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Braskem invests in Nexus Circular to accelerate advanced recycling of plastics

Largest polyolefins producer in the Americas, as well as market leader and pioneer producer of biopolymers on an industrial scale, Braskem announced its investment in Nexus Circular, a commercial leader in advanced recycling that converts landfill-bound plastics into circular feedstocks used in the production of...

Energy certification for Radici Yarn

The RadiciGroup Advanced Textile Solutions Business Area, Radici Yarn, has obtained ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems certification, which attests to the organization’s commitment to contain and progressively reduce energy consumption. The company is engaged in the production and sale of...

New recycled-based HPPA for household appliances

The leading global supplier of specialty polymers, Solvay, has introduced a new Omnix high-performance polyamide (HPPA) compound family based on a minimum of 33% recycled content, consisting of 70% PIR/PCR recycled resin which is highly secured and has a controlled process by the supplier. The innovative...

Italian-German agreement for biocides from renewable raw materials

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess, and Matrìca, joint venture between Versalis (Eni) and Novamont, have partnered to produce sustainable biocide preservatives from renewable raw materials. Starting in January 2022, the Matrìca plant at Porto Torres (Sardinia, Italy) will supply Lanxess with bio-based raw materials from...

RecyClass conformity assessment scheme positively evaluated by EA

With the positive evaluation by the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA)’s, RecyClass Recycled Plastics Traceability Certification becomes the go-to scheme for companies that want to comply with the standard EN 15343:2007 and to stay ahead in the circular transition. The scheme verifies and certifies the origin, as well as...

One billion dollars for recycling in France

French President Emmanuel Macron and Eastman Board Chair and CEO Mark Costa jointly announced Eastman's plan to invest up to one billion dollars in a material-to-material molecular recycling facility in France. This facility would use Eastman's polyester renewal technology to recycle up to 160,000 metric tonnes annually of...

Iscc Plus certification for the Guala Closures facility in Spinetta Marengo (Italy)

The world leader in the production of special closures for spirits and wines, Guala Closures has received an International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus accreditation, which will facilitate the use of certified sustainable materials for the production of closures manufactured at the Spinetta Marengo (Alessandria, Italy)...

OMV scales up innovative ReOil recycling technology

The international, integrated oil, gas and chemicals company headquartered in Vienna, OMV, has taken the final investment decision to build a chemical recycling demo plant, based on its proprietary ReOil technology. With this, OMV is taking the next step toward an industrial-scale plant planned for 2026. The patented...

Borealis acquires minority stake in UK-based sustainable packaging innovator Bockatech

One of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals and fertilizers, Borealis, announced that it has acquired a minority stake in Bockatech Limited, a UK-based growth-stage green tech business and inventor of the innovative EcoCore manufacturing technology platform...

The best European recycled and recyclable products awarded

Winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2021 were announced at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) in Amsterdam on November 5. This year’s award winners have together made very conspicuous progress in effective design for recycling, which in turn is defining the path towards more recyclable plastic products...

Aliplast plant for the recycling of rigid plastics in Modena

At the Ecomondo fair (Rimini, Italy, October 26-29), Aliplast, a subsidiary of Hera Group, has relaunched its commitment to the circular economy. The company aims at increasing the production of recycled plastic by 150% within 2030. With about 100 thousand tons of polymers recycled every year, Aliplast continues to expand its...

Tray-to-tray process for the fruit and vegetables sector

At the fruit and vegetables international fair Fruit Attraction 2021, running in Madrid from 5 to 7 October, the Bolognese company Ilip is exhibiting several innovations related to the "closed loop" of packaging materials, including, in particular, the T2T R-PET process, i.e. the "tray-to-tray" use of recycled PET...

Versalis and Repsol join the Cracker of the Future consortium

Two new members entered the Cracker of the Future consortium, accelerating the development of a game changing technology for the electrification of the steam cracking process. This enables a revolutionary decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. They are the Italian Versalis and the Spanish Repsol, and now...

Certified recycled content

TÜV Austria’s OK Recycled certification scheme addresses the issues raised by EU Directive 2019/904 on the reduction of the influence of certain plastic products on the environment. PET bottles are to be made of at least 25% recycled plastic by 2025 and 30% by 2030 - for all bottles. The objective of the OK Recycled scheme is...

Circular Plastics Alliance: a further step towards 10 million tons of recycled plastic

On September 27, the European Commission welcomes an important new step taken by the Circular Plastics Alliance to boost the EU market for recycled plastics and ensure at least 10 million tonnes are recycled by 2025. Since the launch of the alliance in 2018, good progress has been made with an increase of almost 30% in the...

Additives for the mechanical recycling of plastic

The new range IrgaCycle of additive solutions has been launched by Basf to address the imminent needs in plastics recycling. The plastics industry is seeking ways to incorporate higher content of recycled polymeric material in all major applications to meet sustainability goals, while facing growing consumer concerns and...

PlasticsEurope is in favor of the recycled material in plastic packaging by 2030

European plastics producers call for a mandatory EU recycled content target for plastics packaging of 30% by 2030. An enabling policy framework and collaboration with the value chain are essential to reach target. PlasticsEurope endorses the objective of preventing and reducing excessive packaging...

Methanol for many applications from non-recyclable waste

The NextChem subsidiary dedicated to waste-to-chemical technologies, MyRechemical, and Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies, will jointly cooperate to commercially develop "waste-to-methanol" technology worldwide. This waste-to-methanol technology has its roots in the chemical conversion of non-recyclable municipal waste...

Recycling in Italy: record figures in 2020

In 2020, packaging recycling rates in Italy exceeded all forecasts. The health emergency did not slow down the development of this area of the circular economy: last year 73% of the packaging placed on the market was recycled, that is 3.3% more than in 2019. These figures were disclosed by the Conai (Italian packaging consortium) on the...