Plastics

ISRI now suggests that any claims relating to 'bio-degradable', 'oxo-degradable' or 'photo-degradable' materials should be supported by independent third-party research and testing using accepted...
‘We can do it, we must do it and we will do it.’ So says Boyan Slat, founder and ceo of The Ocean Cleanup - the ambitious project aimed at ridding the oceans of 5 trillion pieces of...
Known for its nationwide collections and recycling of plastic scrap primarily from industrial, distribution and retail sources, Vanden markets these materials to the manufacturing sector in the UK as...
The new packaging design, which expands on NOVA Chemicals' recyclable film, is compatible with the #2 HDPE recycling stream - a big leap forward, it is suggested, from the rigid or non-recyclable...
'According to our sources in China, there has been a temporary stop on certain scrap import approvals since 1st June 2017,' says BIR. 'This does not affect shipments authorised before 1st June but...
Pyrowave is proposing the first commercial modular technology consisting of small machines using a patented catalytic microwave depolymerisation technique to ‘deconstruct’ the plastic...
According to the organisation, the plastics converting industry is ‘essential if we want to reach the ambitious recycling targets, especially as converting companies form by far the biggest...
A long-standing problem for plastics recyclers is that PE and PP, which make up two-thirds of the world’s plastics, have different chemical structures and thus cannot be repurposed together,...
He confesses himself 'appalled' by comments from the Central Pollution Board of India suggesting the recycling of plastics is harmful to humans. ‘I wish I could convey to them that in the UK,...
At the event attended by thousands of his supporters, Slat demonstrated a new technology and unveiled the first elements of the clean-up system: four, 12-metre-high anchor components. According to...
The 'significant' funding round has been headed by San Francisco-based philanthropists Marc and Lynne Benioff and an anonymous donor. 'With Boyan's innovative leadership, I believe The Ocean Cleanup...
More than 200 000 tonnes of HBCDD have been used in polystyrene worldwide since the ‘60s. Because the material is mainly being used as an insulation material, it stands to reason that a great...
Red and white plastic were practically drowning the Dutch shores, says Fitzroy. The company suggests moving towards a cleaner world by rethinking one of the favourite ways of consuming: drinking. And...
Around 75% of Armacell’s PET foam is used as the core for the blades, with some 50 000 PET bottles converted to form the core of a single wind turbine. Armacell estimates that its ArmaForm PET...
The recycling community in the Netherlands believes a large-scale diaper collection scheme will become a reality in the not-too-distant future. Procter & Gamble is already running a 'state-of-the...
Another major challenge for European exporters has been the tripling in freight costs for shipments from main European ports to Chinese ports over the last three months - from US$ 750-800 per...
It is a fact that plastics are largely resistant to biodegradation. However, a happy accident showed that moth caterpillars can quite easily eat themselves out of a plastic bag, so Paolo Bombelli,...
‘The global PET market has been picking up steam as the demand for recyclable plastic has been growing at an exponential rate,’ analysts assert. They cite ‘soaring demand’ for...
‘Recycling plastics containing toxic flame retardant chemicals found in electronic waste results in contamination of new plastic children’s toys and related products,’ INEP insists...
At the ‘Eco Design - More than Recyclability’ forum scheduled to take place on May 5 at the Interpack trade show in the German city of Düsseldorf, experts will highlight and discuss...
Canada's plastics ‘routinely remain’ in North America to be processed rather than moving to overseas markets, so says the Canadian Plastics Industry Association. It estimates that over 80...
Royal Bel Leerdammer produces some 400 tonnes of packaged cheese per week, with more than 2.5 million units of plastic packaging finding their way to supermarkets at home and abroad. All packages...
‘For 2017, this means we will recycle 30 000 trucks full of PVC, which equals 6 full container ships,’ noted Eingärtner, deputy general manager of the European sustainable development...
Chris Slijkhuis of Austria-based electronics and car recycler Müller- Guttenbrunn made a strong plea for a ‘better interface’ between EU waste and chemical legislation which forms a major...
‘We need legislative muscle to move forward,’ Gerbrandy urged. ‘We are gathered here the day after Trump decided to destroy the climate plan set up by his predecessor Obama....
Two reverse vending machines, which accept post-consumer PET bottles and pay the user a fee, will be installed at the school campus, and the school management will encourage their use by teachers,...
All types of plastic waste can be treated – including thin-gauge plastic below 30 microns, reports company ceo Rajesh Kent. The process output will be 70-90% oil and roughly 8% carbon black. An...
Leung and Moucachen formed a partnership last summer to acquire the assets of Entropex including a 180 000-square foot recycling facility located in Sarnia, Ontario. ReVital Polymers Inc recovers...
Some 7.5 billion plastic bags, 10 billion cardboard boxes and 17 billion metres of wrapping tape were used to ship China’s parcels in 2015. ‘In China, an average of 57 million packages...
In 2016, consumer products rated to have the ''best environmental performance'' accounted for 20% of total units sold and 28% of gross profit, according to Electrolux. The company also claims that it...

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