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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.

FreshSafe PET from KHS

FreshSafe PET from KHS: Association of Plastic Recyclers recognizes recyclability achievement.

Engel signs New Plastics Economy

In mid-March 2019, the injection moulding machine manufacturer Engel Austria was one of the first plastic machine manufacturers to sign the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.


Gabriel-Chemie presents PCR

As part of its sustainability initiative, the Gabriel-Chemie Group is implementing several strategy programs. One of the first modules is the introduction of a colour range based on Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) polypropylene.

EuPC publishes results of

From January till September 2018, the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) conducted its 2nd European survey on the use of recycled plastics materials (rPM) in Europe’s plastics converting industry.

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.

2017 Survey on European PET

Out of 3.308.300 tonnes of PET bottles placed in the European market in 2017, 58.2% - in total 1.923.100 tonnes (+2.9 % compared to 2016) - were collected. This conclusion comes from the Annual Survey on the European PET Recycle Industry, conducted by ICIS and commissioned by Petcore Europe.

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.

SCS becomes an independent

Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the joint industry initiative to drive the shift to a more circular economy for styrenics, today announced its incorporation as an independent organisation and collaboration platform.

Scrap tires - the new recycled

Vehicle tires of course belong on the road, but they have also increasingly found their way into the road. That is made possible by recycled scrap tires and Vestenamer, a process aid manufactured by Evonik Industries.

KM Packaging enhances kreseal

KM Packaging has launched its KReseal PET e AF resealable lidding solution, delivering enhanced multiple peel and reseal capability to improve consumer convenience and reduce product waste.

RKW Supports Circular Economy

The film manufacturer RKW puts special emphasis both on saving resources and recycling its products. Therefore, RKW is co-founder of the recovery system for crop plastics "Erntekunststoffe Recycling Deutschland" (ERDE).

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