Plastic and environment

Milan, May 24 and 25

A circular future with plastics

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Milan, on May 24 and 25, will gather major representatives of the European plastics converting industry, to witness the commitment of the sector to the pillars identified by the European strategy for plastics in a circular economy. This event, organised by Unionplast - the Italian association of plastics converters - and EuPC - the European association of...

Honour of the Plastics Academy

Karlheinz Bourdon member of the Plastics Hall of Fame

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Senior vice president integration at KraussMaffei, is to be included in the Plastics Hall of Fame. Since 1972, the Plastics Hall of Fame, which is located at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell (Usa), has honoured people who with devotion and perseverance have made a significant contribution to the development and growth of the plastics...

New EU plastics strategy

PlasticsEurope supports EC and publishes its Voluntary Commitment

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 24 January 2018

In the context of January 16 announcement on the plastics strategy initiative by the European Commission, PlasticsEurope is thrilled to announce the publication of its "Plastics 2030 - Voluntary Commitment”, which contains a set of ambitious targets and initiatives representing the plastics industry contribution to achieve a fully circular and...

A book of Waste Free Oceans

The little fish Plastian helps us keeping clean oceans and seas from litter

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Waste Free Oceans presents “Plastian The Little Fish” - a children’s book educating the young generation on the issue of marine litter. The book, written by Nicole Intemann, is ideal for kids ages 5-10 and printed on eco-friendly recycled paper. The colourful pages depict the story of a brother and sister who embark on a sea adventure and become...

Biesse launches Sophia

Predictivity: the new frontier for CNCs

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The key element in the future success of manufacturing companies lies in the technological evolution that today unites human expertise and experience with the total automation and interconnection of manufacturing solutions. From October 19 to 21, Biesse opened the doors of its Pesaro campus, demonstrating the advantages that...

Aquafil investment

10 million dollars for a new carpet recycling facility

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Aquafil will open its first US carpet recycling facility in Phoenix, Arizona, offering a long-awaited solution to this persistent source of waste. Aquafil Carpet Recycling will recycle the PA 6 waste from carpets back into raw material, further enhancing its pioneering EcoNyl Regeneration System - one of the...

Care for the environment

RadiciGroup releases its 2016 Sustainability Report

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The RadiciGroup 2016 Sustainability Report has been officially released. The document reports on the objectives and goals achieved by the Group in the field of economic, environmental and social sustainability, sets new challenges for the organization and communicates its performance to all stakeholders in a transparent way...

Innovation with plastics

A circular and resource efficient Europe

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 27 September 2017

What is the role of plastics in a circular economy?  Why is innovation so important for the transition towards a resource efficient Europe? What is full life cycle thinking? These and other equally challenging questions were on the agenda of the event "Innovation with plastics for a circular and resource efficient Europe”, organized by PlasticsEurope ...

Blown film technology

Bandera’s SmartFlex Bio line in France for biodegradable films

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 6 September 2017

In 2016, a new law entered into force in France, prohibiting the sale and distribution of non-biodegradable-polyethylene-based disposable bags with thickness lower than 50 microns; consequently, a French converter based in the Rhône-Alpes region decided to invest in a new project which includes the purchase of a Bandera SmartFlex Bio line for...

Echoes from Identiplast 2017

The opportunities for the recycle in the circular economy

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 8 March 2017

On the occasion of the thirteenth edition of IdentiPlast - the PlasticsEurope’s international conference on the recycling and recovery of plastics - some 300 experts from European municipalities, local authorities, policy and decision makers, waste management organisations, NGOs, plastics value chain, academia and research institutes gathered in...

A sold out success

PET 2020: the future of the PET industry

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 1 March 2017

On February 1, 2017, 160 delegates from the entire PET value chain from Europe and beyond convened in Brussels for the annual Petcore Europe Conference 2017. Under the theme “PET 2020 - The future of the PET industry”, the complete industry - from PET resin producers, masterbatch producers, packaging designers and manufacturers...

Tire Technology International Awards 2017

Podium for bio-BDE from Versalis and Genomatica

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The bio-butadiene (bio-BDE) technology developed by Versalis (Eni) in partnership with Genomatica has been named winner of the Environmental Achievement of the Year within the “Tire Technology International Awards for Excellence and Innovation”, the European independent award program for the tire industry...