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Carbon4PUR has shown promising results with the first plastic precursors having been obtained from flue gases, including CO2

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The pan-European research project Carbon4PUR is taking the next step in investigating how waste gas from the steel industry can be turned into chemicals for valuable plastics. Read more

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Bornholm: a perfect place to develop green change and circular economy solutions

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Citizens, businesses, and tourists on the Danish island of Bornholm are aiming to radically improve their capacity for sorting waste. The goal is that by 2032 all waste produced on Bornholm will be reused or recycled. Read more

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South Korea-based Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. has become one of the first chemical companies in the world to package its products in 20kg PE-bags made with 50% recycled PE. Read more

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WEF 2019 Circulars Awards

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The World Economic Forum and The Forum of Young Global Leaders, in collaboration with Accenture, have announced the winners of this year’s Circulars Awards at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Read more

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Helsinki, Finland

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The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra aims to advance the circular economy at the forthcoming World Circular Economy Forum 2019 on 3-5 June in then Finnish capital Helsinki, Finland. Read more

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Bioplasturgy pioneer and green chemicals company Carbios and biosciences production company TWB have received €7.5m in funding from the Investments for the Future Program operated by ADEME to support the scale-up of PET biorecycling projects Read more

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The new global alliance to help end plastic waste in the environment launches today

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SABIC, Covestro and Total SA are just some of the huge industry names that have announced their intentions to become founding members of the new NPO Alliance to End Plastic Waste Read more

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SABIC and Plastic Energy sign circular economy MoU

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Complementary to its partnership with the EU and the circular economy initiative, Saudi Arabian petrochemical giant SABIC has signed an MoU with chemical recycling experts Plastic Energy to supply recycled plastics waste for production facilities in Read more

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Adidas and Parley continue partnership to create sports jerseys from ocean plastic

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Sportswear giant Adidas and the NHL have collaborated in the production of hockey jerseys made from Parley for the Oceans’ upcycled marine plastic material. Read more

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The Coca-Cola Company has announced a new agreement extending a loan to Netherlands-based Ioniqa Technologies to develop proprietary technology to produce high-grade, recycled PET from hard-to-recycle PET waste. Read more

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Between January and September 2018 the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) conducted its second survey on the use of recycled plastics materials in Europe’s plastics converting industry. Read more

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Venetia Spencer

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Value chain initiative Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP) has appointed Venetia Spencer as Secretary General as it continues its aim of maximising Europe’s polyolefins recycling Read more

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With growing awareness in Russia for the use of post-consumer materials as a resource inspired AMUT ECOTECH, the Green Division of AMUT GROUP, to attend INVENTRA’s Waste Treatment Conference held in Moscow. Read more

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The CEFLEX consortium of companies, associations and organisations collaborating to enhance the performance of flexible packaging in the circular economy in Europe has reached a new landmark with stakeholder numbers now more than 100. Read more

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Co-organised by AINIA and AIMPLAS, the IV edition of this technology event of the plastics sector will take place in Valencia, Spain, on 29 and 30 May 2019, focusing on innovations in sustainable materials, packages, equipment and machinery. Read more

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Of the more than three million tonnes of PET bottles in the European market in 2017, 58.2% (1.9 million tonnes) were collected for recycling. Read more

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The event allowed the European plastics industry and value chain to present their commitments and pledges for a more sustainable plastics industry. Read more

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The report identifies the challenges to plastics circularity and defines the types of solutions needed to address them. Read more

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Organisers of the annual exhibition believe a ‘circular economy’ is to become a megatrend after "Industry 4.0". Read more

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Solvay’s Technyl4earth embodies the circular economy mission and we wanted to learn how the high-spec material made from car airbags is carving out its key markets. Read more

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  • Carbon4PUR has shown promising results with the first plastic precursors having been obtained from flue gases, including CO2

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    Carbon4PUR has shown promising results with the first plastic precursors having been obtained from flue gases, including CO2

    Carbon4PUR has shown promising results with the first plastic precursors having been obtained from flue gases, including CO2

  • Bornholm: a perfect place to develop green change and circular economy solutions

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    Bornholm: a perfect place to develop green change and circular economy solutions

    Bornholm: a perfect place to develop green change and circular economy solutions

  • WEF 2019 Circulars Awards

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    WEF 2019 Circulars Awards

  • Helsinki, Finland

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    Helsinki, Finland

    Officials at WCEF2019 Helsinki are committed to progressing the circular economy as part of Finland’s EU Presidency