Plastics

Appliances manufacturer Arçelik, headquartered in Istanbul, has set up two e-scrap recycling facilities where its end-of-life products are disassembled and transformed into a variety of new products...
The European plastics scrap market remained virtually silent in March without any improvement in prices. Suppliers are constantly searching for better prices but there is no support from the market...
KLEAN has partned-up with HelloGold to install special reverse vending machines in hotspots across Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur. The machines accept both plastic bottles and aluminium cans...
US plastics scrap shipments to China dwindled from 150 630 tonnes in January-February 2017 to 10 476 tonnes in this year’s corresponding period. The three largest export markets for US plastics...
Together with a Dutch start-up tech company, Inoniqa, Unilever has developed a new recycling method that uses a patented magnetic catalyst to break PET down to molecular level. The remaining liquid...
'We believe our customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland will welcome a move that enables them to deal directly with the manufacturer which offers a seamless process from sale to installation and...
The group is focusing on finding the best way to increase the recycling volumes for plastic aerosol products at a time when the household packaging waste stream is becoming ever more complex. Its...
Mitsubishi's carbon fibre recycling activities will be overseen by its subsidiary Shinryo, which has already installed equipment at Mitsubishi Chemical's Kurosaki plant on Kyūshū Island in Japan. It...
Previously-landfilled medical plastic waste such as tubes and drip bags are now being collected from two hospitals in Pretoria for recycling. These have already been transformed into shoes for...
Noah is a fully-electric city car and seats two people. Just like his big sister Lina, Noah's chassis, body panels and interior are made from a biocomposite with flax as its main component.  The...
The launch of Nestlé's premium design water bottle made entirely from recycled plastic is intended to inspire a healthier and brighter future that starts with water. A recycling awareness campaign...
Built for a leading supplier of insulation technology, the new plant will be capable of manufacturing ‘high-quality’ polyols based on polyethylene terephthalate (PET), phthalic anhydride...
China’s crackdown on imports of contaminated recyclables is leading to an ever-increasing stockpile of waste plastics worldwide. Tackling this problem waste stream will probably lead to...
Successfully tested by Dutch company CeDo Recycling, BarrierPack is said to be ‘designed for recycling’ while being ‘stronger, lighter and stiffer’ than PET and PE laminate,...
A total plastic bottle ban is 'the big thing' for the June 2019 edition of the renowned festival, according to event organiser Emily Eavis. In previous years, close to 1 million plastic bottles have...
The research has been led by Professor James Eagan, who published results in the Science journal last year. He estimates that polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) make up two-thirds of the world...
The installed capacity for recycling flexible PE has grown approximately from 1.5 million tonnes per year in 2015 to 2.3 million tonnes per year recently. Giving that Europe has an extrusion capacity...
The new plant will process around 10 to 15 000 tonnes of plastic film every year and provide employment for a crew of 40. It will be constructed at the existing site in Corby, which Beauparc owns...
The European Commission has dedicated itself to ensuring that all plastic packaging will be recyclable by 2030 – this makes up almost 60% of the EU plastics waste stream. In its new strategy...
‘Single-use’ plastic is the area in which ‘new policy, legislation, design, behaviours and processes must drive change’, insists David Wilson, managing director of Vanden...
REPREVE Champions of Sustainability status will be awarded to 25 brand and retail partners that have each used the equivalent of 10 million or more bottles, and 15 textile partners that have each...
The companies - Amcor, Ecover, evian, L’Oréal, Mars, M&S, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever, Walmart and Werner & Mertz - are said to represent more than 6 million tonnes of...
From a 2017 peak of almost 76 000 tonnes in February, volumes slumped to 13 864 tonnes in November - the last month for which figures are currently available. The sharpest decline was from August to...
The company aims to create a range of packaging comprising paper and pulp trays along with paper bags ‘which are fully recyclable through domestic waste collection or in-store recycling...
So far, 'only 9.3 tonnes' of plastic scrap have been approved to enter China this month, states Dr Wong in an email to CSPA members. It is stressed that this is more than a 99% reduction compared...
With their combined expertise, innovative products and advanced technologies, Maag and Ettlinger plan to 'leverage the polymer, compounding and recycling industry', it is stated. 'Ettlinger will...
The committee, whose remit is to consider how far policies and programmes of UK government departments and non-departmental public bodies contribute to environmental protection and sustainable...
The service is targeted at a range of stakeholders along the food and beverage supply chain, including packaging designers, food manufacturers, brand owners and retailers. It will also serve those...
‘It shows that the collection rates increased by 7.4% while the recycling rates also grew by 7.3%,’ notes the organisation. ‘In 2016, that resulted in 129 400 tonnes more collected...
With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, the Recycling International team would like to wish all of you a happy holidays and a fulfilling, healthy and inspiring 2018! Our latest magazine is...

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