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Central to any circular economy is polymer recycling. Current mechanical recycling processes face many issues from societal perceptions of recycling, to economic and technological barriers; however, there are a number of companies whose... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

Plastic packaging manufacturer Berry Global Group has announced a collaboration with global chemical firm SABIC to drive the innovation and use of polyolefin resins made from chemical recycling. The companies boast a longtime partnership and focus... Read more

Renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel provider, Neste is joining forces with Ravago, a major distributor and recycler of polymers to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste. The aim of the collaboration is to reach a significant industrial... Read more

Following satisfaction of customary transaction approvals, MOL Group has announced the acquisition of 100% shareholding in Aurora, a German plastic compounder company. As a result of the acquisition, MOL Group is strengthening its position in... Read more

Plastic plays a practical, often life enhancing, role in our lives. The word plastic - derived from the Greek word plastikos (meaning to mould), shapes our everyday world... Read more

It may be difficult to imagine that the empty, non-recyclable plastic container you are about to throw away could be turned into car fuel. Yet, this is exactly the idea behind Quantafuel’s latest solution. To succeed in building the revolutionary... Read more

SC Johnson, a major global manufacturer of household consumer brands, and Plastic Bank have launched a global partnership to stop plastic waste from entering the ocean and fight poverty. The three-year effort will creates a recycling... Read more

The plastics or polymers industry was for many years a hidden industry. For most of its history, nobody has known much about the plastics business because it is sandwiched between oil and gas and a huge variety of finished goods. The meat cannot... Read more

Neste, a global provider of renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel, and an expert in renewable chemical solutions, has signed an agreement with REMONDIS, one of the world's largest recycling, service and water companies to collaborate in the... Read more

LyondellBasell has begun building a new small-scale pilot facility at its site in Ferrara, Italy. The new facility, is focusing on the conversion of difficult-to-recycle plastic waste to more useful forms. The company chose its Ferrara site for... 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

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

Humanity is now more aware of its impact on the planet than ever before. The dangerous effects of climate change are well documented and, unless governments, businesses and society as a whole take drastic action in the near future, irreversible... 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

Traditional plastics pose a problem for the planet, whether it’s due to the fossil fuels used to produce them or the harmful chemicals released during their slow degradation process. Yet, despite these issues, plastic has become so intertwined with o Read more

A lubricant manufacturer’s innovative cardboard packaging solution has saved an amazing 500 tonnes of plastic, it has been calculated. 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

It has been 35 years since the first instance of what we now think of as additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing. Lauded for its rapid production speed and minimal waste, the process is becoming a staple of product prototyping. However, there... 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

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