Plastic and environment

Basf starts ChemCycling

Chemical recycling of mixed or unclean waste materials

Plastic and environment - Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Basf is breaking new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling provides an innovative way to reutilize plastic waste that is currently not recycled, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics. Depending on the region, such waste is usually sent to landfill or burned with energy recovery. But chemical recycling offers...

European Commission

Circular Plastics Alliance launched to foster the market of recycled plastics in Europe

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

On December 11, the European Commission launches an alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain as part of its persisting efforts to reduce plastics littering, increase the share of recycled plastics and stimulate market innovation. Against the backdrop of the Commission's efforts to help accelerate Europe's transition...

Circular economy

Dow sustains the global engagement to reduce plastics waste

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Dow announced its intention to further invest and develop new global initiatives and solutions that work to prevent and remediate plastic waste in the environment. The initiatives, announced in conjunction with the recent Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia, include Dow’s commitment to join several other major global brands to become...

Two exhibitions for Lady Be in Belgium

In Bruges, at the International Biennial of Flanders and with a solo exhibition

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Paintings, sculptures, graphics, photography, video art. This is the rich programme of the works of art on view at the International Biennial of Flanders, an exhibition conceived and organized by Francesco Saverio Russo, Salvatore Russo and Sandro Serradifalco at Oud Sint Jan in Bruges from November 26 to December 1. The event puts on show the works...

Joint development

The first shelter with recycled plastic from the river Po

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The plastic waste collected and then recycled can become a useful tool for dealing with emergency situations. This was the result of the experimental project presented at the Ecomondo fair in Rimini by Waste Free Oceans and Corepla, who, together with Protomax, have created a humanitarian shelter prototype with plastic collected along the...

Partnership between Clariant and Neste

Together to develop sustainable industrial solutions

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The world leader in specialty chemicals, Clariant, has signed an agreement for a new partnership with Neste, the world’s leading provider of sustainable renewable diesel and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions. By using Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons in its product development, Clariant increases the...

Grand opening for Mater-Biopolymer

Biopolymers and chemical intermediates with low environment impact

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The grand opening of Mater-Biopolymer, the Novamont Group’s site dedicated to the production of Origo-Bi took place in Patrica (FR) on October 19. Origo-Bi is a family of biodegradable polyesters with an increasing content of renewable raw materials, which enter the production process of the Mater-Bi bioplastic family...

The RadiciGroup 2017 Sustainability Report

The company looks ahead by operating transparently and inclusively

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 10 October 2018

The RadiciGroup 2017 Sustainability Report has been released. Prepared according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, it synthesizes numbers into graphics and tables that clearly and transparently show how the group is committed to social and environmental sustainability “in the field” on a daily basis...

PlasticRoad inaugurated in the Netherlands

In Zwolle the first bicycle path in recycled plastics

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 26 September 2018

So many invitees turned up to bike the first ever PlasticRoad bicycle path in the Deventerstraatweg in Zwolle on September 11, 2018. It was history in the making. Where else have you seen a road that can be built in only a matter of days and that can last three times longer than a traditional road? A road made - not from the traditional asphalt, but...

VinylPlus has backed the European Commission pledging call

Committing to recycle 900,000 tonnes of PVC per year by 2025

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Since 2000, VinylPlus, the voluntary commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, has been a pioneer in the Circular Economy. It has backed the European Commission’s pledging call to increase recycling of plastics by committing to recycle at least 900,000 tonnes of PVC per year into new products by 2025, a significant...

New application for HRSflow technology

The centre armrests for automotive interiors become ultralight with Flexflow

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 25 July 2018

The production of a lightweight centre armrest for the automotive interior is one of the latest examples of the use of the innovative Flexflow technology from Italian hot runner specialist, HRSflow. The multi-step process combines the thermoforming of a composite sheet with the injection moulding of two different thermoplastics. Development partners...

Italy at the forefront of the European strategy on plastic waste

A new permanent forum for quality recycling

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The plastic materials processing sector has embraced the EU’s “Plastics Strategy” and embarked on a joint endeavour with leading institutional, environmental and supply chain figures in order to address the current problems in a structural manner, adopting a modern and constructive approach. To this end, on April 10, representatives of various...