| 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.
| 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 is helping to create jobs and reduce plastic pollution in South Africa through their social initiative, Project Butterfly.
| 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.
| ‘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 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.
| “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.
| 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.
| 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.
| The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) has to announce the creation of the European Plastics Recycling Branch (EPRB).
| The Austrian recycler ‘PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH’ recorded a plus of 9 % in the recycling of PET bottles in 2018.
| The Recylex Group has reported its sales for the financial year to December 31st 2018 and for the fourth quarter of 2018.
| Under the theme “EU Plastics Strategy 2.0 - Taking the PET industry to the next step”, the complete PET industry sector shared perspectives and strategies for a succesful and even more circular future.
| Adopting Norway’s proposal to amend a global agreement on rules for exporting mixed plastic waste would benefit European plastics recyclers and lead to more investment in infrastructure, claims a UK plastics recycler.