used polypropylene (PP) plastic to 'virgin-like' quality with a new recycling method.

Closed loop recycling chain for construction films

| Total and several partners along the construction value chain have decided to associate to form the Clean Site Circular Project which aims at recycling natural shrink hoods wastes from the construction sector in closed system without film performances degradation.

Tomra e-book: Analysing the viability of using 100% recycled plastics

| The downloadable document shows that it is technically possible and economically worthwhile to produce goods from 100% recycled plastic.
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EuPC and IK organise conference “A Circular Future with Plastics”

| IK, Industrievereinignung Kunststoffverpackungen, the German association for plastic packaging, and EuPC, European Plastics Converters, are organising together the 2019 edition of the conference A Circular Future with Plastics.

Global plastic waste management market grows

| PMR delivers key insights on the global plastic waste management market in its revised report titled ‘Plastic Waste Management Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013 – 2017 and Forecast, 2018 – 2026.’

Dow tackles plastic pollution and creates jobs

| Dow is helping to create jobs and reduce plastic pollution in South Africa through their social initiative, Project Butterfly.
Tim Reckmann, pixelio.de

Promising results in polystyrene recycling

| Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the joint industry initiative to accelerate circularity for styrenic polymers and Agilyx, a leading developer of chemical recycling technologies for plastics, have achieved promising results from the depolymerisation of various post-consumer polystyrene waste samples.

VinylPlus: Accelerating Innovation

| ‘Accelerating Innovation’ is the theme of the seventh VinylPlus Sustainability Forum which will explore key drivers of innovation that support the PVC industry's targets within the circular economy.

Petcore reports twelve new members in 2019

| Petcore Europe, the Brussels based association representing the entire PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) value chain in Europe, increases its competence by welcoming twelve new members in 2019.

100% food grade PET business

| “We have been working with Amut for a number of years to develop an excellent technological and yet economical solution to meet our high standards for r-PET flakes. AMUT is a proven machinery and technology manufacturer that has demonstrated how to best meet our goals and objectives” stated Mr. Yash Awasthi, Vice President of Indorama Ventures North American Operations regarding this project.

Sesotec sorting systems at New Zealand’s first PET recycling plant

| 20,000 tons of virgin PET is imported to New Zealand annually. New Zealand government’s Waste Minimization Fund supports the project to reduce that environmental harm.
Tim Reckmann, pixelio.de

Carbios produces first PET-bottles from 100% recycled plastic waste

| Carbios has announced it has successfully produced the first PET-bottles made with 100% Purified Terephthalic Acid (rPTA), through the enzymatic biorecycling of plastic waste.