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Entries to Plastics Recycling Awards Europe are open

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...

Circular economy with Engel in Düsseldorf

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...

The capacity for rigid polyolefins in Europe totals 1.7 million tonnes

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...

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

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...

Seven awards for the innovative recycling

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...

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

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...

Epro rewarded the most innovative and sustainable recycled plastic products

At the IdentiPlast gala dinner on March 7, 2019, Epro announced the winners of the Epro biennial awards aimed at recognising innovative and sustainable recycled plastic products. The winning entries were presented with trophies made from recycled plastic yoghurt pots, by PlasticsEurope President, Javier Constante from DOW...

Producing hydrogen from plastic packaging waste

On March 8, ENI signed an agreement with Corepla, the Italian consortium for the collection, recycling and recovery of plastic packaging, to launch research projects to produce hydrogen from non-recyclable plastic packaging waste. The agreement, signed by...

Lactam wastewater recovery: energy saving and emission reduction

Enhanced environmental performance and improved polymer and, hence, yarn quality: these are the main objectives set for the new lactam wastewater recovery plant installed at the RadiciFil production site in Casnigo (Bergamo, Italy) during the course of 2018. The production facility specializes in polyamide 6 polymerization and BCF yarn production, the...

Polyurethane recycling towards a smart circular economy

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...

Zero plastic pellet and dust loss

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...

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

AEPW was born against plastics waste in the environment

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...

Chemical recycling of mixed or unclean waste materials

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...

Circular Plastics Alliance launched to foster the market of recycled plastics in Europe

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...

Dow sustains the global engagement to reduce plastics waste

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...

In Bruges, at the International Biennial of Flanders and with a solo exhibition

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...

The first shelter with recycled plastic from the river Po

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...

Together to develop sustainable industrial solutions

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...