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Total explores technologies for post-consumer recycled PS

Total has completed an industrial scale test run, following a series of pilot plant trials, demonstrating the feasibility of incorporating 20 per cent post-consumer...

Novamont makes bioplastics promise at G7

Novamont has decided to introduce a 40 per cent minimum threshold for bio-based content in all of its MATER-BI bioplastics, which it says will...

Multilayer film supports Co-op’s recycling targets

In order to support UK supermarket Co-op’s recent announcement that it plans to have 80 per cent of its own-brand packaging recyclable by 2020,...

Trump accord withdrawal will give China centre stage

The US withdrawal of the Paris accord will offer an unprecedented opportunity for China, the biggest carbon emitter and the biggest renewable energy supplier,...

Possible changes for California plastics recycling

California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery CalRecycle will be discussing the possible future changes in regulation that could impact plastics recycling in the...

Nestlé Waters North America in $6m closed loop investment

Nestlé Waters North America is investing $6 million as part of a joint business effort with government and community partners to fund comprehensive recycling...

PEF receives approval from European PET Bottle Platform

The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability of the PEF material produced by Synvina in the European bottle...

Interpack 2017: Solution found for multilayer waste

Upon the release of the Virtuous Circle report, a panel discussion has taken place in Duesseldorf, Germany, which outlined the huge potential for innovative...

Plastics waste grossly underestimated, say researchers

Researchers from the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania in Australia believe that the amount of ocean plastics washing...

The hungry caterpillar with a taste for plastics

Researchers at Cambridge University in the UK are claiming that caterpillars could solve the world's plastics waste issue, by eating it. Experiments revealed that the...

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