| The average yield of the PET recyclers has decreased from 73% to 68% since 2011. This 5 points decrease has led to substantial and additional cost for the European PET recyclers. Additionally, recyclers are obliged to discard more material in order to achieve good quality of recycled PET.
| One million old PVC store gift cards have been successfully recycled in a pioneering trial, providing material for use in new products, such as pipes, and saving 10 tonnes of plastic from being landfilled.
| The first systems to use anaerobic digestion technology to turn waste plastics into energy and fertiliser are being developed in South Australia. POET Systems expects to have its first two machines – each capable of processing 20 tonnes of plastic a week – operating commercially in about 12 months.
| EPRO, the European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations, looks back on 20 years of successful work for the environ-mentally friendly taking back and recycling of plastic waste.
| In a position paper the federation points out that there are severall obstacles to overcome.
| PlasticsEurope launched today an initiative to promote innovative recycling solutions for Polystyrene, in a push to support the European Union's circular economy plan. The group aims to engage the value chain in the development and industrialization of promising new recycling technologies.
| Professionals from the plastics recycling sector and its value chain have gathered at the Annual Meeting 2017 in Barcelona on the 15th of June at the conference that featured high-level speakers including European Commission, Waste Agency of Catalonia and brand owners.
| Following its highly successful launch in March this year, organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) Europe, the first pan-European exhibition and conference solely dedicated to plastics recycling, have announced that the event will return to the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands on 24-25 April 2018.
| Member based plastics recycling organisation RECOUP continues to go from strength to strength with growth in member numbers, expanding initiatives and increased stakeholder engagement.
| A Spanish plastics company collects, sorts and recycles plastic scrap, which involves compounding and pelletising of resins using a mineral additive in powder form.
| Over 10 million euros is the turnover amount achieved with confirmed deals during and immediately after the Chinaplas in May.
| In the light of the latest developments in the field of the EU circular economy and the approaching European strategy on plastics, the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) has launched a European survey on the current and future use of recycled plastics materials (RPM) in Europe’s plastics converting industry.
| Carbios has announced that it has taken a new step forward with the production of PET oligomers made out of terephthalic acid coming from its biorecycling process of PET plastic bottles.
| Following its successful launch in March this year, organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) Europe have announced that the event will return to the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands on 24-25 April 2018.