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04 Oct 2022

Ralf Düssel: ‘Mechanical and chemical recycling are complementary’

The VDMA has conducted a series of ‘Way2K’ industry interviews in the lead-up to the K 2022 trade fair. Here, Dr. Ralf Düssel, Chairman of plastics producers’ association PlasticsEurope Deutschland ...

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04 Oct 2022

Working towards zero waste in touristic destinations

The tourism sector has, in general, a huge impact on the environment. Over the last few decades, tourism has grown rapidly and it is now considered one of the most dynamic and fast-growing economic ...

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04 Oct 2022

‘Underperforming’ film, mixed rigids recycling plant to close

PreZero US will shutter its South Carolina plastics recycling facility and will instead refocus on expanding its recycling capabilities in California. The company, which is the U.S. recycling arm of ...

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03 Oct 2022

Report: Ahead of winter energy crisis, EU needs to cut plastic production

A new report reveals the urgency of cutting plastic production to reduce the European Union's dependence on fossil fuels and Russian oil and gas.As a gas shortage threatens the EU, its members are ...

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03 Oct 2022

CHILE: Nuevo sistema de gestión de Ley REP para envases y embalajes fue aprobado por el TDLC

En Chile los sistemas de gestión son organizaciones sin fines de lucro financiadas por las empresas afectas a la normativa, las cuales deben dar cumplimiento a las obligaciones establecidas en los ...

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30 Sep 2022

Plastica, allarme dei riciclatori europei: “Economia circolare a rischio”

I costi energetici in aumento del 400% rischiano di mettere al tappeto gli oltre 650 impianti di riciclo della plastica attivi in UE. L’allarme di Plastics Recyclers Europe: “Senza interventi urgenti ...

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30 Sep 2022

Die Frage nach der Glaubwürdigkeit

Das Ziel, das Aufkommen von Kunststoffabfällen zu beenden, ist ein hehres – und wird auch von Planet Tracker nicht in Abrede gestellt.Das Grundanliegen der „Alliance to End Plastic Waste“, der mehr ...

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30 Sep 2022

Scotland’s recycling figures show mixed picture

Scotland’s household recycling rate increased by 0.7% in the 2021 calendar year to 42.7%, which the Scottish government has put down to a loosening of Covid-19 restrictions.However, the amount of ...

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29 Sep 2022

How Much Can We Recycle?

90 percent or 50 percent or… A friend of mine likes to say the only thing wrong with recycling rates is the numerator and the denominator. I was reminded of this when I read about a study suggesting ...

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29 Sep 2022

Reclaimer to close Southeast plastics recycling plant

Plastics recycling company PreZero US will close its South Carolina recycling facility and instead concentrate on expanding recycling capabilities in California. The company, which is part of ...

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29 Sep 2022

Why Dow is Getting Behind Hybrid Mechanical and Chemical Recycling Plants

Debates continue over what place that mechanical and chemical recycling technologies have in the industry. While the former mechanically crushes or shreds plastic and reforms it into secondary ...

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28 Sep 2022

La inflación de los alimentos se agravará aún más con el impuesto sobre los plásticos a partir de 2023

Carne, yogures, mantequilla, legumbres, arroz... todos los alimentos envasados con plástico no reciclado subirán de precio.Los alimentos son hoy en España un 14,1% más caros que hace un año. La ...

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28 Sep 2022

Esta investigadora metió hace seis años una bolsa biodegradable en el mar y sigue intacta

Científicos de la Unidad de Investigación Internacional sobre Basura Marina de Plymouth ponen en duda la credibilidad de este tipo de productos. La investigadora Imogen Napper tenía 24 años y ...

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27 Sep 2022

New South Wales: $9 million investment in plastic recycling

More plastic will be recycled and turned into new products in New South Wales thanks to $9 million funding to support businesses transform their operations and access the latest plastic recycling ...

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27 Sep 2022

Circular economy for plastics at risk

High energy prices drive plastic recycling out of business As the energy crisis deepens on the Continent, the repercussion on electricity prices impacts operations of plastic recycling facilities ...

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26 Sep 2022

Basurero de Dandora: Donde muere el sueño del reciclaje

"Menos plástico es fantástico", dice James Wakibia, un activista ambiental que fue fundamental en la prohibición de 2017 de las bolsas de plástico de un solo uso en Kenia. Y el mundo está de acuerdo ...

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26 Sep 2022

International Coastal Cleanup Supports Plastic Reduction Efforts with Data Collection

The Ocean Conservancy kicked off its 36th annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) campaign on Sept. 17, 2022. For many participants, this was their first ICC event since the pandemic began. The ...

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23 Sep 2022

How are Petrochemical Companies Doing in Shifting From Virgin Plastic?

The shale gas boom has made virgin plastic, a waste byproduct of oil and gas production, cheap and abundant. Global plastic production could increase by one-third in the next few years if the ongoing ...

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23 Sep 2022

Beyond the Plastic Bag: Sparking a Seachange for Reuse

Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy, in partnership with the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag, has released a new resource entitled, “Beyond the Plastic Bag: Sparking a ...

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22 Sep 2022

Africa: States adopt new measures to combat waste pollution

African states took advantage of the 18th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) to strengthen their strategies to combat plastic pollution on the continent. ...

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