Waste plastics

Winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe announce

| The winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2019 were announced today at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, held at the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

Nestlé wins Design for Recycling Award

| According to ISRI, Nestlé Pure Life bottle is the only major nationally distributed bottled water made using 100 percent recycled plastic.

Breakthrough in chemical recycling of polystyrene

| Styrenics producer Ineos Styrolution has announced today that it has completed the first successful test runs producing virgin polystyrene from previously depolymerised material.

Engineering plastics: a growing recycling market

| Plastics Recyclers Europe has published the strategy paper on the state of play of the technical plastic parts recycling.

Parliament seals ban on throwaway plastics by 2021

| On Wednesday, Parliament approved a new law banning single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds sticks.

Starlinger provides technology for next CarbonLITE plant

| Starlinger recycling technology will deliver PET recycling lines with a total installed capacity of 5.4 tons/hour for CarbonLITE’s new site in Pennsylvania at the end of the year.

Tomra to introduce Innosort Flake at PRS Europe

| Tomra Sorting Recycling has announced to be present at PRSE (Plastic Recycling Show Europe) to showcase its expertise and state of the art technology in the flake sorting industry, including applications such as: PET Flakes, PO Flakes, PE/PP flakes, PVC and PVC Window Frames.

Germany’s largest site for recovering post-consumer packages has been commissioned

| The new German Packaging Act (VerpackG) came into force on 1 January 2019, superseding the previous Packaging Ordinance. Companies now need to deploy technologies which guarantee a high degree of sorting.

Mondi confirms four commitments to eliminate plastic waste

| Details of how Mondi is tackling plastic waste have been set out side-by-side with other brands, businesses and governments for the first time in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s inaugural New Plastics Economy Global Commitment report.

New plant for polypropylene recycling

| American company PureCycle Technologies has announced a partnership with Milliken & Company and as it moves forward with plans to open its first plant to restore used polypropylene (PP) plastic to 'virgin-like' quality with a new recycling method.

Closed loop recycling chain for construction films

| Total and several partners along the construction value chain have decided to associate to form the Clean Site Circular Project which aims at recycling natural shrink hoods wastes from the construction sector in closed system without film performances degradation.

Tomra e-book: Analysing the viability of using 100% recycled plastics

| The downloadable document shows that it is technically possible and economically worthwhile to produce goods from 100% recycled plastic.
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EuPC and IK organise conference “A Circular Future with Plastics”

| IK, Industrievereinignung Kunststoffverpackungen, the German association for plastic packaging, and EuPC, European Plastics Converters, are organising together the 2019 edition of the conference A Circular Future with Plastics.

Global plastic waste management market grows

| PMR delivers key insights on the global plastic waste management market in its revised report titled ‘Plastic Waste Management Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013 – 2017 and Forecast, 2018 – 2026.’