Plastic and environment

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...

Appointment in Madrid

Approaching VinylPlus Sustainable Forum 2018

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 28 March 2018

The sixth edition of the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum will take place on the May 16 and 17 in Madrid, Spain. “Meeting Societal Needs” is the theme for this year’s forum. Population growth is a major issue worldwide. The society is facing, and will continue to face, critical challenges to fulfill basic societal needs in many areas such as infrastructure...

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...