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Environment

A model of circular economy

The international conference organized by European Bioplastics, the European association of bioplastics’ industry, started yesterday (December 2) in Brussels. Leading industry players meet there to discuss how biopolymers can help to make Europe and its Member States a model of circular economy based on...

An overview on present and future of the European recycling

The Plastics Recycling Conference Europe 2014 organized by Smithers Rapra and focused on the European plastics recycling industry is taking place in Milan on October 29-30. The aim of the event is to provide an overview about the nowadays opportunity of development of the sector in Europe...

California is the first state to ban them by law

Several cities across the United States have outlawed plastics bags, but for the first time a bag ban has been signed into law on the states level. It has happened in California, where the governor Jerry Brown signed the nation’s first state-level ban on plastic bags. Since the date of entry of the new law, on July first, 2015, single-use plastics bag...

China seeks to end reign as global dumping ground

Despite the fact that Europe is a global leader in plastics recycling and in diverting plastics from landfills by using waste-to-energy programs that convert waste into power generation, Europe, along with many other industrialized regions, recently  got another major incentive to increase its recycling effectiveness for plastics...

The economic and environmental impacts of tyre recovery

A reduction of 347 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents thanks to the use of recycled rubber in place of virgin rubber; savings of 3.2 billion kWh of electricity; 1.3 million cubic metres not consumed to produce virgin rubber, steel and other tyre components. These are the principal environmental data contained in the...