Plastic and environment

Performance live in Düsseldorf

Amaplast and Lady Be once again together at K

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 9 October 2019

After having exhibited some of her works at the Amaplast stand at K 2016, pop artist Lady Be will once again be hosted by the association at K 2019 in Düsseldorf with a live performance from October 16 to 19, hall 16, stand A56, where she will create a special work dedicated to the event. The objective is to increase visitor awareness to the...

Inside by Biesse comes back

Three days dedicated to engineering material processing

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 2 October 2019

An event by Biesse dedicated to processing technologies for advanced materials, Inside comes back at the Biesse Group Pesaro Campus from October 3 to 5. This year too, the event will put together the experience of a large industrial group, the strength of a global distribution network, and the expertise of a team that combines research and innovation...

PRE awards

Entries to Plastics Recycling Awards Europe are open

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 18 September 2019

The Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2020 promoted by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) are now open to product designers, design engineers, plastics processors, manufacturers, brand owners, retailers and suppliers of recycled plastic products in seven different categories...

In the run-up to K 2019

Circular economy with Engel in Düsseldorf

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Circular Economy is one of the focus topics at K 2019 and also the “green thread” running through injection moulding machine manufacturer and system solutions provider Engel's trade fair appearance. Stefan Engleder, the CEO of the Engel Group, emphasises the huge importance of this topic in the run-up to the trade fair as follows...

Polyolefins recycling in 2018

The capacity for rigid polyolefins in Europe totals 1.7 million tonnes

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 8 May 2019

With a total recycling capacity of 1.7 million tonnes, rigid, post-consumer and post-industrial polyolefins, in particular HDPE and PP, are in the group of the most recycled streams in Europe. According to the data collected by Plastics Recyclers Europe, the countries with the highest shares of the installed capacity for these streams include...

Biodegradability in the environment

The European Bioplastics point of view on the study of the University of Plymouth

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 8 May 2019

According to the study “Environmental Deterioration of Biodegradable, Oxo-biodegradable, Compostable, and Conventional Plastic Carrier Bags in the Sea, Soil, and Open-Air Over a 3 Year Period”, carried out by Imogen E. Napper and Richard C. Thompson of the Plymouth University, biodegradability would not be sufficient to solve the problem of waste...

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2019

Seven awards for the innovative recycling

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2019 were announced at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, held at the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands on April 11. The seven award winners are...

Plastics: sustainability and society

IdentiPlast 2019: record-breaking edition with speakers and public from all over the world

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The fourteenth edition of IdentiPlast, Europe’s leading conference focused on the recycling and recovery of used plastics, was the largest ever. The event run by PlasticsEurope and supported by the BPF took place on March 7 and 8 in London and featured talks from over 50 world-leading speakers in plastics recycling and waste management, and had...

Best Recycled Plastic Product Awards

Epro rewarded the most innovative and sustainable recycled plastic products

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 20 March 2019

At the IdentiPlast gala dinner on March 7, 2019, Epro announced the winners of the Epro biennial awards aimed at recognising innovative and sustainable recycled plastic products. The winning entries were presented with trophies made from recycled plastic yoghurt pots, by PlasticsEurope President, Javier Constante from DOW...

Agreement ENI-Corepla

Producing hydrogen from plastic packaging waste

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

On March 8, ENI signed an agreement with Corepla, the Italian consortium for the collection, recycling and recovery of plastic packaging, to launch research projects to produce hydrogen from non-recyclable plastic packaging waste. The agreement, signed by...

RadiciFil: process sustainability, product quality

Lactam wastewater recovery: energy saving and emission reduction

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Enhanced environmental performance and improved polymer and, hence, yarn quality: these are the main objectives set for the new lactam wastewater recovery plant installed at the RadiciFil production site in Casnigo (Bergamo, Italy) during the course of 2018. The production facility specializes in polyamide 6 polymerization and BCF yarn production, the...

European project supported by Horizon 2020

Polyurethane recycling towards a smart circular economy

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 20 February 2019

The global manufacturer of high performance polyurethane foam products, Recticel will coordinate the PUReSmart project, launched on January 1, 2019 for a duration of four years. It is supported by 6 million euros in funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. The PUReSmart collaborative consortium gathers...