Waste plastics

PCEP calls for a circular economy focused recovery

| The Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP) has called for investment decisions taken by Member States, the EU and all economic actors, as part of the EU recovery package to be focused on delivering the circular economy.

RecyClass: methodology for plastic packaging recyclability assessment

| RecyClass Recyclability Methodology document provides comprehensive information on the assessment methods used to assess and certify recyclability of a plastic package.
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VinylPlus steers PVC industry towards circular economy

| VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 771,313 tonnes of PVC in 2019 - more than 96% of the programme’s 2020 target.

Lohner Kunststoffrecycling increases capacities

| The company Lohner Kunststoffrecycling GmbH (LKR) in Vechta, Germany, has been recovering plastic waste generated during the production of industrial or consumer goods since 1992.
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Euric unveils plastic recycling brochure

| The Brochure highlights the importance of moving towards a circular economy for plastics in Europe.
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Why the price of oil has no bearing on the value of post-consumer recycled...

| Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) initiatives stemming from the Polluter Pays principle are being questioned right now when it comes to post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR).

AIMPLAS develops recycling processes that break down plastics by 70%

| With the support of the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE), AIMPLAS is developing the ENZPLAST2 project, whose aim is to develop new, more sustainable processes for producing, recycling and composting plastics.

Guidelines on the characterisation of recycling input waste published

| The recycling input characterisation guiding requirements, developed by Plastics Recyclers Europe and based on the expertise of European plastics recyclers, are aimed at encouraging the increasing quality of plastics recycling.

European project makes plastic production circular

| By developing solutions covering the full plastic value chain – from design to recycling – CIRC-PACK, funded by the European Commission, has proven the feasibility of making plastics industry circular in a consumer-friendly way.

Recyclass to collaborate with plastship, Recoup and Suez Circpack

| In 2019, several players from the value chain of plastics packaging joined forces in the Recyclass Platform initiative, to create harmonised Design for Recycling Guidelines, a scoring method, and test protocols to assess the recyclability of plastics packaging and of new packaging technologies in the European market.

 Chemical recycling makes useful product from waste bioplastic

| A faster, more efficient way of recycling plant-based “bioplastics” has been developed by a team of scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Bath.

PET recyclate for the plastics processing industry

| Sesotec sorting systems help recycling company MultiPet GmbH ensure the highest quality in PET flake production.

Plastics recyclers cease production

| European Plastics recycling industry is closing production due to the current market developments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

De-inking of plastic film-recyclate

| Siegwerk, provider of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, and APK AG, a specialist in the production of high-quality plastic recyclate from packaging waste, completed de-inking trials of twofold printed LDPE-films.
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