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NatureFlex sales increase for Futamura

Renewable and compostable films manufacturer Futamura has announced a 25 per cent growth in sales of its NatureFlex line of films. Andy Sweetman, sales and...

PRE revises Design for Recycling Guidelines

Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) has released an updated version of Design for Recycling Guidelines, which includes eight new guidelines differentiating between coloured and non-coloured...

PLA and PHAs pushing global bioplastics forward

Global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from approximately 2.05 million tonnes in 2017 to 2.44 m/t in 2022, according to trade group...

Suez and LyondellBasell agree joint recycling venture

Waste management firm Suez and plastics refining company LyondellBasell have agreed to establish a plastics recycling joint venture following the 50/50 acquisition of Quality...

Pyrowave and Ineos Styrolution partner on recycling

Pyrowave, a Canadian firm engaged in microwave-based recycling of plastics, and Ineos Styrolution America LLC, the US subsidiary of the global styrenics producer headquartered...

Coca-Cola to invest $1.7bn in India

As part of its fruit circular economy strategy, Coca-Cola India will invest $1.7 billion in the country over the next five years as it aims...

EU framework delays harming the circular economy

The absence of EU legal framework on the safety of processes to recycle plastics for use in food contact materials prolongs the lack of...

UK considers bottle deposits scheme

UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove has suggested that the government could introduce a 'reward and return' scheme for plastics bottles to try to improve...

UK public demanding more recycling education

New insights from WRAP’s annual recycling tracker has found that over half the UK population would like to know more about what their recycling gets...

Black plastics need sorting out, says Recoup chief

An alternative pigment to carbon black has been identified that allows black plastics to be sorted and recovered for recycling, according to Stuart Foster,...