Circular economy - news on Plastech

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

Plastic waste opportunities and challenges in a Circular Economy

Some 300 experts gathered in Vienna on 22 and 23 February during the 13th edition of IdentiPlast - PlasticsEurope's international conference on the recycling and recovery of plastics.

Plastics associations demand truly European Circular Economy

EuPC, PlasticsEurope and PRE call for a truly European Circular Economy for plastics.

PC sheets used in sustainable ICEhouse building

ICEhouse building using SABIC's Lexan sheet signifies innovation for the circular economy.

Aluminium beverage can recycling at new record high

More than 7 out of 10 aluminium beverage cans remain in the European Circular Economy.

New Circular Economy package will support plastics recycling

The revised Circular Economy Package will be released by the end of this year.