Waste plastics

Single-use plastics: New EU rules to reduce marine litter

| With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear.

OECD: Governments need to act to encourage plastic recycling markets

| Plastic recycling is failing to reach its full potential as low recovery rates of plastic waste, poor quality of recycled plastic and a lack of price incentives are holding back secondary plastic markets, according to a new OECD report. Given rising public concern over plastic pollution, governments should act urgently to encourage more and better recycling, it says.
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CarbonLITE Holdings LLC has announced that PET bottle-to-bottle recycling leader CarbonLITE will build a...

| Plant Will Become the Third for the World’s Largest Producer of Post-Consumer Food-Grade PET Resin.

Increased interest in sorting technologies

| Tougher new regulations and consumer concerns are reflected in enquiries received at IFAT, Tomra reports.
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Recycled plastic market to be worth over US$ 30 billion by 2025

| Persistence Market Research (PMR) in its upcoming report titled ‘Recycled Plastic Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012 – 2016 and Forecast 2017 – 2025’, projects the recycled plastic market to be worth just over US$ 30 billion by 2025.

China: high-grade PET does not need license

| BIR has received information that the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment has officially replied to the General Office of the General Administration of Customs, confirming that the import of high-grade PET as ordinary goods is allowed and in accordance with general trade regulation.
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China will allow the import of high grade PET flakes

| BIR has been informed that the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China will allow the import of high grade PET bottle flakes as general goods for import without the need for a licence.

Footfall Increases by over 70% at PRSE

| In its second year, the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) exhibition and conference attracted many more visitors, exhibitors and speakers from across Europe and beyond.

First winners of Plastics Recycling Awards Europe announced

| The winners of the first Plastics Recycling Awards Europe were announced today at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, held at the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

Sesotec: New sorting systems for plastics and glass

| At the IFAT Sesotec wants to present the Flake Purifier+ multi-sensor sorting system that now as standard is equipped with a 3.2mm nozzle and valve grid, allows a higher throughput capacity, and is easy to operate with the "SesoDesk" operating software.

Sharp-eye technology separates single-layer PET trays from bottles

| The new technology enhances the previous capability of Tomra’s Autosort machine to separate multi-layer trays.

ZenRobotics expands its line of waste sorting robots

| The company has announced ZenRobotics Fast Picker for light material as the latest addition to the line of intelligent waste sorting robots.

New ThermoPRO granulators from Rapid Granulator

| At NPE2018, size reduction equipment manufacturer Rapid Granulator is introducing a new range of granulators designed specifically for in-line processing of skeletal waste from sheet and film thermoforming lines.

Henkel expanding use of regranulated resin

| Henkel has begun selling its Megaperls washing powder in the resulting flexible package — called a “quadro seal bag” — that consists of an OPP/PE laminate.
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