Plastic and environment

European project supported by Horizon 2020

Polyurethane recycling towards a smart circular economy

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 20 February 2019

The global manufacturer of high performance polyurethane foam products, Recticel will coordinate the PUReSmart project, launched on January 1, 2019 for a duration of four years. It is supported by 6 million euros in funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. The PUReSmart collaborative consortium gathers...

RadiciGroup starts “Operation Clean Sweep”

Zero plastic pellet and dust loss

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 30 January 2019

During the past months, all the production plants of the RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers Business Area have signed a formal pledge to become an Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) Partner. The OCS is an international programme supported by Plastics Europe, China Plastics Processing Industry Association, Brazil Plastics Association and American Chemistry Council and Plastics...

PRE awards

Four Italian companies among the finalists of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2019

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 23 January 2019

The Italian companies Cofit, Fimic and Icma San Giorgio, manufacturers of machines for recycling plastics and rubber, and Rialti, a compound producer, are included in the list of finalists of the second edition of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe, organized by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), the association of European recyclers. The winners...

Alliance End Plastic Waste

AEPW was born against plastics waste in the environment

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 23 January 2019

An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain recently launched a new organization to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean. The cross value chain Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), currently made up of nearly...

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...