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EuPC welcomes the efforts of the EMF to tackle the worldwide ocean pollution

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 a motor for innovation

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 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.


Energy reduction initiatives at the RPC Superfos

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.

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.

Interseroh at Fakuma 2018

Interseroh will present its expertise in plastics recycling and the associated range of services under the motto "Innovative recompounds for diverse applications" at Fakuma.

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.

Microbes Fully Metabolize Biodegradable Plastics

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer both for energy production and also to build up microbial biomass.

Detection of microplastics in water

Fraunhofer CSP develops smart filter systems.

TOMRA supports all-female ocean plastic science research mission

TOMRA will support eXXpedition’s North Pacific 2018 sailing voyage focusing on microplastic pollution and links to environmental and human health (June 23rd - July 28th).

Next phase of Project STOP Ocean Plastics announced in Indonesia

Borealis committed to helping to solve the problem of ocean plastic.

From PET bottles bales to egg packs with Amut technology

Closing the loop motto - three players for a green planet: Global Plastics, Hickman’s Family Farms and Amut Group. Forward-thinking companies who have started a great vertical collaboration to give to plastic a second life, avoiding post-consumer bottles to end up in landfills or in the ocean.

Plastic bags better than their reputation

Independent LCA of grocery carrier bags materials: plastics prove to be the material with the overall lowest impact to environment.

China's plastic trash ban is spur to recycle

China’s crackdown on imports of plastic trash should be a signal for rich nations to increase recycling and cut down on non-essential products such as plastic drinking straws, the head of the U.N Environment Programme said on Monday.

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