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Egyptian PET plant to restart under Thai-Indian JV

Thai producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL) has, through its joint venture (JV) with India's Dhunseri Petrochem, agreed to buy a 540,000-tonne...

Borealis injects €15m in mtm plastics project

Borealis, an Austrian producer of polyethylene and polypropylene, has started a €15 million (US$17.5m) investment project in German recycler mtm plastics, while an additional €2.5m...

Food wholesaler puts the brakes on non-recyclables

UK-based food wholesaler Brakes has made the decision to reduce the use of single-use and hard plastics that cannot be recycled, with the launch...

Tesco plans ambitious closed-loop packaging system

In an attempt to further packaging targets it set in 2017, British supermarket giant Tesco is to implement a more rigorous packaging system that...

Polyethylene demand doubles but demands on it rise too

In the wake of a global campaign to reduce single-use plastics and create plastics- free aisles in supermarkets, IHS Markit has predicted that demand for...

Water way to chemically recycle plastics

A newly formed company is planning to build and operate plastics recycling plants in the UK, using what it calls “a breakthrough technology” to...

Erema “in tune with the times“

A record turnover with consolidated sales reaching €155 million ($183m) has enabled Austria’s Erema Group to post growth of more than 10 per cent...

Bring back scheme targets the beauty products sector

Beauty products retailer L’Occitane en Provence is partnering with TerraCycle to enable consumers to bring the packaging from any brand of beauty and skin...

Sigma Plastics expands its NGR portfolio

North American Sigma Plastics Group has added four S:Gran 125 NGR high-output recycling lines to four separate plants in Pompano Beach Spartanburg, Jacksonville, and...

Reverse vending specialist adds ballast to marine litter eXXpedition

Reverse vending recycling supplier TOMRA has signed up as the title sponsor for eXXpedition’s all-women plastics research voyage North Pacific 2018, which sets sail...

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