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New WFO partnership to fight plastic pollution

| Waste Free Oceans is happy to announce a new partnership with the leading brand in the frozen food market in Belgium, Iglo.

Axion renews ISO 9001 certification

| Axion Polymers has successfully renewed its ISO management system certification at its two Manchester plastics recycling sites – and gained a new ISO18001 Health and Safety standard for the Salford facility.

EuRIC signs Circular Plastics Alliance declaration

| Today EuRIC, the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation has co-signed the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) Declaration during the High-level event organized by the European Commission.
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FEAD signs Circular Plastics Alliance’s declaration

| FEAD joins the Circular Plastics Alliance & yet highlights the importance of a stronger policy to significantly improve plastic waste recycling and reincorporation of recycled polymers into new products.

EuPC signs circular plastics alliance declaration

| On 20 September 2019 in Brussels, the Circular Plastics Alliance presented and adopted its declaration.

Coca-Cola European Partners uses cardboard instead of shrink wrap

| Coca-Cola European Partners will be replacing plastic shrink wrap with cardboard for its can multipacks across Western Europe, removing approximately 4,000 tonnes of single-use plastic per year across the region.

Subdued forecast für european polymer demand expected to 2023

| The European polymer demand is set to grow by 1.5%/year to 2023, according to AMI Consulting’s latest report, Polymer Demand in Europe 2019.

South Australia embraces the circular economy

| South Australia has embraced the circular economy with a state-wide ban of single-use plastics, a commitment to renewable energy and a roster of reputable companies driving reuse.
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Consumers demand action from manufacturers to tackle plastic pollution

| New research from Kantar’s Worldpanel division, in collaboration with GfK and Europanel, reveals that only one in five (19%) consumers believe they should be taking personal responsibility for their plastic waste, while half (48%) expect manufacturers to take the lead on tackling the issue.

EuPC launces 3rd edition of recycling survey

| Based on the findings of the first two surveys, and backed up by their success and the signature of the Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration, EuPC decided to conduct the third edition of its survey on the use of recycled polymers by plastics converters in Europe in cooperation with Polymer Comply Europe Sarl. (PCE).

Axion welcomes ‘all-in’ Deposit Return Scheme proposal

| Proposals for an ‘all-in’ deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers have been welcomed by Axion as a positive move to encourage people to recycle more and associate a value with waste plastic and other materials.

Circular economy for big bags at K 2019

| At K 2019 in Düsseldorf Starlinger wants to present a closed loop system for big bags made from woven polypropylene.

K: Steinert shows sorting of black plastics

| The sorting of black plastics into pure grades to close recycling loops will be the focus of Steinert's presence at K Trade fair.

Europe faces challenges in meeting plastic bottle recovery target

| The European recycling industry is going to miss a 2025 target for recycling PET bottles unless there is a reversal of the slowing growth rate in recycling, according to a new study by ICIS. The study also found evidence that bottle-deposit schemes are working better as an incentive than market prices for recycled material.