Plastic and environment

Petcore Europe report on recycling of post-consumer PET

Success and challenges

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The equivalent of 66 billion 1.5-litre PET bottles were collected and recycled in 2014, representing 57% of bottles and containers placed in the market. This conclusion comes from a report carried out by PCI PET Packaging Resin & Recycling for Petcore Europe from a Europe-wide survey among actors involved in the collection, sorting and recycling of PET...

EPDA on EU legislation

CLP regulation came into effect

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Plastics suppliers are being urged by the European Plastics Distributors Association (EPDA) to ensure they are compliant with the latest legislation for restricted substances, as the deadline approaches for SMEs to register existing chemicals used in production processes. EPDA - the voice of the...  

The PlasticRoad project

The first roads made of recycled plastic are in Rotterdam

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 2 September 2015

The city council of Rotterdam is currently examining the PlasticRoad project, that makes use of prefabricated modules entirely made of recycled plastic (mainly obtained from post consumer bottles) to replace...

Two new EPD for Radici Novacips

The environmental impact of the Heramid engineering polymers has been measured

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Radici Novacips, head company of the RadiciGroup Plastics Business Area, has chalked up another important achievement in sustainability: the company has developed and published an EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) for its Heramid “post industrial” PA6 and PA6.6 engineering plastics and an EPD for its polyamide scrap recovery service...

Disposable tableware: PP and PS have a lower environmental impact than PLA

Acquitted on the basis of "sufficient evidence"

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 22 July 2015

This is the slogan of the recent communication campaign launched by, and it is a  message substantiated by the results of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparative scientific study of disposable tableware, published on July 9 by the Group of disposable plastic tableware manufacturers, which is part of Unionplast...

The Sabic’s sustainability

Foundation for the future

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 8 July 2015

The Sabic’s fourth sustainability report, “Foundation for the Future” reflects the company commitment to growing its business responsibly and sustainably. This report builds on the great progress Sabic has made so far and is another step on its path to a sustainable and efficient future for the economy, society, and the environment...

2015 Epro Awards

The best recycled plastics product

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The 2015 Epro Awards final, sponsored by Corepla (the Italian consortium for the collection and recycling of plastic packages) took place at IdentiPlast conference in Rome on April 29. A panel consisting of representatives of Epro, PlasticsEurope, PRE, Eupc and ACR+ from across Europe assessed the entries and...

Aliplast at Plast and Ipack-Ima

Breathing new (intelligent) life in plastics

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Based in Ospedaletto di Istrana, near Treviso (Italy), Aliplast processes 70 thousand tons of plastic materials each year. It has just concluded two important trade fairs - Plast and Ipack-Ima - where it has introduced cutting-edge innovations in the field of plastic packaging recycling. It is the first Italian company to...

Coca-Cola at Expo 2015

World’s first PET bottle made entirely from plants

Plastic and environment - Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The Coca-Cola Company unveiled on June 3 the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials at the World Expo - Milan. PlantBottle packaging pushes the boundaries on sustainable innovation by using groundbreaking technology to create a fully recyclable plastic bottle made from renewable plant materials...

Reducing emissions generated by brominated flame retardants

Vecap report shows significant achievements on its tenth anniversary

Plastic and environment - Thursday, 28 May 2015

On May 5, the European Flame Retardants Association (EFRA) - which represents the leading organisations which manufacture, market or use flame retardants in Europe - releases the 2014 Vecap European Progress Report. The Voluntary Emissions Control Action programme (VECAP) is a product stewardship programme which aims...

Custom solutions

Energy efficiency for the plastic industry

Plastic and environment - Tuesday, 12 May 2015

CertiNergia is an ESCo (Energy Service Company) UNI CEI 11352 certified company and part of an international group with more than thirty years of experience. Exhibiting at Plast 2015 was a vital step forward considering the solid experience the company has accumulated in the plastic industry for its more than 130 Italian clients, approximately 30% of which...

Suspack project for sustainable packaging

Development goals achieved thanks to the Veneto Region

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A company specialized in the design and industrialization of PET containers, PET Engineering successfully concludes the project Suspack “Sustainable packaging through PET reduction and alternative materials”. Thanks to the contribution of 180 thousand euro received from...