Waste plastics

Renewcell applies new textile fiber preparation system using Andritz ADuro technology

| Renewcell has produced its first fiber material with the ADuro textile fiber preparation system from Andritz at its new site in Sundsvall, Sweden.

First commercially available plastic pellet from 100 per cent recycled ocean plastics

| Ocean Legacy has announced that they have produced the first commercially available plastic pellet in North America, called Legacy Plastic.

Recycling line for agricultural plastic waste nets

| RecyOuest, France, has started up the world's first recycling line for agricultural plastic waste nets at its mill in Argentan.

Recoup: 750,000 tonnes of household plastic packaging goes uncaptured

| The new UK Household Plastic Packaging Collection Survey report by Recoup says that 750,000 tonnes of post-consumer plastic packaging are not currently collected for recycling.

Cadel Deinking is now Keycycle Deinking

| Keycycle, a subsidiary of the Erema Group, has worked together for two years with the Spanish company Cadel Deinking to further develop the process of removing printing inks from the surface of plastic.

Argentinian recycler Reciclar processes up to 600 million plastic bottles per year

| The Argentinian plant, with a surface area of more than 22,000 m2, features the latest generation of Tomra equipment.

HDPE and PP recycling line for Turkish plastics recycler

| The recycling line, installed at the company’s recycling facility in Başiskele, Kocaeli Province, began operations in mid-September 2022.

EuRIC: A boost for recycling but non-recyclable packaging must be phased out sooner 

| The proposed Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPWR) sets a robust framework to boost packaging recycling.

ECOS: “Too little, too slow”

| The previously announced regulation on green claims is delayed again, the provisions overall have been watered down compared to earlier drafts, and a big share of responsibility has been shifted to member states and expert groups, ECOS experts say.

EUBP: New packaging rules acknowledge environmental and climate benefits of compostable plastic packaging

| European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the proposed new rules on packaging and bioplastics adopted today by the European Commission.

EEB: Only two files remain from meager Circular Economy ‘package’

| Initially promised to also include the Green Claims Initiative and a consumer initiative on the right to repair, the Commission has now served up a dwindling publication consisting of only the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation and a policy framework on biobased, biodegradable, and compostable plastics.

Vecoplan supplies processing and storage technology to UBQ

| UBQ Materials has patented the world’s first thermoplastic material consisting entirely of unsorted household waste, including organics.

EU: Putting an end to wasteful packaging and boosting reuse and recycling

| To address this continually expanding source of waste and consumer annoyance, the Commission has proposed new EU-wide rules on packaging.

Vecoplan: Cleaning process for plastics recycling

| At this year’s K trade fair, the company has introduced a further step in plastics processing.

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