Plastic and environment

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...

RadiciGroup starts “Operation Clean Sweep”

Zero plastic pellet and dust loss

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 30 January 2019

During the past months, all the production plants of the RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers Business Area have signed a formal pledge to become an Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) Partner. The OCS is an international programme supported by Plastics Europe, China Plastics Processing Industry Association, Brazil Plastics Association and American Chemistry Council and Plastics...

PRE awards

Four Italian companies among the finalists of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2019

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 23 January 2019

The Italian companies Cofit, Fimic and Icma San Giorgio, manufacturers of machines for recycling plastics and rubber, and Rialti, a compound producer, are included in the list of finalists of the second edition of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe, organized by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), the association of European recyclers. The winners...

Alliance End Plastic Waste

AEPW was born against plastics waste in the environment

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 23 January 2019

An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain recently launched a new organization to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean. The cross value chain Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), currently made up of nearly...

Basf starts ChemCycling

Chemical recycling of mixed or unclean waste materials

Plastic and environment - Tuesday, 18 December 2018

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. Depending on the region, such waste is usually sent to landfill or burned with energy recovery. But chemical recycling offers...

European Commission

Circular Plastics Alliance launched to foster the market of recycled plastics in Europe

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

On December 11, the European Commission launches an alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain as part of its persisting efforts to reduce plastics littering, increase the share of recycled plastics and stimulate market innovation. Against the backdrop of the Commission's efforts to help accelerate Europe's transition...

Circular economy

Dow sustains the global engagement to reduce plastics waste

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Dow announced its intention to further invest and develop new global initiatives and solutions that work to prevent and remediate plastic waste in the environment. The initiatives, announced in conjunction with the recent Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia, include Dow’s commitment to join several other major global brands to become...