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And the Oscar goes to… Novamont

2022 for Novamont closes with the “Oscar di Bilancio” in the "Società Benefit" category, after gaining the nomination for the B Corp Best for the World 2022 and winning the Sustainable Development Award 2022 presented by Fondazione Sviluppo Sostenibile led by former Italian minister Edo Ronchi...

TotalEnergies increases production of high-performance recycled polymers for automotive

TotalEnergies announced the construction of a new production line of high-performance recycled polypropylene for automotive in its polymer plant in Carling, France. Since 2016, the Carling - Saint-Avold petrochemical platform is producing value-added compounds primarily intended for the automotive industry. The start-up of a new line...

Recovering crude oil and supporting the circular economy of plastics

Recovering crude oil from plastic: British company Mura Technology is pursuing this goal with the HydroPRS process to advance the circular economy of plastics. This is a concern that motion plastics specialist igus also shares. igus has been supporting Mura’s project as an investor since 2020. The first HydroPRS plant for...

The revision of packaging and waste rules worries also recyclers

Revised EU waste rules threaten to turn the tide on European recycling and European recyclers are making an urgent plea to reviewers as revised EU rules threaten to severely impact trade of recycled materials risking irreversible economic damage and job losses to Europe’s leading circular economy industries...

Single-use surgical instruments material recycling

Solvay has recently teamed up with French startup Ostium in a joint project designed to enable the mechanical recycling of end-of-life single-use surgical instruments molded in glass-fiber reinforced Ixef polyarylamide (PARA) from Solvay’s portfolio of specialty polymers. The initiative is the first for valuable polymers to be...

Memorandum of understanding for waste-to-chemicals

Maire Tecnimont announced that NextChem, through its subsidiary MyRechemical, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Suez International Italian Branch aimed at further developing their existing collaboration on waste-to-chemicals projects in Italy. The agreement was signed during...

Certified carbon footprint for polyamide 6, PBT and glass fibres

The specialty chemicals company Lanxess is one of the world’s first plastics manufacturers to offer its customers - processors of its Durethan polyamides and Pocan polyesters (PBT) - certified values for the carbon footprint of the base resins. Certification was done by an accredited verification body and includes...

NextChem starts up an upcycling plant in Abu Dhabi

On the occasion of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec, Abu Dhabi 31 October-3 November), Maire Tecnimont’s subsidiary NextChem, through the associate company GCB Polymers, inaugurates a new re-processing and upcycling plant for polymers today in the Kezad Industrial Zone, in the...

Recycled and recyclable: rPET bottle without label

A unique label-less recycled PET bottle, 1Skin, has been created by Sidel. Combining distinctive shelf-appeal with the highest eco credentials, it has been designed to help Sidel’s customers achieve their sustainability goals and drive sales of high-end products. The one-litre bottle is destined for the booming market in...

Upcycling of polyolefins with innovative stabilizers

At K 2022, Brüggemann presented three new additives for improved stabilization of polyolefin recyclates. These additives result in recyclates with very good mechanical and processing properties, making the need for the addition of virgin material unnecessary. All Bruggolen R grades are supplied as...

Sidel opens new hub for recycling primary packaging

Sidel has opened a new hub dedicated to PET recycling. At its unique small-scale PET recycling pilot line in Octeville (France), the company will develop its understanding of PET recycling with the aim of giving comprehensive support to the market as it switches to greater use of recycled PET...

For Elix Polymers only energy from renewable sources

The leading thermoplastics company Elix Polymers moves forward in its commitment to climate change. As from 1 October 2022, within the framework of sustainable operations and specifically within framework of the Climate Care programme, the leading company will reduce its environmental footprint by 40% regarding...

Source One Plastics is born for advanced recycling with MoReTec technology

LyondellBasell and 23 Oaks Investments, Leiferde (Germany), signed an agreement to create Source One Plastics, a joint venture that will build an energy efficient, advanced plastic waste sorting and recycling facility in Germany. Using renewable energy from wind and biomass, the new unit is designed to...

Syncro Group joins R-Cycle

The Italian manufacturer Syncro Group joins the R-Cycle community to help circular economy growing into the packaging industry. The concept of R-Cycle boosts technologies, allowing the recording of all recycling-relevant information from the production process in a standardized digital product passport...

Banco BPM supports Comerio Ercole green transition

A loan worth three million euros was recently granted by Banco BPM to support the new investment plan for the green transition of Comerio Ercole. The loan, which falls into the category of Sustainable Linked Loans, is aimed at achieving the sustainable development goals defined in the company's strategic plan and includes the...

ESG criteria guide RadiciGroup’s sustainability strategy

The new RadiciGroup Sustainability Report 2021 combines financial and non-financial performance indicators. With the goal of continuous improvement, the 2021 report has a broader reporting boundary compared to prior years and takes into consideration all the Group companies, including sales and service companies...

Novamont recognized for the second consecutive year as B Corp "Best for the World" 2022

For the second consecutive year Novamont has received the "B Corp "Best for The World" recognition, the program that acknowledges B Corps globally that have achieved the highest scores in one or more of the impact areas on which B Corporation certification is based: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers...

Versalis to sign agreement with Forever Plast for plastics recycling plant at Porto Marghera

Versalis, Eni's chemical company, and Forever Plast, an Italian company and European leader in the recycling of post-consumer plastics, have signed a new agreement as part of a project aimed at transforming the Porto Marghera (Venice, Italy) industrial site. The agreement, signed by Versalis CEO...

Sidel accelerates towards sustainability

Sidel has pledged to halve its emissions by 2030 and confirmed that all its sites will be 100% green energy-powered by the end of this year. This puts it in line with the 1.5°C pathway - the best efforts to limit global warming. The global packaging solutions company has revised its sustainability targets and...