Waste plastics

Steinert presents system for the pure separation of black plastics at IFAT 2016

| Steinert Group launches the new optical sorting system UniSort BlackEye on the market.

Amut Group presents solutions for the plastics material at IFAT

| Amut Group will present at its booth C1.240 the Da-Labeller DLB 60 and the mobile Ballistic Separator SBS 201.

Prof. Dr. jur. Helmut Maurer speaking on The Big Challenge for the plastic industry

| Speaking on the big challenge for the plastic industry, Dr Maurer believes that it is clear that the industry needs to act urgently as in developing countries plastics either end up in landfill or in nature.

Rigid Plastics Recycling Surges 27%

| The American Chemistry Concil announced that the recycling of post-consumer rigid plastics surged 276 million pounds, or 27 percent, in 2014 to reach a new high of over 1.28 billion pounds for the year.

Waste Pro Selects CP Group for Single Stream Recycling Facility

| Waste Pro Selects CP Group for Single Stream Recycling Facility

Shredder boosts efficiency in the production of recycled materials

| Belgian plastics recycler Tivaco is converting clean post-industrial scrap into high-grade pellets. On its latest, fully automated line the company uses cutting-edge Austrian/German technology to provide recyclates of highest possible quality at throughputs of up to 1,700 kg/h.

The Plastics Industry State of play

| The European Plastics Converters (EuPC) in association with Polymer Comply Europe (PCE) held a REACH Workshop: The Plastics Industry State of play with practical examples on 17 and 18 March 2016 in Brussels.
Dieter Schütz, pixelio.de

Think tank for automobile recycling

| On March 18, the International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2016 in Berlin, Germany, came to an end. More than 220 representatives of the global automotive recycling sector had come together to discuss current political conditions and the latest trends in recycling technology.

Towards Zero Plastics to the Oceans

| All kinds of questions regarding marine litter were on the agenda of PolyTalk 2016, a two day conference organised by PlasticsEurope in Brussels on 16-17 March.

Plastics recycling resists low oil prices

| The demand for recycled plastics has not been negatively affected due to low oil prices.

Bacteria eat PET

| Japanese scientists have discovered a bacteria that can degrade PET. So far only fungi where know to decompose plastics.

Special garbage bag for cup recycling

| The first garbage bag specially designed for water or coffee vending machines which promotes recycling of disposable cups has been patented by a Spanish businessman, Gonzalo Bayona. 

Petcore Europe Conference 2016 a huge success

| 160 experts and leaders from the entire PET value chain in Europe and beyond met at the 2016 Petcore Europe sold-out conference in Brussels on 23 February.

EUROPEN comments on circular economy package

| The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment(EUROPEN) has made some recommendations on the EU legislative proposals for the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive and Waste Framework Directive.