Plastic and environment

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...

Circular economy

EuPC engages in the Strategy for Plastics

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 8 February 2017

On January 26, the European Commission released its long-awaited Roadmap on the Strategy for Plastics. The document, which forms part of the Circular Economy Package, outlines key issues posed by plastics along the entire value chain. It takes into account the material’s entire life-cycle and paves the way for an actual EU Strategy by the Commission...

Novamont presents an Ipsos survey

Italians appreciate biodegradable bags

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Over 92% of Italians go shopping at the supermarket with reusable plastic bags and 82% have a positive view of the law, which sanctioned the transition from the use of traditional plastic bags to biodegradable bags, which is considered a step forward for our country in environmental protection. There is similar approval of the initiative of switching to...

Borealis involved in PCEP platform and New Plastics Economy initiative

Leading the way in promoting the circular economy for polyolefins

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 11 January 2017

As part of its Circular Economy Package, the European Commission has proposed challenging targets for the plastics industry. By 2025, 55% of plastic packaging waste must be prepared for re-use and recycling. The industry recognises that a business as usual approach will not meet this target. Fresh approaches and close collaboration across the value chain are...

Fan-cooled brushless servo motors

Higher power density and torque

Plastic and environment - Tuesday, 20 December 2016

At the exhibition SPS IPC Drives (November 22-24, 2016), in Nuremberg, Moog Industrial Group released a new family of fan-cooled brushless servo motors, further extending its broad selection of high performance motors. The design of fan-cooled brushless servo motors offers additional torque to accelerate and...

Identiplast 2017

Plastics waste: a key component of a circular economy

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 30 November 2016

IdentiPlast - the international conference on collection, sorting and recycling of plastics - provides the world’s most comprehensive platform on the exchange of know-how between the plastics industry, regulators, academia and waste management practitioners from around the globe. The next edition’s conference will be held on...

The Leguval project is concluded

Legumes: raw material for biodegradable packaging film

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 23 November 2016

The 22 November at the Research centre of the CNR in Pisa saw the conclusion of the project entitled “Leguval: Valorisation of legume co-products and by-products for package application and energy production from biomass”, as part of the seventh framework programme (FP7) supported by the European Commission. The project as well as involving the project partners...

Collection of secondary and tertiary packaging from commercial and industrial users

A subsidiarity agreement between Carpi and Corepla

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 9 November 2016

A new collaboration between the Corepla consortium and the Carpi consortium to facilitate the collection of plastic packaging waste from private commercial and industrial sites: this is the subject of an agreement between Corepla and the Carpi consortium for plastics recycling, whose aim is to implement, throughout Italy, the network of...

Recycling plastics

Italy is among the top 5 countries in Europe

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Italy is one of the top 5 EU countries when it comes to recycling. This result is the fruit of in-depth research undertaken in 2003 by Corepla (the Italian consortium for the collection and recycling of plastic packages) for investment in R&D, recycling-oriented production, and reuse of materials, and of a system that is increasingly efficient in terms of...