Waste plastics

High-purity plastic flakes and increased productivity

| RCS is a company based in Werne, Germany, specializing in recycling management.

Engel founding member of „packaging with a future“

| In collaboration with six other companies from the Austrian packaging industry, the injection moulding machine manufacturer Engel founded the "Verpackung mit Zukunft” (Packaging with a Future) platform.

Recofloor collects 5,000th tonne of waste vinyl flooring

| Recofloor has collected in total 5,000 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring since the national award-winning take back scheme was founded by flooring manufacturers Polyflor and Altro in 2009.

Sustainable packaging: Consumers willing to pay more

| According to new research by Trivium Packaging, nearly three-fourths (74 percent) of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable packaging.

Profitable Recycling with twin screw Extruders

| Aurora Kunststoffe relies on ZSK twin screw extruders from Coperion to recycle and upcycle plastic processors’ production waste. The extruders have been in successful operation since early 2019, and with their high throughputs and their reliability, they have fulfilled every requirement.

APK invests in analytic facility for plastics recyclates

| APK has completed its new laboratory at its production site in Merseburg (Germany).

Global plastic waste management market with slowdown, but positive outlook

| The effect of COVID-19 can be felt in nearly every aspect of our lives. A significant impact can be felt on the operations associate with plastic waste management where the trade value of recycling material is witnessing a significant depression.

Multi-Layer Film Recycling of Production Waste

| Coperion is implementing a closed-loop concept for the production of flexible multi-layer film. With a closed-loop approach solution, up to 100 percent of multi-layer film production waste can be re-processed and fed back into the production process.

Technology for a seamless recycling economy

| The demand for plastics is increasing worldwide, and more and more waste is consequently being generated.

Intelligent technology for sustainability and conservation of resources

| Recycling, conservation of resources and genuine circular economy are central philosophies of Roither Maschinenbau, Seewalchen/Austria.
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Market opportunity for recycled rigid plastics packaging

| In a new market report - The Future of Rigid Plastic Packaging to 2022 – Smithers Pira forecasts that global rigid plastic packaging consumption will exceed $200 billion in 2022.

Plastic crisis requires fundamental system change

| The European Academies of Science (EASAC) warn that current efforts to resolve the plastics crisis are ineffective and misleading.
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Novel findings for functional barriers in HDPE containers

| Compatibility of the ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) barrier in high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers with the recycling process was tested by an independent laboratory.

Neste backs Chemical Recycling

| Neste and investor Mirova today announced a combined EUR 10 million investment into Recycling Technologies, a British plastic recycling technology provider. The aim is to accelerate the development of chemical recycling.
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