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Mattel launches "PlayBack": new toys from recycling of old toys

Mattel announced the launch of Mattel "PlayBack", a toy takeback program that will enable families to extend the life of their plastics Mattel toys once they are finished playing with them. The new program is designed to recover and reuse materials from old Mattel toys for future Mattel products, and supports the company’s goal to achieve...

PolyREC created to report on Europe’s plastics circularity

Petcore Europe, PlasticsEurope, Plastics Recyclers Europe, and VinylPlus have mutually agreed to join forces to form the organisation PolyREC. PolyREC will monitor, verify, and report their plastics recycling and uptake data in Europe. This will be achieved by using a common data collection system - RecoTrace. PolyREC will ensure traceability...

The first time in Lossburg: the Arburg Sustainability Report

For the first time worldwide, Arburg is providing information in its new Sustainability Report on how sustainably the company acts and operates in all relevant areas over the long term. The Sustainability Report 2020, with its many info graphics, provides a clear summary of what Arburg is doing not only to protect the environment and conserve...

Versalis has obtained ISCC Plus certification for production from bionaphtha and chemical recycling

Versalis, Eni's chemical company, has obtained ISCC Plus certification for monomers, intermediates, polymers and elastomers produced with sustainable raw materials, from bionaphtha and chemical recycling, at the Brindisi, Porto Marghera, Mantua, Ferrara and Ravenna (all in Italy) plants. This represents an important step towards...

Avery Dennison launches label-liner recycling program in Europe

As part of its ongoing efforts to help establish a circular economy, Avery Dennison today announced the launch of AD Circular, a comprehensive program providing recycling of used paper and filmic label liners in countries across Europe. Through the program, companies can simply use an online web application to schedule a...

RecoTrace: advanced data system for circular PVC

Data collection system to monitor, verify, and report PVC recycling and uptake in Europe, RecoTrace builds upon Recovinyl’s 18 years’ experience of collecting credible recycling data. The PVC industry’s commitment to report reliable data, has made Recovinyl the industry standard for data reporting. In 2019, Recovinyl recorded a total of...

VinylPlus Med accelerates sustainability in healthcare

The Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, VinylPlus unveiled a new collaborative project called VinylPlus Med. Aimed at accelerating sustainability in healthcare across Europe through the recycling of discarded single-use PVC medical devices, the project brings together...

Borealis and Tomra in the mechanical recycling of post-consumer waste

Borealis and Tomra have announced the operational start of their advanced mechanical recycling demo plant in Lahnstein, Germany, the result of a partnership that marries chemistry with technology for unsurpassed results. The state-of-the-art plant processes both rigid and flexible plastic waste from households...

Agreement Versalis-AGR for the development of new products from end-of-life tyres

Versalis, Eni's chemical company and a leader in the production and marketing of elastomers, and AGR, company that owns technology for the devulcanization of post-consumer elastomers, have signed an agreement to develop technological innovations and new products and applications with recycled rubber...

Nextchem launches MyRechemical, its subsidiary for waste to chemical technologies

Within just weeks after the launch of MyReplast trademark for upcycling technology of recyclable plastics, Maire Tecnimont company for energy transition NextChem launches MyRechemical, a new subsidiary entirely dedicated to chemical valorization of non-recyclable plastics and “Waste to Chemical” processes. Thanks to this additional initiative...

Engel one of the 50 most sustainable companies

One of 50 global Climate Leaders is Engel. In cooperation with TBD Media Group, the Bloomberg media corporation analysed and evaluated the commitment of industrial companies from a wide range of sectors and defined the 50 most sustainable and climate-aware companies worldwide. Engel is the only...

Aliplast and NextChem team up for plastics recycling

Maire Tecnimont and Hera Group announced the signing of a strategic agreement between Aliplast, Hera Group’s subsidiary for the collection, recycling and conversion of plastics, and NextChem, Maire Tecnimont Group’s company for the development of projects and technologies for the energy transition. NextChem will provide technology and...

According to EuBP bioplastics meet all EU standards

Products made from bio-based plastics must undergo the same testing procedures as conventional plastic products to access the market of the European Union (EU). Thereby a health risk for consumers is excluded. Plastics intended to be certified as biodegradable or compostable must undergo additional tests. "Products made of bioplastics thus pass even...

Promoting circular ethanol production

The #CircularDistrict model of NextChem is enhanced with a new dimension: in addition to hydrogen and methanol derived from the chemical conversion of plasmix and non-recyclable dry waste, it will now be possible to obtain ethanol, an important chemical for sustainable fuels and disinfectant production...

Saipem tests a technology for the disposal and the reuse of unsorted heterogeneous plastic

Plastic recycling is the goal of Saipem’s latest technological solution. The company has in fact signed a licence agreement with Itea, an Italian company that owns the patent, for application of the technology in a variety of settings. Originally designed for applications in the oil & gas sector, the technology is particularly suited to solid urban waste disposal...

EUBP board renewed, de Bie confirmed as president

The association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry, European Bioplastics (EUBP), elected a new Board. The new Chairman, François de Bie (Total Corbion), together with EUBP’s new Vice Chairpersons, Mariagiovanna Vetere (NatureWorks) and Lars Börger (Neste), will lead the association’s continuous support towards achieving a...

Joint development of a process for 200,000 tons per year

The world’s leading provider of renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel, and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, Neste, and the world’s leading distributor and recycler of polymers, Ravago, are joining forces to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste with the aim to reach significant industrial scale. Neste and Ravago...

Amaplast and Lady Be once again together at K

After having exhibited some of her works at the Amaplast stand at K 2016, pop artist Lady Be will once again be hosted by the association at K 2019 in Düsseldorf with a live performance from October 16 to 19, hall 16, stand A56, where she will create a special work dedicated to the event. The objective is to increase visitor awareness to the...

Three days dedicated to engineering material processing

An event by Biesse dedicated to processing technologies for advanced materials, Inside comes back at the Biesse Group Pesaro Campus from October 3 to 5. This year too, the event will put together the experience of a large industrial group, the strength of a global distribution network, and the expertise of a team that combines research and innovation...