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Borealis to buy second recycler

European polyolefins producer Borealis is to buy a second recycling company in two years after agreeing to acquire Austrian's Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling. Says Alfred Stern, chief executive at...

FMCGs need to step up and manage waste, urges GlobalData

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies could soon find themselves on the front line of the downstream packaging waste issue, says GlobalData, as waste plastics...

Recycling groups launch global definition of ‘plastics recyclability’

In an effort to provide a consistent metric to guide the efforts of sustainability for plastics in the Circular Economy, two recycling organisations have...

Looping-the-loop and closing the loop at Wales Airshow

A recycling initiative at last weekend's Wales Airshow in Swansea gave the public the chance to separate their expanded polystyrene (EPS) trays and cups and PET bottles and...

PE pouch ready for 2030 EC targets

Turkish flexible packaging converter Elif claims to have met the European Commission's (EC) 2030 recyclability targets 12 years ahead of schedule with its pre-made...

Pack2Go Europe calls for one-size fits-all approach to waste collections

A simpler approach to waste collections is being targeted by Pack2Go Europe with its ‘reaching 4 recycling, calling 4 collection’ initiative, which seeks to...

UK councils urged to follow London’s waste example

Sorting systems manufacturer Stadler Engineering has called for a more consistent approach to kerbside collections across the UK in light of the release earlier...

Unexploited PET recycling capacity shows room for growth

A recycling industry report has identified 200,000 tonnes of unexploited PET installed capacity in Europe, which suggests that there is significant room for growth...

Austrian-Swiss collaboration in PET bottle recycling

Austrian converter Alpla is collaborating with Swiss company Fromm in the area of PET bottle recycling. Both companies already operate PET recycling plants, thus ensuring...

Society is moving backwards, claims seminar promoting plastics

“Plastics don’t do the harm. It is what we do with them that causes the harm,” said Robin Latchem, the chairman at a seminar...