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At the 13th annual European Bioplastics Conference, held in Berlin on 5 December, the association presented its annual market update which confirmed the global bioplastics industry was still on a stable growth path. more

IdentiPlast 2019, Europe's leading event focused on the recycling and recovery of used plastics, has announced several high-profile speakers for the event, to take place 7-8 March in London. more

UK-based technical knowledge-based compounder and recycler, Luxus, has installed a new £1.5m compounding line at its manufacturing facility based in Louth, Lincolnshire. more

Greentech remediation specialist Eko Harden Technologies (EHT) Oy has announced two new co-operation agreements with international pollution clean-up industrialist Mares S.r.L, a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Italy. more

There are many possible approaches to dealing with the global food waste problem, from innovative packaging to nanotechnology and smarter transit solutions, as Victoria Hattersley reports. more

Three major process technology and equipment specialists, Futerro, Sulzer and TechnipFMC, have formed the PLAnet™ initiative to promote the production of sustainable plastics made of Poly-Lactic Acid (PLA). more

The European Parliament’s announcement in late October this year that it would be imposing a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics (or ‘SUPs’), to tackle pollution in seas, fields and waterways, has received mixed reactions. more

French energy group Total and its Dutch partner Corbion have commenced production at their new bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. more

In an initiative to address plastic waste, RECOUP and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) have launched a new guide to help packaging designers create easy-to-recycle plastic packaging. more

Key actions businesses should take to help curb plastic packaging pollution have been laid out by WRAP in The UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025, published yesterday. more

Epiroc, a Sweden-based productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, has introduced its second generation of battery-operated machines that it says will lower mining customers’ costs. more

The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) says it welcomes yesterday’s adoption by the European Parliament of the key files of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, which covers new rules on renewables, energy efficiency and the governance more

Neste, a producer of sustainable renewable diesel and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, and Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, are teaming up to develop new sustainable material solutions for a range of indus more

Electrolux and the Sweden-based startup Karma have introduced an innovative smart refrigerator for grocery stores. more

Berlin startup share is the first beverage producer in Germany to sell its water in PET bottles made from 100% recyclate. more

ABB has received an order of around $40 million from German transmission grid operator TransnetBW to upgrade a high-voltage substation in Obermooweiler, in Baden-Wuerttemberg. more

With a groundbreaking Stirling engine from the Swedish environmental technology company Ripasso Energy, the largest 'waste-to-energy' project of its kind ever implemented in Africa may be realised. more

Waterless Internet Flower Packaging by Uflex, was pronounced winner of the overall Sustainability Awards 2018. more

Unilever and Veolia have signed a collaboration agreement to work together on emerging technologies that will help create a circular economy on plastics across various regions of the world, starting in India and Indonesia. more

Together with Golden Compound, packaging manufacturer ALPLA is bringing a world first onto the market: a biodegradable coffee capsule that consumers can dispose of in their home compost. more

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