Waste plastics

Plastics Recyclers Europe

Marketing & design crucial for advancing circularity of plastics

| Professionals from the plastics recycling sector and its value chain have gathered at the Annual Meeting 2017 in Barcelona on the 15th of June at the conference that featured high-level speakers including European Commission, Waste Agency of Catalonia and brand owners.

The Plastics Recycling Show Europe Returns to Amsterdam for 2018

| Following its highly successful launch in March this year, organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) Europe, the first pan-European exhibition and conference solely dedicated to plastics recycling, have announced that the event will return to the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands on 24-25 April 2018.

Recoup’s plea – don’t slow us down!

| Member based plastics recycling organisation RECOUP continues to go from strength to strength with growth in member numbers, expanding initiatives and increased stakeholder engagement.

Bulk bag discharging, pneumatic conveying boost plastic recycling productivity

| A Spanish plastics company collects, sorts and recycles plastic scrap, which involves compounding and pelletising of resins using a mineral additive in powder form.

Amut Group: Booming Sales in South East Asia

| Over 10 million euros is the turnover amount achieved with confirmed deals during and immediately after the Chinaplas in May.

EuPC launches European survey on the use of recycled plastics materials

| In the light of the latest developments in the field of the EU circular economy and the approaching European strategy on plastics, the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) has launched a European survey on the current and future use of recycled plastics materials (RPM) in Europe’s plastics converting industry.
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Success with the synthesis of PET oligomers from biorecycled terephthalic acid

| Carbios has announced that it has taken a new step forward with the production of PET oligomers made out of terephthalic acid coming from its biorecycling process of PET plastic bottles.
Plastics Recyclers Europe

Plastics Recycling Show Europe Returns to Amsterdam for 2018

| Following its successful launch in March this year, organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) Europe have announced that the event will return to the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands on 24-25 April 2018.

Awards for 8 polymer producers

| During the Gala Dinner of the Annual European Meeting of EuPC and ANAIP on 1 June 2017, the eight winners of the Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2017 were announced. The Polymers for Europe Alliance congratulates the winners of this European-wide customer satisfaction survey which reflects their contribution to the plastics value chain.

ISWA Announces New Task Force on Marine Litter

| June 8th 2017 is #WorldOceanDay and ISWA is delighted to announce its intention to play a major role in the urgent microplastic emergency threatening our oceans with the launch of its new global initiative – a Task Force on Marine Litter.

EuPC General Assembly passes resolutions to launch two new European platforms

| On the 1st and 2nd of June, the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) and the Spanish Plastics Association (ANAIP) staged together the EuPC Annual Meeting in Madrid. During the conference under the title A circular future with plastics, EuPC’s General Assembly passed two resolutions on the launch of new European industry platforms.

“Panic” as China turns screw on plastic scrap imports

| Taking the five- to 10-year view, it was possible that China would decide to stop importing plastic scrap. That was the worst-case scenario presented by the Executive President of the China Scrap Plastics Association - Dr Steve Wong- in light of the country’s National Sword initiative to prohibit imports of any material that could contain contaminants and therefore lead to environmental pollution.
markers

Laying down markers for plastic packaging recycling

| New developments in marker technologies for sorting plastic packaging should not be viewed as ‘the answer’ to increasing recycling rates, however they could be valuable in other ways leading to higher quality and value in recycling, suggests Axion Consulting.
Agricultural Plastics

Agricultural Plastics: solidarity between all stakeholders required

| Around 120 representatives from 19 countries attended the 2nd International Forum "Agricultural Plastics – Potential for Recycling“, organised by RIGK.