Waste plastics

65% plastics packaging recycling target is attainable

| A new study by Plastics Recyclers Europe shows that the 65% recycling target for plastic packaging is achievable by 2025. The study determines a set of measures and necessary tools that will result in attaining this recycling rate.

Plastic Recyclers release guideline for bales quality

| The set of bales quality guidelines is intended to drive market transformation towards circularity.
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Global market for bioplastics to grow by 20 per cent

| The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 12th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry.

Plastics value chain restates its commitment to Circular Economy Package

| The European plastics industries are reaffirming their support to the Circular Economy Package.

Recoup warn of critical opportunities missed

| At a time when the politicians and media are looking for industry led voluntary interventions to encourage the consumer to deal with their plastics packaging responsibly; opportunities for positive, effective and consistent consumer communications are being lost.

Europe must design economic incentives fit for a circular economy

| According to Zero Waste Europe the current European economic incentives to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic packaging in Europe need to be re-thought.

PVC Recycling in Hospitals program shortlisted

| The Vinyl Council of Australia’s hospitals’ recycling program has been shortlisted in the Circular Economy category of the national Banksia Foundation Awards 2017.

Launch of the new European Project on Chemical Recycling Demeto

| Demeto aims at enabling chemical de-polymerization of PET at industrial scale based on its microwave-based process intensification, focusing as a start on coloured bottles waste.

EuPC publishes results of its survey

| In May 2017, the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) launched a European survey on the current and future use of recycled plastics materials (rPM) in the Europe’s plastics converting industry.

Exporters catch “pneumonia” over China import ban

| The plastics recycling industry had become “insanely dependent” on China and so its recently-announced import ban has left suppliers in other parts of the world not so much with a cold but rather with “pneumonia”, argued BIR Plastics Committee Chairman Surendra Borad Patawari of Gemini Corporation at its latest meeting, held in New Delhi.

Biodegradable plastics boost organic recycling

| Biodegradable plastics offer innovative solutions to improve recycling quality by facilitating the means for more efficient separate waste collection.

Amut Group @ Ecomondo

| Amut Group Recycling Division will present its range of washing plants for the treatment of PET, HDPE and PP plastics and urban and industrial waste sorting equipment.

Successful cooperation

| BTB PET-Recycling and Starlinger are working successful together since ten years.

High potential of enzymatic recycling

| Carbios announced that it has taken a new step forward with the production of virgin PET made out of terephthalic acid coming from its biorecycling process of post-consumer PET plastic bottles.