Waste prevention set to become EU priority

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The European Commission may have realised that prevention is better than cure where waste is concerned and that recycling is no longer enough. Read more


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Recycling revolution

Graham Packaging shares some examples of how manufacturers are finding innovative ways to support a circular economy Read more

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Co-operation is the only option in the circular economy


Co-operation is the only option in the circular economy

The European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations (EPRO) reviews the third International Recycling Forum in Wiesbaden, Germany. Read more

11 Dec 2019 12:00 guest blogs

The first-of-its-kind consortium will examine the technical and economic feasibility of recycling complex plastic waste, such as small, flexible, and multi-layered food-grade packaging Read more


OCEANETS Project turns fishing nets into products


The European OCEANETS project has commenced research to achieve the objective of preventing the loss and abandonment of fishing nets and facilitating their recovery for reuse. Read more


Ellen Hu, Product R&D Manager at Moldex3D, shares her expertise with the Moldex3D Studio platform. Read more


International Symposium on Plastics Technology to mark 70th anniversary of IKV

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IKV Aachen will celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2020 – a year that will also mark the staging of the 30th International Colloquium Plastics Technology. Read more


Covestro puts CO2 innovation in the limelight


A research team from Covestro and RWTH Aachen made it to the final round of the renowned German President's Award for Innovation in Science and Technology in Berlin. Read more


Design for recycling: the way forward for the plastics industry

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Over 300 participants gathered in Brussels for the Plastics Recyclers Europe Annual Meeting 2019 to debate plastics recyclability and the latest plastics recycling developments. Read more


Through cross-sectoral recommendations, the Industry4Europe coalition is hoping to contribute to the future EU industrial strategy that was announced by European Commission President-Elect, Ursula von der Leyen. Read more


Plastics Recycling Awards Europe entry deadline extended

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Organisers of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2020 have extended the entry deadline for all seven award categories until Friday 6 December 2019. The judging panel for the 2020 awards has also been announced. Read more


Technyl BLUE extrusion grades for Battery cooling pipes


Solvay Performance Polyamides’ Technyl Blue range, the market reference for thermal management, has been enriched with new grades specifically designed for electric vehicle (EVs/HEVs). Read more


PET bottles are infinitely recyclable, durable and generate up to 70 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than other packaging types

Amcor Rigid Packaging

With the aim of educating consumers, customers and other stakeholders on the benefits of plastic packaging, Amcor recently launched the ‘Choose Plastic’ marketing campaign. Read more


Urban Agriculture with Reused PVC Booklet


25 sustainable growing stations consisting of waste PVC plastic pipes found in recycling centres formed the framework of a green festival in Aarhus, Denmark. Read more


Côte D’Ivoire putting plastic waste to clever use

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Too much plastic waste plus too few schools has led a factory in Côte D’Ivoire to combine the problems by building schools from discarded flip-flops and tyres. Read more


The organisation of Plast 2021, one of the major European tradeshows for the plastics and rubber industries, has begun. Read more


LANXESS sets ambitious climate target

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LANXESS has set itself an ambitious climate target by aiming to become climate-neutral by 2040. Read more


Aircraft nose cone tested in ESA Hertz chamber


The two-metre diameter nose of an Airbus A340 aircraft has been tested in ESA’s Hertz chamber, undergoing radio-frequency testing. Read more


Klöckner Pentaplast and partners launch kp Infinity packaging solution

Klöckner Pentaplast

Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) delivers its first to market packaging for the food service and food-to-go sector – improving expanded polypropylene with a sustainable, recyclable range. Read more


PVC4Cables hosts second biennial conference

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PVC4Cables hosted its second biennial conference with the theme ‘In PVC Cables we Trust! Innovation and Sustainability for Smart Electrical Systems’ yesterday in Berlin. Read more


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