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With rare earth magnets becoming increasingly sought after for use in electric vehicle motors and other fast-developing sectors of industry, R&D activity focused on finding ways to recycle them from household waste is gaining momentum... Read more

The C40 World Mayor Summit this week in Copenhagen saw the launch of Paboco, the paper bottle company. The company unites some of the world's leading brands and experts in design, material and technology... Read more

The Coca-Cola Company has partnered with Ioniqa Technologies, Indorama Ventures and Mares Circulares (Circular Seas) to produce its first sample bottles made from recovered and recycled marine plastics... Read more

Boosting the use of processed plastic waste in the manufacturing of new plastic products is one of the priority tasks in the development of a circular economy for the plastics industry. As injection moulding machine manufacturer and system... Read more

AkzoNobel has become the first major manufacturer to launch recycled paint thanks to a pioneering partnership in the UK with Veolia... Read more

WICONA is demonstrating its focus on sustainability by using CIRCAL 75R. System solutions using CIRCAL 75R have the highest share of recycled end-of-life aluminium on the market – 75% and above. The production is independently certified and... Read more

Over 100 public and private partners covering the entirety of the plastics value chain have signed the declaration for the Circular Plastics Alliance, which aims to promote voluntary action to establish a well-functioning EU market in recycled... Read more

Packaging companies across Europe are developing relationships with the next generation of shoppers thanks to the TICCIT (Trees into Cartons, Cartons into Trees) programme which aims to teach primary school aged children about the circular economy... Read more

Today we produce almost 400 million tonnes of plastics every year. Global population growth and a growing middle class means that, in just a few decades, the demand for goods and packaging made from plastics is set to rise three-fold... Read more

Consumers have become strong advocates for environmental sustainability. In response, packaging companies have increasingly modified their materials, designs and processes. Manufacturers are looking for production methods that will give them the... Read more

Hasbro has announced the expansion of it toy and game recycling program to France and Germany, with plans to launch in Brazil later in the year. Through the program, consumers can send Hasbro toys and games to TerraCycle, a global product... Read more

It is estimated that over 8 million nappies are thrown away every day, more than 3 billion each year. Disposable nappies are known to take over 500 years to decompose, making the product's eco-footprint deep and long lasting. While eco-disposable... Read more

With the impact of climate change being felt and consumer awareness at an all time high, it is important that product packaging has as little environmental impact as possible throughout its lifespan. Packaging materials have a large impact on how... Read more

A new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has revealed the top ten emerging technologies that have the potential to positively disrupt our economy in 2019. Here Sophie Hand, UK country manager at automation parts supplier EU Automation... Read more

French bioplastics biotech firm Carbios has announced that it raised €14.5m through share placement, which will be used to fun the building of a facility that makes 100% recycled plastics through the use of enzymes... Read more

BEWiSynbra Group, an integrated producer of expandable polystyrene (EPS), today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 51% of the Danish company Eurec A/S. Eurec primarily collects, compacts, processes and sells recycled EPS... Read more

Berry Global Group has signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution at its source. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment... Read more

The trend towards eco-friendly green products is increasingly applying to the home care and cleaning products industry. Ecovia Intelligence, a specialist research, consulting and training company that focuses on global ethical product industries... Read more

A section of plastic waste collected does not qualify for mechanical recycling and is incinerated instead. VTT has developed and introduced a form of chemical recycling based on pyrolysis, a process which turns almost all plastics and their... Read more

Unilever has pioneered the use of a new detectable black pigment for its High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) bottles for its leading brands, TRESemmé and Lynx, so they can be detected by recycling plant scanners and sorted for recycling. This means... Read more

  • Rare earth magnets: progress towards a circular economy

  • Carlsberg Paboco paper bottles

  • ENGEL at k 2019

  • AkzoNobel partners with Veolia to launch recycled paint

  • Wicona Recycling plant Dormagen

  • CIrcular economy plastics

    CIrcular economy plastics

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