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Can today’s unrecyclables become tomorrow's resources?

Axion Polymers suggests that labelling some plastic waste products as ‘unrecyclable’ risks losing the opportunities to recover these raw materials in the future.

The Netherlands take clear anti-litter actions

Waste Free Oceans welcomes The Netherland’s decision to keep a reverse vending scheme in place.

Fashion show at NPE2015 reflects zero waste strategy

Stylish and unique garments and accessories designed by students of the Savannah College of Art and Design will be made of recycled and reused plastics.

Energy Bag Pilot Program for plastic waste

Dow co-sponsored the program which demonstrated, that plastics that are not easily recyclable can be converted into synthetic crude oil for fuel.

Cooperation for circular economy

Four EU recycling industries are committing to work together and pursue the common goal of promoting circular economy.

Recyclers support new EP resolution on plastics waste

Plastics Recyclers Europe welcomed the decision of the Members of the European Parliament.

China's operation reorganizes plastic waste import

"Green Fence" operation has significantly limited plastic waste import to China.

Plastic waste to protect from flooding

Mixed plastic waste will be used to produce flood barriers.

Governor of Illinois vetoes “plastic bag” bill

Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn vetoed a bill which would have removed the right of home rule communities to implement innovative solutions to the plastic bag litter problem.

Plastics Producer SABIC Agrees to Reduce Harmful Air Pollution

SABIC Innovative Plastics US LLC, and its subsidiary, SABIC Innovative Plastics Mt. Vernon LLC, have agreed to pay an approximately $1 million civil penalty and improve leak detection and repair practices to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at chemical manufacturing facilities in Mt. Vernon, Ind., and Burkville, Ala.

Coca-Cola uses Olympic torch relay to take recycling message across Britain

Coca-Cola is running a major recycling campaign over the next 10 weeks as part of its role on the Olympic Torch Relay.

Commission proposes strategy for sustainable bioeconomy in Europe

The European Commission has adopted a strategy to shift the European economy towards greater and more sustainable use of renewable resources.

Taiwanese flexo print concern took a breath of fresh air

Finland-based Ehovoc will deliver a VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) treatment plant to a Taiwanese flexo print concern in January 2012, with an option for the delivery of another incineration plant later on.

Polyflow Named A Finalist for the NorTech Innovation Awards

Polyflow LLC, an Akron Ohio based advanced energy producer has been named a finalist by the regional economic development organization NorTech for a 2012 Innovation Award.

More plastics diverted from landfill

According to PlasticsEurope, thanks to continuous improvement in plastics end-of-life management options and a growing public awareness, the amount of plastics ending up in landfills is constantly decreasing despite an increase of 2.5% in post-consumer plastic waste in 2010 (last year analyzed by PlasticsEurope).