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More plastics recycling in Europe

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Covestro, together with numerous other organisations and companies, wants to promote the recycling of plastics in Europe. To this end, approximately 100 partners have signed the founding act of the Circular Plastics Alliance in Brussels. Read more

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APAC to remain largest market for playground surface materials

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The long-term outlook on the global playground surface materials market is anticipated to remain positive with the market value expected to increase at a CAGR of 6.2% over the forecast period. Read more

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ICIS: Europe faces challenges in meeting plastic bottle recovery target

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The European recycling industry is going to miss a 2025 target for recycling PET bottles unless there is a reversal of the slowing growth rate in recycling, according to a new study by ICIS. Read more

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Paccor acquires EDV Packaging Solutions

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Paccor has acquired the majority stake in EDV Packaging Solutions, one of the leading manufacturers of rigid barrier packaging for the food industry. Read more

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Investing in the future: Three ways to address plastic skills shortages

Jo Davis, Operations Director at Broanmain Plastics, addresses the top three issues currently facing the UK plastics industry Read more

25 Jul 2019 10:21 guest blogs

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Former German Defence Minister and new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has been elected as European Commission President after winning a ballot of MEPs in Strasbourg. Read more

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EU economic growth marred by external factors

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The European economy is set for its seventh consecutive year of growth in 2019, with all Member States' economies due to expand. The near-term outlook for the European economy, however, is marred by external factors such as global trade tensions Read more

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Innovation made in Europe: leading entrepreneurs nominated for EIT Awards

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The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) presents the 19 nominees competing in the EIT Awards 2019. Top innovators from the EIT Community are making their mark across Europe, delivering innovative solutions Read more

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First speakers confirmed for Plastics Recyclers Annual Meeting

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The first speakers have been confirmed for this year’s Plastics Recyclers Annual Meeting, which will take place in Brussels between 21-22 November. Read more

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Covestro continues portfolio optimisation

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Covestro has signed an agreement with H.I.G. Capital for the sale of Covestro’s European Systems Houses business. Read more

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Plastics Recyclers Europe releases plastic sorting guidance

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Plastic packaging represents the biggest share of the European plastic demand and the waste generated and collected for recycling in Europe. Read more

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European PE prices show continued increase

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PE prices across Europe have witnessed their third consecutive month of rising streak, with spot LLDPE prices climbing to their highest level since July 2018 and LDPE since September, based on the average of ChemOrbis Price Index. Read more

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EU member states gain traction towards waste-free economy

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An overview for all EU member states reveals 28 different paths towards the circular economy with inspiring best practices. Read more

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Recycling capacity for rigid polyolefins reaches 1.7 million tonnes

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With a total recycling capacity of 1.7 million tonnes, rigid, post-consumer and post-industrial polyolefins, particularly HDPE and PP, are in the group of the most recycled streams in Europe. Read more

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The eurozone’s manufacturing sector continued to contract during April.

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The eurozone’s manufacturing sector continued to contract during April. After accounting for seasonal factors, the IHS Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI recorded a level of 47.9, up only marginally on March’s near six-year low of 47.5 Read more

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Brazilian market for plastics machinery

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Brazil is Europe's most important trading partner in Latin America. In 2018 the export of plastics and rubber machinery from the EU to Brazil amounted to €169m. Read more

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EPPM Magazine continues to celebrate its 21st Anniversary with the new digital format, now available online. Read more

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A Zero Pellet Loss (ZPL) initiative was initially launched by PlasticsEurope in 2013

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Following the release of its first Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) report in 2017, PlasticsEurope made the OCS programme a top priority in 2018, setting new targets for its members as part of the Plastics 2030 Voluntary Commitment. Read more

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The European Union has approved the new films for use in food contact and other product applications

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UK-based supplier of flexible packaging products Now Plastics is planning to introduce its new line of films, made using 60% to 90% post-consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PCR PET) resin, across European markets. Read more

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Sekisui is moving closer to its subsidiaries and providing high-level assistance to European business

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Since 1947 Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd has become one of the biggest players in plastics manufacturing on the Japanese market. In order to enter a new phase of growth, Sekisui is strengthening its global structure with a regional headquarters strategy. Read more

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  • More plastics recycling in Europe

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    More plastics recycling in Europe

  • APAC to remain largest market for playground surface materials

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    APAC to remain largest market for playground surface materials

  • Flexicon opens office in France

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    Flexicon opens office in France

  • ICIS: Europe faces challenges in meeting plastic bottle recovery target

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    ICIS: Europe faces challenges in meeting plastic bottle recovery target

  • Paccor acquires EDV Packaging Solutions

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    Paccor acquires EDV Packaging Solutions

  • Investing in the future: Three ways to address plastic skills shortage

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    Investing in the future: Three ways to address plastic skills shortage

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