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Recyclable museum opens to celebrate plastics

A museum has been built and opened in Spain with the sole purpose of being entirely recycled after its use. The ‘Museo de los Plasticos’...

SIG targets greater gender balance across leadership roles

Packaging converter SIG has announced a goal to increase representation of women in leadership to 30 per cent by 2025. This is part of a...

Biffa rails against pollution

UK waste management firm Biffa is going full steam ahead in its efforts to minimise pollution by transporting more waste by rail instead of...

Nora the carbon explorer and the quest for supply chains

A comic strip has been launched to raise awareness of the renewable carbon concept and to anchor it in the political discourse. Created by the...

Ineos Styrolution celebrates “material of choice” landmark

Ninety years after polystyrene was deployed at commercial scale, manufacturer Ineos Styrolution is celebrating the polymer as “the material of choice” for a multitude...

Biffa urges Government consultation over shake-up of waste collections

Plans to shake-up England’s household waste collections have been backed by UK waste management firm Biffa, but the company has urged the Government to...

Waste to polymer process underway in Wesseling

LyondellBasell has taken another step towards its ambition to advance the circular economy by making virgin quality polymers from raw materials derived from plastics...

Berlin opts for beauty with Raepak acquisition

Hybrid packaging supplier Berlin Packaging has acquired Raepak, a UK-based producer of plastics packaging for the cosmetics and personal care end-markets. Raepak offers a wide...

Fraunhofer Institutes launch circular carbon project

Seven Fraunhofer Institutes have kick-started a project to better identify the carbon contained in plastics so that it can be recycled more effectively. The Waste4Future...

SABIC and KraussMaffei launch thin-wall packaging collaboration

A collaboration first announced by SABIC and KraussMaffei HighPerformance in December 2020, has officially started at the latter's application centre in Switzerland. The partnership...

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