Circular economy - news on Plastech

Albis Plastic distributes sustainable products from QCP

Albis Plastic is proud to add LyondellBasell's Quality Circular Polymers (QCP) range of recycled products to its portfolio. Owned by LyondellBasell and SUEZ, QCP is a manufacturer of high-quality renewable polymers.

Erema shows Circular Economy in Action

Erema North America's recent Discovery Day generated a great deal of interest. The Technical Center in Ipswich, Massachusetts, became the meeting point for well-known companies spanning all sectors of the plastics industry.

New closed-loop North American polystyrene recycling consortium

Today ReVital Polymers, Pyrowave and INEOS Styrolution announced a strategic partnership to recycle polystyrene packaging collected in consumer curbside and depot recycling systems.


Soft drinks industry wants to make its plastic packaging more sustainable

Unesda Soft Drinks Europe has announced a set of EU-wide ambitions to make the sector’s plastic packaging more sustainable. The ambitions aim to contribute towards building a circular model for plastic packaging.

A world premiere: the first PlasticRoad bike path

The first PlasticRoad bike path was recently opened in Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands.

Mondi flexible packaging leapfrogs ahead in the recycling game

Mondi and Werner & Mertz are ready to release new, 100-percent recyclable pouch made of polyethylene.

Neste to collaborate with Licella in utilization of waste plastic

Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, UK-based chemical recycling company ReNew ELP, and Australian technology developer Licella are joining forces in a development project to explore the potential of using mixed waste plastic as a raw material for fuels, chemicals, and new plastics.

Industry comes together at Erema Discovery Days 2018

More than 1.000 guests invited by Erema made their way to Ansfelden, Austria, for the Discovery Days 2018 from 27 to 29 June. Well-known companies from the plastics sector, such as Borealis, Engel, Greiner, Haidlmair and Henkel gave participants an insight into their view of working with plastics in a sustainable way.

The first PlasticRoad bike path comes in Netherlands

The municipality of Zwolle and the province of Overijssel have committed to the first PlasticRoad pilot project. In September the first PlasticRoad will be constructed in Zwolle and in another location in the province a few months later.

BASF joins the World Plastics Council

BASF joined the World Plastics Council (WPC), a global organization of key leaders in the plastics industry.

European Plastics Industry works towards 50% plastics waste recycling by 2040

Six European organisations from the plastics value chain have committed, in cooperation with the European Commission, to launch Circularity Platforms aiming to reach 50% plastics waste recycling by 2040.

PET collection and recycling rates in Europe increased in 2016

Out of 3.147.000 tonnes of PET bottles and containers placed in the European market in 2016, a remarkable number of 59.8% - in total 1.880.900 tonnes - were collected and thereof 1.773.200 tonnes mechanically recycled.

Oxo degradable plastic packaging is not a solution to plastics pollution?

Oxo-degradable plastics are being produced and sold in many countries, with society being led to believe they safely biodegrade in nature. Yet significant evidence suggests oxo-degradable plastics do not safely biodegrade but fragment into small pieces, contributing to microplastics pollution.

Plastics and Rubber machines make important contribution to circular economy

At 19 October 2017 the VDMA visits the companies EREMA, KraussMaffei Berstorff, Wittmann Battenfeld and Sumitomo (SHI) Demag at the International Trade Fair for Plastics Processing, Fakuma, together with representatives of the press.

VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2017

VinylPlus announces exciting expert speaker line-up for VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2017