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Plastic recycling industry continues fast-paced efforts towards reaching the EU targets

The total installed plastics recycling capacity in 2020 in EU27+3 (European Union member States, UK, Norway and Switzerland) grew by 1.1 mt compared to the previous year. The new figures show that the plastics recycling industry remains resilient while continuing its path towards making plastics genuinely circular. The...

Start for the R-Cycle community

R-Cycle starts into a new phase as an open community. The first official general assembly was held on May 3, 2022. at R-Cycle member Multivac's corporate site in Wolfertschwenden, Germany. R-Cycle was founded in 2020 as an initiative of various technology companies and organizations along the entire life cycle of...

Circular Plastics Alliance approves the Plastica Seconda Vita scheme

Among the schemes so far approved by the Circular Plastics Alliance to communicate the end destination of recycled plastics to the European Union with the aim of reusing 10 million tons by 2025, Plastica Seconda Vita is the only one originated in Italy. The figures published by IPPR...

Legislation, education and ecodesign: the keys to grow in the name of the circular economy

Circular economy? It’s everyone's responsibility, from the individual citizen who recycles a plastic bottle - we’re still at a 9% recycling rate worldwide - to the industrial sector. A business choice, that is not just ethical or social, but the only choice able to bring profit in the long run considering the growing sensitivity developed by the final consumer...

More and PolyCert together for the Circular Plastics Alliance

In the light of achieving the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) targets of 10 million tons of recycled polymers used annually between 2025 and 2030 set up by the European Commission, two unique tools, namely More platform and PolyCert Europe are joining forces...

In France a PET enzymatic bio-recycling plant

Carbios, a pioneer in the development of enzymatic solutions dedicated to the end-of-life of plastic and textile polymers, and Indorama Ventures, one of the world-leading PET manufacturer, jointly announced a collaboration to build a manufacturing plant operating Carbios’ PET bio-recycling technology at Indorama Ventures’ PET production site in...

R-Cycle becomes an open network to promote the recyclability of packaging

The R-Cycle Initiative, founded in 2020 by various technology companies and organizations across the plastic packaging lifecycle, is transitioning into an open community. This is the next important step for R-Cycle to establish its already functional digital traceability standard for plastic packaging in the...

From Mitsui Chemicals renewable raw materials for the Asian PC of Covestro

Covestro has entered into an agreement with Mitsui Chemicals on the supply of raw materials phenol and acetone from Iscc Plus certified mass-balanced sources. Both components will be used for the production of polycarbonate at Covestro's Asian sites in Shanghai (China) and Map Ta Phut (Thailand). The high-performance plastic is...

Circular materials for coffee capsules

CirculenRevive polymers developed by LyondelBasell are made using an advanced recycling process to convert plastic waste into feedstock, which is used to produce new polymers, using a mass balance approach. With the support of Greiner Packaging, these polymers will be used to make coffee capsules for...

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...