Plastics

‘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...
Over the past three months, prime plastic prices in Asia have remained high under the support of good demand - except in the case of China. After the Chinese New Year holidays, the prime plastics...
Frieco’s patented in-home recycling station has an initial capacity of 30 litres (approximately 250 aluminium cans or 200 plastic bottles) and recycles materials at the touch of a button. One...
The windows and profiles sector continued to drive recycling volumes, accounting for around 45% of material processed. Some 10% represented cables, and another 10% were flexible applications such as...
Polyethylene scrap accounted for almost 61 000 tonnes of the January 2017 export total for a year-on-year gain of 37% while overseas shipments of PET scrap surged 117% to 28 600 tonnes, according to...
Plastic film recycling - a category that includes flexible product wraps, bags and commercial stretch film made primarily from polyethylene - has increased nearly 84% since the first report was...
The innovative hydrometallurgical approach has recovered both metals in laboratory-scale tests from standard lithium batteries with ‘reasonable efficiency’, according to Ataur Rahman of...
Austria has a plastic recycling rate of just under 30% while some 70% of material is directed into waste-to-energy operations, Holzer quoted from 2014 figures. ‘I cannot stress enough the need...
The tiles are 100% free of PVC and heavy metals, attendees of the biannual Identiplast conference were told. The patented shingles are made from recycled polymer compounds, low-density polyethylene...
December began like a breath of fresh air for the European plastic scrap market. Whereas November had been sluggish in terms of demand and prices, the final month of 2016 produced a jump in values...
Such important themes will be the heart of the 20th international annual recovered paper conference, organised by the German bvse association. The event will take place on 23 March at the Maritim...
At least 67 different types of micro plastics are used in cosmetic products manufactured by big multinationals, according to the United Nations Environmental Program and the Plastic Soup Foundation....
‘One critical part of the transition towards a circular economy, particularly in relation to plastics, is that of innovation and the need to rethink the way we design products,’ said...
Over 50 fire fighters deployed with six fire engines from nearby towns were tackling the flames at the height of the incident. The roof soon collapsed so the fire had to be put out externally...
Over 60% of plastic packaging is recycled in Norway, mostly thanks to the 120 nationwide collection points operated by Grønt Punkt Norge (Green Dot Norway). The take-back organisation is also one of...
'The government will work with the European Commission to ensure payment when funds are awarded and HM Treasury will underwrite the payment of such awards, even when specific projects continue beyond...
Rejecting the rulings made by the Lens Labour Court (Industry section and Management section) in 2013 which considered Recylex SA as co-employer of the employees of Metaleurop Nord SAS, the Douai...
The roadmap takes into account the material's entire life-cycle and 'paves the way for an actual EU Strategy by the Commission foreseen end of the year', according to EuPC. 'We acknowledge the low...
Fibres, plastics and minerals - these are the most challenging materials at a vehicle’s end-of-life stage. Negative economic values, strict regulations on landfilling and increasing incineration gate...
The Asia Pacific region is expected to be dominant in the global market throughout the forecast period 2016-2024. For instance, analysts anticipate that China alone will make a contribution of over...
Recovered from the non-metallic waste fraction of end-of-life vehicles, the Axpoly r-ABS resins are claimed to deliver a carbon footprint saving of two-thirds when compared with virgin ABS made from...
MBA took the accolade ahead of seven other companies and organisations including Patagonia Clothing, Nike and the Scottish Government. The Circulars Awards are an initiative of the World Economic...
By the end of 2019, the 100% recycled content blankets will have rescued 88 million plastic bottles from landfills– equivalent to the weight of 44 A380 aircraft, according to Emirates. All...
‘Without fundamental redesign and innovation, about 30% of plastic packaging will never be reused or recycled,’ the report says. This waste stream consists of four segments: small-format...
Poland’s economical performance is ‘epitomised’ by polymer consumption, which surged more than 3.5% between 2009 and 2014, according to a new study by UK research firm Applied...
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