| Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the joint industry initiative to drive the shift to a more circular economy for styrenics, has announced its incorporation as an independent organisation and collaboration platform.
| On 24th October, the European Parliament agreed on an amendment setting up a target of 35% mandatory recycled content in plastic bottles for beverages, as a necessary complement for ensuring the success of the 90% collection target proposed by the Commission.
| Plastics Recycling Charity, RECOUP, has undertaken consumer insight research to understand a range of considerations for a Deposit Return Scheme in the UK.
| EuPC and 4 other partners have jointly published the "Plastics Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in a Circular Economy".
| The results of the European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented at the 13th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry.
| Chemical company Sabic and british chemical plastics recycler Plastic energy intend to build a first commercial plant in the Netherlands to refine and upgrade a valuable feedstock, known as Tacoil, a patented Plastic Energy product, which will be produced from the recycling of low quality, mixed plastic waste otherwise destined for incineration or landfill .
| Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is making a new strategic investment to purchase from Loop Industries a supply of 100% recycled PET (rPET) plastic to accelerate the increased use of recycled materials in the creation of its bottles.
| Rondo Plast, a member of the Polykemi Group, is supporting Volvo Cars ambition to have at least 25% of the plastic in their cars being made from sustainable material by 2025.
| Changing business models for plastic recycling could lead to more profitable businesses, higher grade material on the market and make investment in recycling infrastructure more viable, suggests resource recovery specialist Axion.
| The plastic waste collected and then recycled can become a useful tool for dealing with emergency situations. This was the result of the experimental project presented at the Ecomondo fair in Rimini by Waste Free Oceans and Corepla, who, together with Protomax, have created a humanitarian shelter prototype with plastic collected along the river Po in Italy.
| Exporting mixed plastic waste used to be a common practice in the past. For many countries this was an easy way out as they did not have to establish viable schemes to properly treat their waste domestically.
| The co-signatories of this joint statement urge the Council to support the binding target of at least 35% recycled plastic in beverage bottles by 2025.
| On 30th Octobre in Bali, at the Our Ocean Conference, organised by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation presented another chapter to its activity, called New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.
| Mondi has become one of the first signatories of The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment which will work towards eliminating plastic pollution and creating 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable plastic packaging by 2025.