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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.

Municipal Waste: Open Letter calls for quantitative Targets

| In an open letter sent to the EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, Zero Waste Europe urges the Commission to adopt legally binding European-level quantitative targets for municipal solid waste prevention.

Webcast about the Future of Wood Recycling

| On October 27th, Tomra held a live webcast entitled “The future of wood recycling”. During the live stream, the wood recycling team and a material expert from Ikea outlined how a circular economy for wood can become a reality and a profitable business case for the panel industry.

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.

Starlinger: New PET bottle-to-bottle recycling line reduces production costs

|主要根据斯大林g, the new machine concept of Starlinger’s Recostar PET art saves about 21 % production costs. The machine was presented for the first time at K 2022.

Wastewater treatment plants can catch a cold

| Just like humans, wastewater treatment plants can get sick, due to viral attacks.

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.

Stabilizers for Polyolefin Recycling

| At K 2022, Brüggemann presented three new additives for improved stabilization of polyolefin recyclates. These additives are said to result in recyclates with good mechanical and processing properties. All grades are supplied as dust-free additive blends in compacted granule form.

Limited rebound in EU emissions

| According to the most recent "Trends and Projections" report from the European Environment Agency, greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption increased in 2021 primarily as a result of Europe's post-pandemic recovery (EEA).

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.