Waste plastics

MEPs back EU ban on polluting throwaway plastics

| Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery or cotton buds, making up over 70% of marine litter, will be banned under plans backed in the Environment Committee.
public procurement rules

ENVI Committee Says “Yes” to 35% Recycled Content in Plastic Bottles

| FEAD fully supports the report which would make it mandatory to produce beverage containers composed of at least 35% recycled plastic by 2025.

EuRIC welcomes the landmark vote on recycled content for beverage bottles

| Members of the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament voted today on the Report amending the Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive proposed by the European Commission. Led by Ms. Frederique RIES, Rapporteur for the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament (BE, ALDE), the Report set a target of 35% of recycled content in beverage bottles by 2025.

Plastics Committee: Chairman signs off with rallying call to plastics recyclers

| In his final Chairman’s address to the BIR Plastics Committee after 12 years at its helm, Surendra Borad Patawari of Gemini Corporation NV in Belgium enthused: “There cannot be a better proposition than the business of plastics recycling.”

‚Raw material’ crucial for recycling

| New provisions such as the circular economy package from the EU have given a huge boost to the use of recycled materials. Alpla welcomes this development, but is calling for consistent thinking and actions.

PET value chain urges policymakers to support its circularity

| The EU Single Use Plastics Directive Proposal is currently under the assessment of the European Parliament. The proposal foresees the consumption reduction of PET trays - a circular packaging product with a high amount of recycled content.

IHS Markit predicts the plastic storm

| According to IHS Markit, rapidly changing consumer expectations for plastics and increasing regulations or bans are creating market challenges and disconnects for producers

Recoup conference with record number of attendees

| Plastics resource and recycling charity, Recoup, hosted 400 attendees at their annual Plastics Recycling Conference this year. Discussions covered the whole of the plastics resource and recycling value chain, as did the delegates in attendance.

Axion Polymers invests in product development laboratory facilities

| Axion Polymers has invested in more laboratory test equipment at its Salford-based plastics recycling facility, including a new injection moulder, that will enable a greater range of polymer testing and further development of recycled polymer grades.
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Carbios presents First-half 2018 Operating and Financial Results

| Carbios is heading towards the industrialization of its technologies for biorecycling PET plastics and fibers.

Modification in conflict with European law

| Approved legal modification to prohibit plastics containers for catering in school, university and nurseries in France in conflict with European law.

Research report explores compostable & biodegradable fefuse bags market

| Future Market Insights (FMI) delivers key insights on the global compostable & biodegradable refuse bags market in its published report, titled “Global Compostable & Biodegradable Refuse Bags Market: Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2018–2028”.
Plastics Recyclers Europe

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe expand for 2019

| Following the success of this year’s inaugural Plastics Recycling Awards Europe, the organisers have announced the expansion of the awards to a total of eight categories for 2019.

Clearly Clean launches solution for food packaging

| Clearly Clean Officially Launches World’s Only Patented 100% Recyclable, Smooth-Edge Overwrap Tray for Food Packaging