Economy & Markets

Boosting recycling of plastic films for a European circular and climate-neutral economy

| The EU-funded CIMPA project united experts from across the European recycling value chain to tackle the mounting challenge of managing the more than 2.6 million tonnes of multilayer plastic films that are incinerated or landfilled.

AMP Robotics raises $91 million in Series C financing

| New investment to support modernization and scaling of waste infrastructure to improve the economics and efficiency of recycling.

EU: 4.8 tonnes of waste generated per inhabitant

| In 2020, the total waste generated in the EU by all economic activities and households amounted to 2,151 million tonnes or 4,808 kilograms per capita.

Ineos and Plastic Energy want to produce 100,000 tonnes of raw materials from plastic...

| Ineos Olefins & Polymers Europe and Plastic Energy, have announced a Memorandum Of Understanding to produce 100,000 tonnes per annum of recycled raw materials from plastic waste.

Kuusakoski: new copper centre to recycle all cables in Finland

| A €7 million processing plant for aluminium and copper containing materials will be completed next year in Heinola, Finland.

These factors must be solved before our plastic can become circular

| In order to achieve our sustainability goals, we need to address the issues that prevent plastic from becoming circular.

Chemical Recycling of PMMA in Abu Dhabi

| Coperion is supplying a complete system for the chemical recycling of PMMA to Renov8, a subsidiary of Just Right based in Jafza, Dubai, a manufacturer in plastics processing and manufacturing, specializing in sustainable solutions.

Nearly 17% of recycling is wasted due to contamination

| New research by waste management company Biffa reveals that nearly one fifth (17%) of England and Wales’ waste (from both businesses and households) cannot be recycled due to contamination.

Recoup: Recycling Plastic Packaging in the UK

| Recoup has published its 2022 UK Plastic Packaging Sorting & Reprocessing Infrastructure report, which found there is a clear bottleneck in the UK’s recycling infrastructure for plastic recycling.

我BIR敦促:回收ndustry needs support

| In the wake of its recent World Recycling Convention, the Bureau of International Recycling expresses concern regarding the effect of the current energy / cost-of-living crisis on the livelihood of its member companies in Europe and across the globe.

Food waste: 127 kg per inhabitant in the EU in 2020

| In 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, around 127 kilograms (kg) of food per inhabitant were wasted in the EU.
Erema: products for chemical recycling

Erema: products for chemical recycling

| Erema presents its new Chemarema series for the first time at K 2022.

Erema: New double filtration machine for post-consumer recycling

| With its new development Intarema TVEplus DuaFil Compact, the company wants to redefine the quality level for recycling particularly challenging post-consumer materials.

Plastic packaging waste: 38% recycled in 2020

| In 2020, each person living in the EU generated 34.6 kg of plastic packaging waste on average. Out of these, 13.0 kg were recycled.

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