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Banco BPM supports Comerio Ercole green transition

A loan worth three million euros was recently granted by Banco BPM to support the new investment plan for the green transition of Comerio Ercole. The loan, which falls into the category of Sustainable Linked Loans, is aimed at achieving the sustainable development goals defined in the company's strategic plan and includes the...

ESG criteria guide RadiciGroup’s sustainability strategy

The new RadiciGroup Sustainability Report 2021 combines financial and non-financial performance indicators. With the goal of continuous improvement, the 2021 report has a broader reporting boundary compared to prior years and takes into consideration all the Group companies, including sales and service companies...

Novamont recognized for the second consecutive year as B Corp "Best for the World" 2022

For the second consecutive year Novamont has received the "B Corp "Best for The World" recognition, the program that acknowledges B Corps globally that have achieved the highest scores in one or more of the impact areas on which B Corporation certification is based: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers...

Versalis to sign agreement with Forever Plast for plastics recycling plant at Porto Marghera

Versalis, Eni's chemical company, and Forever Plast, an Italian company and European leader in the recycling of post-consumer plastics, have signed a new agreement as part of a project aimed at transforming the Porto Marghera (Venice, Italy) industrial site. The agreement, signed by Versalis CEO...

Sidel accelerates towards sustainability

Sidel has pledged to halve its emissions by 2030 and confirmed that all its sites will be 100% green energy-powered by the end of this year. This puts it in line with the 1.5°C pathway - the best efforts to limit global warming. The global packaging solutions company has revised its sustainability targets and...

EU harmonisation going backwards is the state of play for the SUP Directive first anniversary

On July 3, 2021, was the deadline for the transposition of EU-wide bans and marking rules into national legal frameworks of the EU Single-use Plastics (SUP) Directive. For its first anniversary, the state of play is not at its best. European plastic packaging manufacturers are very concerned because not all the...

From RecyClass a new certification scheme for recyclers

RecyClass extends its scope with the first European-wide audit scheme for plastic recyclers based on EN 15343 and fullfilling the requirements for conformity assessment described in ISO 17065. This certification will support the industry in complying with upcoming market and legal requirements in a...

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022: Montello among the winners

Winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022 were announced during the Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2022, held in Amsterdam on June 22 and 23. Launched in 2017, the awards have witnessed a dramatic and inspirational rise in the circular use of plastics through increased recycling and recyclability over the last the five years...

Two Versalis projects to use industrial packaging obtained from industrial packaging

Eni's chemical company Versalis has started using packaging made from recycled raw materials from post-consumer industrial packaging. Packaging is the main sector in which plastics are used, accounting for 40.5% of total demand in Europe. If designed for single use, they quickly generate waste which...

Tomra calls for closing the loop on plastics recycling

There is still more to be done to close the loop in PET beverage containers field and Tomra aims at playing a key role in this context. The company considers that political framework, bold decisions and smart investments in collecting, sorting and recycling should be used to improve circularity...

In 2021 VinylPlus exceeds 810,000 tonnes of recycled PVC

On the occasion of VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2022 (VSF2022), VinylPlus announced the results of the first year of its 2030 Commitment. Livestreamed from Brussels, VSF2022 gathered online around 500 participants from 40 countries. Under the theme “Embracing EU Green Deal Ambitions”...

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...