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KHS tackles the challenges posed by sustainable packaging and already offers market-proven systems to this end.

Recycling - An essential measure

The image of plastics has never been as negative as it is today, and discussions regarding the use of plastics have rarely been so emotionally charged.

EP seals ban on throwaway

Single-use plastic cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers to be banned by 2021.


Global Alliance to End Plastic

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) has committed over $1.0 billion with the goal of investing $1.5 billion over the next five years to help end plastic waste in the environment.

EU deal to ban single-use

The European Union moved closer to banning single-use plastics after the EU Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission signed off on a provisional agreement that forms part of the 28-nation bloc’s strategy to reduce marine litter.

Agrana presents new bioplastic

Agrana announces the launch of its bioplastic Agenacomp A 50:50 blend of thermoplastic starch and a biologically degradable polyester has given rise to an bioplastic compound which is fully compostable at home.

BASF for the first time makes

BASF is breaking new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling provides an innovative way to reutilize plastic waste that is currently not recycled, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics.

European plastics industry

On the 11th December 2018, 13 organisations from the entire plastics value chain hosted their first annual event "The EU Plastics Industries - Towards Circularity" and presented the status of their voluntary commitments and pledges in front of the media, NGOs and representatives of the European Commission.

Plastics packaging industry

By 2025, at least 1 million tonnes of recycling material or renewable raw materials will be used in the production of plastic packaging in Germany.

New momentum arising from

In order to build a wide network of quality resources and fully explore the new momentum in the industry, Chinaplas 2019, the leading plastics and rubber trade fair, is going to act responsively, embrace new opportunities, and tap into the emerging regions.

Rondo Plast supplies recycled

Rondo Plast, a member of the Polykemi Group, is supporting Volvo Cars ambition to have at least 25% of the plastic in their cars being made from sustainable material by 2025. The Volvo Cars demonstrator vehicle that was revealed this summer exemplifies their commitment to this ambition, which is the most progressive by any premium automotive manufacturer.

EuPC welcomes the efforts

On October 29th in Bali, at the Our Ocean Conference, organised by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation presented another chapter to its activity, called New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

K 2019: New technology as

K 2019, which will take place between 16 and 23 October 2019, will revolve around innovative materials and technology as well as around the key issues of circular economy, resource conservation and digitisation, all of which will be addressed at exhibition stands and by the accompanying programme.

Erema shows Circular Economy

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.

Energy reduction initiatives

The installation of new injection moulding machines and the reuse of heat from cooling are among the successful energy reduction initiatives at the RPC Superfos Randers facility in Denmark.

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