Plastics

The standards state an adoption date of December 31 this year, with entry into force proposed for March 1 2018. The BIR world recycling organisation and the US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries...
Speaking at EuRIC’s first European Recycling Conference held recently in Milan, Van de Nes said that, in the short term, ‘we will continue to see disrupted recovered paper markets’ owing to China’s...
The new recycling facility will open its doors in the city of Duiven by mid-2018 and is being partly funded by the Dutch Waste Packaging Fund. This development is very promising, according to Cees de...
Although this information has appeared in the media, ISRI stresses that ‘it cannot be confirmed until the Chinese government issues the final regulation’ and that the timeline for...
Since 2016, ALBA subsidiary Interseroh has been operating its own competence centre for recycling plastics at Maribor in Slovenia. ‘This centre has become a kind of modern think-tank for...
‘The good news is that our trade has people of high integrity; they are after long-term contracts and don’t just want to make a quick buck,’ Vora said at the event, organised by...
South East Asia has been taking 10-15% of Europe's exports of plastics scrap compared to 55%-plus for China. However, news is emerging of many new planned investments in South East Asia's recycling...
The firm has rebranded with the tagline ‘working towards a world where nothing goes to waste’ and launched a new website at www.axiongroup.co.uk. Founding directors Keith Freegard and...
US recyclers collected around 1.75 billion pounds of PET bottles last year - down from 1.79 billion in 2015 and the 'all-time high' of 1.81 billion in 2014. Once again, sales of PET bottles were...
A prosthetic hand doesn't come cheap, costing as much as AU$ 4000 (US$ 3000) when manufactured conventionally, notes Sara Rickards, co-founder of RE:PURPOSE FOR GOOD. But according to the biomedical...
The company claims to have invented DEMETO's core technology, which enables an effective process intensification of the depolymerisation reaction (hydrolysis) of plastic - 'from bottles as much as...
China and Hong Kong together imported 10.2 million tons of plastics scrap in 2016 - but this figure is likely to nosedive next year, he warned. According to a report submitted by Dr Steve Wong,...
Tornyigah is on a trade mission to the Netherlands this week, together with other organisations and companies representing the west African country's waste management and recycling sector. ‘We...
'The quality of recycled plastic materials remains the biggest barrier to a stronger use of recyclates as raw materials,' the survey concludes. Also, only 27% of the European plastics converting...
More than Euro 500 million (around US$ 600 million) has been invested by companies in plants capable of transforming recycled plastic into materials suitable for packaging and food-contact...
Some 900 000 tonnes of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is produced annually in India, 65% of which is recycled at registered facilities. At least 15% of recycling activity takes place within the...
An estimated 3400 ‘throwaway’ bottles are produced by Coca-cola every second, according to Louise Edge, oceans campaigner for Greenpeace. Total production of such bottles was up 2% last...
The improvements are expected to ‘increase the use of recycled material and reduce costs associated with purchasing polypropylene plastics’, says the company.  A large portion of the...
In effect, no-one is clear on what will be permitted to enter China and what will be restricted; all plastic scrap - whether production, industrial or consumer waste - falls under the same HS Code,...
All polyurethane used in the creation of early studio car models is repurposed and turned into surfboards under Jaguar’s ‘Waste to Wave’ project. ‘The polymer forms the...
Recycling Technologies is currently operating the Swindon Material Recovery Facility, which relies on chemical technology to recycle plastic waste back into a valuable low sulphur hydrocarbon...
‘As a bag sorting application, a ZRR3 recovers up to 18 fractions in one spot in a single pass no matter how crowded the belt is, using three successive arms,’ ZenRobotics reports. The...
Formed in 1991, Regain Polymers is located in Yorkshire and specialises in recycling post-consumer and post-industrial rigid plastics, producing tightly-specified compounds from seven extrusion lines...
The new clothing made by VIN + OMI consists of sustainable materials like rPET yarn, derived from post-consumer bottles processed by European plastics recyclers. The designer urges that ‘more...
The recycled sunglasses are 3-D printed and assembled by hand in Antwerp, in a process that is said to produce zero waste. The 'sturdy' glasses are designed for disassembly and feature premium...
At present, recyclers are obliged to discard more material in order to achieve high quality recycled polyethylene (PET), delegates were told in Spain. The ‘constant’ yield decrease of PET...
NASA says its 2018 project is the first one to combine recycling and 3D printing into one single device. The Refabricator is roughly the size of a mini refrigerator. It will process one type of...
The expansion will increase the plant's annual capacity of 5000 tonnes by an additional 2500 tonnes per year. This financial injection will allow GreenMantra to meet growing demand for its polymer...
The 2017 edition of the two-day event will be held in at the Hilton Hotel in the country’s capital Warsaw. Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference Europe event. Industry highlights regarding...
In one of the projects, two lines working in parallel will process mainly post-consumer LDPE scrap at a total output of 2500 kg per hour. A series of conveyor belts enables the two shredders to feed...

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