Waste plastics

PET recyclers suffer lower input qualities

| 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.

RecoCard scheme successfully recycles 1 million PVC gift cards

| 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.
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Machine turns waste plastic into energy

| 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.

20 Years EPRO: Multinational successful networking

| 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.
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Euric supports strategy on plastics

| In a position paper the federation points out that there are severall obstacles to overcome.
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PlasticsEurope launches industry initiative for polystyrene

| 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.
Plastics Recyclers Europe

Marketing & design crucial for advancing circularity of plastics

| 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.

The Plastics Recycling Show Europe Returns to Amsterdam for 2018

| 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.

Recoup’s plea – don’t slow us down!

| Member based plastics recycling organisation RECOUP continues to go from strength to strength with growth in member numbers, expanding initiatives and increased stakeholder engagement.

Bulk bag discharging, pneumatic conveying boost plastic recycling productivity

| A Spanish plastics company collects, sorts and recycles plastic scrap, which involves compounding and pelletising of resins using a mineral additive in powder form.

Amut Group: Booming Sales in South East Asia

| Over 10 million euros is the turnover amount achieved with confirmed deals during and immediately after the Chinaplas in May.

EuPC launches European survey on the use of recycled plastics materials

| 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.
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Success with the synthesis of PET oligomers from biorecycled terephthalic acid

| 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.
Plastics Recyclers Europe

Plastics Recycling Show Europe Returns to Amsterdam for 2018

| 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.
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