Environment

  • 23 January 2019

    Four Italian companies among the finalists of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 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…
  • 18 December 2018

    Chemical recycling of mixed or unclean waste materials

    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…
  • 12 December 2018

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

    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…
  • 05 December 2018

    Dow sustains the global engagement to reduce plastics waste

    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...
  • 28 November 2018

    In Bruges, at the International Biennial of Flanders and with a solo exhibition

    Paintings, sculptures, graphics, photography, video art. This is the rich programme of the works of art on view at the International Biennial of Flanders, an exhibition conceived and organized by Francesco Saverio Russo, Salvatore Russo and Sandro Serradifalco at Oud Sint Jan in Bruges from November 26 to December 1. The event puts on show the…
  • 14 November 2018

    The first shelter with recycled plastic from the river Po

    The plastic waste collected and then recycled can become a useful tool for dealing with emergency situations. This was the result of the experimental project presented at the Ecomondo fair in Rimini by Waste Free Oceans and Corepla, who, together with Protomax, have created a humanitarian shelter prototype with plastic collected along the...
  • 07 November 2018

    Together to develop sustainable industrial solutions

    The world leader in specialty chemicals, Clariant, has signed an agreement for a new partnership with Neste, the world’s leading provider of sustainable renewable diesel and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions. By using Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons in its product development, Clariant increases the...
  • 24 October 2018

    Biopolymers and chemical intermediates with low environment impact

    The grand opening of Mater-Biopolymer, the Novamont Group’s site dedicated to the production of Origo-Bi took place in Patrica (FR) on October 19. Origo-Bi is a family of biodegradable polyesters with an increasing content of renewable raw materials, which enter the production process of the Mater-Bi bioplastic family...
  • 10 October 2018

    The company looks ahead by operating transparently and inclusively

    The RadiciGroup 2017 Sustainability Report has been released. Prepared according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, it synthesizes numbers into graphics and tables that clearly and transparently show how the group is committed to social and environmental sustainability “in the field” on a daily basis...
  • 26 September 2018

    In Zwolle the first bicycle path in recycled plastics

    So many invitees turned up to bike the first ever PlasticRoad bicycle path in the Deventerstraatweg in Zwolle on September 11, 2018. It was history in the making. Where else have you seen a road that can be built in only a matter of days and that can last three times longer than a traditional road? A road made - not from the traditional asphalt,…
  • 12 September 2018

    Committing to recycle 900,000 tonnes of PVC per year by 2025

    Since 2000, VinylPlus, the voluntary commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, has been a pioneer in the Circular Economy. It has backed the European Commission’s pledging call to increase recycling of plastics by committing to recycle at least 900,000 tonnes of PVC per year into new products by 2025, a significant...
  • 25 July 2018

    The centre armrests for automotive interiors become ultralight with Flexflow

    The production of a lightweight centre armrest for the automotive interior is one of the latest examples of the use of the innovative Flexflow technology from Italian hot runner specialist, HRSflow. The multi-step process combines the thermoforming of a composite sheet with the injection moulding of two different thermoplastics. Development…
  • 18 April 2018

    A new permanent forum for quality recycling

    The plastic materials processing sector has embraced the EU’s “Plastics Strategy” and embarked on a joint endeavour with leading institutional, environmental and supply chain figures in order to address the current problems in a structural manner, adopting a modern and constructive approach. To this end, on April 10, representatives of various...
  • 28 March 2018

    Approaching VinylPlus Sustainable Forum 2018

    The sixth edition of the VinylPlus Sustainability Forum will take place on the May 16 and 17 in Madrid, Spain. “Meeting Societal Needs” is the theme for this year’s forum.
  • 28 February 2018

    A circular future with plastics

    Milan, on May 24 and 25, will gather major representatives of the European plastics converting industry, to witness the commitment of the sector to the pillars identified by the European strategy for plastics in a circular economy. This event, organised by Unionplast - the Italian association of plastics converters - and EuPC - the European…
  • 31 January 2018

    Karlheinz Bourdon member of the Plastics Hall of Fame

    Senior vice president integration at KraussMaffei, is to be included in the Plastics Hall of Fame. Since 1972, the Plastics Hall of Fame, which is located at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell (Usa), has honoured people who with devotion and perseverance have made a significant contribution to the development and growth of the plastics...
  • 24 January 2018

    PlasticsEurope supports EC and publishes its Voluntary Commitment

    In the context of January 16 announcement on the plastics strategy initiative by the European Commission, PlasticsEurope is thrilled to announce the publication of its "Plastics 2030 - Voluntary Commitment”, which contains a set of ambitious targets and initiatives representing the plastics industry contribution to achieve a fully circular and...
  • 20 December 2017

    The little fish Plastian helps us keeping clean oceans and seas from litter

    Waste Free Oceans presents “Plastian The Little Fish” - a children’s book educating the young generation on the issue of marine litter. The book, written by Nicole Intemann, is ideal for kids ages 5-10 and printed on eco-friendly recycled paper. The colourful pages depict the story of a brother and sister who embark on a sea adventure and become...
  • 25 October 2017

    Predictivity: the new frontier for CNCs

    The key element in the future success of manufacturing companies lies in the technological evolution that today unites human expertise and experience with the total automation and interconnection of manufacturing solutions. From October 19 to 21, Biesse opened the doors of its Pesaro campus, demonstrating the advantages that...
  • 18 October 2017

    10 million dollars for a new carpet recycling facility

    Aquafil will open its first US carpet recycling facility in Phoenix, Arizona, offering a long-awaited solution to this persistent source of waste. Aquafil Carpet Recycling will recycle the PA 6 waste from carpets back into raw material, further enhancing its pioneering EcoNyl Regeneration System - one of the...