Waste plastics

Green claims on PET beverage bottles likely to be misleading

| Circularity claims on PET beverage bottles such as ‘100% recyclable’ or ‘100% recycled’ are likely to be misleading consumers, according to a new report by ClientEarth, ECOS (Environmental Coalition on Standards), Eunomia Research & Consulting and Zero Waste Europe.

OMV and Interzero to build Europe’s largest sorting plant for chemical recycling

| The fully automated sorting plant with a capacity of up to 260,000 tonnes per year is to be built in Walldürn.

Zeppelin Systems and ReOil build tire recycling plant in Poland

| In March 2023, Zeppelin Systems launched the Zeppelin Sustainable Tire Alliance to cooperate with international partners on shaping the future of tire production and tire recycling in a more environmentally friendly manner.

10 Years of Vadias, Lindner Washtech & Erema

| Lindner Washtech and Bulgarian plastics recycling company Vadias Recycling are looking back on a 10-year anniversary and, together with Erema, on a partnership that has lasted just as long.

ENVI packaging report endangers circularity in Europe

| Yesterday, the EU Parliament's Environment Committee adopted a contradictory position that endangers packaging waste circularity and Europe’s recycling industry.

EU legislative approach to chemical recycling will shape future of the pyrolysis oil sector

| Alongside access to sufficient high-quality waste, legislation is the most commonly cited potential barrier to growth in the chemical recycling sector, particularly given the ongoing uncertainty over the acceptance of chemical recycling under EU legislative targets, and the EU’s approach to mass balance.

FEAD: ENVI position on PPWR on the right track

| FEAD supports the adoption by the ENVI Committee of the position on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation.

Plastics Europe raises significant concerns about ENVI vote on PPWR

| Today the European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) voted on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR).

New innovation summit at Petcore 2024 annual conference

| Next year’s annual Petcore Conference will feature an Innovation Summit where delegates from across the PET value chain will present a diverse range of ground-breaking initiatives.

EU value chain organisations warn against “right of first refusal”

| Recent calls for the introduction of a priority access to recycled plastics, known as “right of first refusal”, have been increasingly taking space in the public debate on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation proposal (PPWR).

Aimplas develops food and cosmetic packaging products from ocean by-products 

| EcoeFISHent promotes a demonstrable and replicable cluster implementing systemic solutions through multilevel circular value chains for eco-efficient valorization of fishing and fish industries side-streams.

EU packaging waste generation with record increase

| In 2021, the EU generated 188.7 kg packaging waste per inhabitant, 10.8 kg more per person than in 2020, the biggest increase in 10 years, and almost 32 kg more than in 2011.

Low demand, high imports endanger European plastics recycling industry

| According to Plastics Recyclers Europe, the plastics recycling market in Europe has been heavily destabilised throughout 2023.

Plastics recycling awards Europe 2024 open for entries

| The Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2024 are now open for entries.

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