Plastic and environment

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Promoting circular ethanol production

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 29 July 2020

The #CircularDistrict model of NextChem is enhanced with a new dimension: in addition to hydrogen and methanol derived from the chemical conversion of plasmix and non-recyclable dry waste, it will now be possible to obtain ethanol, an important chemical for sustainable fuels and disinfectant production...

From oil & gas to plasmix recycling

Saipem tests a technology for the disposal and the reuse of unsorted heterogeneous plastic

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Plastic recycling is the goal of Saipem’s latest technological solution. The company has in fact signed a licence agreement with Itea, an Italian company that owns the patent, for application of the technology in a variety of settings. Originally designed for applications in the oil & gas sector, the technology is particularly suited to solid urban waste disposal...

European bioplastics in Berlin

EUBP board renewed, de Bie confirmed as president

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 11 December 2019

The association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry, European Bioplastics (EUBP), elected a new Board. The new Chairman, François de Bie (Total Corbion), together with EUBP’s new Vice Chairpersons, Mariagiovanna Vetere (NatureWorks) and Lars Börger (Neste), will lead the association’s continuous support towards achieving a...

Neste and Ravago together for chemical recycling

Joint development of a process for 200,000 tons per year

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 13 November 2019

The world’s leading provider of renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel, and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, Neste, and the world’s leading distributor and recycler of polymers, Ravago, are joining forces to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste with the aim to reach significant industrial scale. Neste and Ravago...

Performance live in Düsseldorf

Amaplast and Lady Be once again together at K

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 9 October 2019

After having exhibited some of her works at the Amaplast stand at K 2016, pop artist Lady Be will once again be hosted by the association at K 2019 in Düsseldorf with a live performance from October 16 to 19, hall 16, stand A56, where she will create a special work dedicated to the event. The objective is to increase visitor awareness to the...

Inside by Biesse comes back

Three days dedicated to engineering material processing

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 2 October 2019

An event by Biesse dedicated to processing technologies for advanced materials, Inside comes back at the Biesse Group Pesaro Campus from October 3 to 5. This year too, the event will put together the experience of a large industrial group, the strength of a global distribution network, and the expertise of a team that combines research and innovation...

PRE awards

Entries to Plastics Recycling Awards Europe are open

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 18 September 2019

The Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2020 promoted by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) are now open to product designers, design engineers, plastics processors, manufacturers, brand owners, retailers and suppliers of recycled plastic products in seven different categories...

In the run-up to K 2019

Circular economy with Engel in Düsseldorf

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Circular Economy is one of the focus topics at K 2019 and also the “green thread” running through injection moulding machine manufacturer and system solutions provider Engel's trade fair appearance. Stefan Engleder, the CEO of the Engel Group, emphasises the huge importance of this topic in the run-up to the trade fair as follows...

Polyolefins recycling in 2018

The capacity for rigid polyolefins in Europe totals 1.7 million tonnes

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 8 May 2019

With a total recycling capacity of 1.7 million tonnes, rigid, post-consumer and post-industrial polyolefins, in particular HDPE and PP, are in the group of the most recycled streams in Europe. According to the data collected by Plastics Recyclers Europe, the countries with the highest shares of the installed capacity for these streams include...

Biodegradability in the environment

The European Bioplastics point of view on the study of the University of Plymouth

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 8 May 2019

According to the study “Environmental Deterioration of Biodegradable, Oxo-biodegradable, Compostable, and Conventional Plastic Carrier Bags in the Sea, Soil, and Open-Air Over a 3 Year Period”, carried out by Imogen E. Napper and Richard C. Thompson of the Plymouth University, biodegradability would not be sufficient to solve the problem of waste...

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2019

Seven awards for the innovative recycling

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2019 were announced at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, held at the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands on April 11. The seven award winners are...

Plastics: sustainability and society

IdentiPlast 2019: record-breaking edition with speakers and public from all over the world

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The fourteenth edition of IdentiPlast, Europe’s leading conference focused on the recycling and recovery of used plastics, was the largest ever. The event run by PlasticsEurope and supported by the BPF took place on March 7 and 8 in London and featured talks from over 50 world-leading speakers in plastics recycling and waste management, and had...