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European recycling markets reel from coronavirus

European recycling markets reel from coronavirus

Sources in the recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) market - the most widely recycled plastic across Europe - are already seeing a change in consumer behaviour, particularly around buying habits, and more importantly, recycling habits.


Circularity and innovation - shaping the future of PET

Circularity and innovation - shaping the future of PET

Each year the European PET value chain meets in Brussels for the annual Petcore Europe Conference. This year the two day conference was held at the Crowne Plaza Brussels Hotel to welcome more than 300 industry delegates.


A thirst for innovation

A thirst for innovation

The perspectives for the global beverage industry are excellent, as data provided by British market research institute Euromonitor International and the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association shows.


Tomra R1 can empty an entire bag of drink containers in seconds

Tomra R1 can empty an entire bag of drink containers in seconds

Global reverse vending leader Tomra has unveiled the highly-anticipated Tomra R1, which lets recyclers in regions with container deposit schemes pour over 100 empty beverage containers into the machine in one go - rather than inserting them one by one.


PET recycling strengthened on all fronts

PET recycling strengthened on all fronts

With the expansion of the collection point network in public spaces and the commissioning of the most modern PET recycling plant in Europe, Swiss PET recycling was further strengthened in 2019.


Logoplaste and Masterchem, a new partnership

Logoplaste and Masterchem, a new partnership

Logoplaste Group has announced (November 22nd 2019) that it has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Polish Masterchem. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.