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Yesterday evening the Awarding Ceremony of the 7th Edition of the European Paper Recycling Awards took place in the European Parliament in Brussels. The event takes place every two years with the specific goal to highlight and reward European... Read more

PACKAGING

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

Finland's Fortum has announced will be acquiring Crisolteq, a Finnish firm that specialises in recycling of valuable metals in lithium-ion batteries. Fortum has described the investment as strengthening its position in the recycling of high value... Read more

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Recycling waste plastics is essential to creating a circular economy. Current recycling methods are hampered by issues such as societal perceptions of recycling, to economic barriers and technological; however, over the past few years the number... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

Kenoteq, a spin-off company from Scotland's Heriot-Watt University has launched a building brick that is made from 90% recycled construction and demolition waste... Read more

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry, has released a statement welcoming the communication on the European Green Deal, which was recently published by the new EU Commission under... Read more

Germany has long been renowned as a leader in wastewater management – and it’s easy see why. Its system doesn’t just sanitise and keep water clean; it ensures minimum waste, benefiting individuals and households alike. And unsurprisingly, it’s... Read more

The paper industry's association in Europe, Cepi, has announced the launch of a new sector-wide alliance, 4evergreen. The alliance aims to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy that minimises climate... Read more

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is the elephant in the room. A quick scan of recent news articles pulls up a plethora of missed targets, new legislation, illegal exportation and high technology. A heady mix of information, indeed... Read more

Seven European cities that will pilot a series of demonstration actions on construction and demolition waste (CDW) and organic waste (OW) with the aim of achieving material circularity. Over 30 new tools and processes will be tested as part of... Read more

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

Global plastic packaging manufacturer, ALPLA hjas announced the further expansion of its recycling activities. Following the acquisition of two companies based it Spain, it is moving into polyolefin 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

UK-based manufacturer of easily recyclable paper-based packaging, Frugalpac, has added another innovative option to its range of sustainable coffee cups, introducing the Frugal Cup Linerless... 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

Today marks the second ever International E-waste Day, to bring awareness to the burden that e-waste places on the environment. The aim is to reduce that burden and save natural resources. More than 100 organisations from 44 countries stand behind... Read more

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

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