The project mission is to make flexible packaging even more relevant to the circular economy by advancing better system design solutions which result from the collaboration of the companies represented in the consortium. It continues the work of the recently concluded project FIACE, which helped to quantify the added value and identify opportunities to increase
A new global survey finds that recycling plastics containing toxic flame retardant chemicals found in electronic waste results in contamination of the world’s best-selling toy. Ironically, the chemical contaminants can damage the nervous system and reduce intellectual capacity but are found in Rubik’s Cubes – a puzzle toy designed to exercise the mind. The study
Recycling materials that contain persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and other toxic substances contaminates new products, continues human and environmental exposure, and undermines the credibility of recycling. Ahead of the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (SC COP-8) in Geneva, Switzerland, a new global survey has revealed that recycling plastics
United States: The United States managed a recycling rate of 30.1% for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles last year, according to a joint statement by the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR). The total volume of PET bottles collected was 1,797 million pounds in 2015, while the
Extruded and injection-molded from post-consumer recycled polyolefins. Dutch company KWS Infra has signed a cooperation agreement with processor Wavin and resin supplier Total to develop roads manufactured from plastics as a sustainable alternative to traditional asphalt roads. The intent is to utilize post-consumer recycled polyolefins (polyethylene and polypropylene) mainly sourced from packaging and industrial applications.
(ECNS) — A plastic bottle treatment plant in Beijing, which boasts the largest capacity of its kind in Asia, has shut down for three years due to an inadequate “supply of garbage.” The plant, at the Beijing Incom Resources Recovery Recycling Co., used to recycle polyester from plastic bottles, which was then processed into new
United States: The US Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) has announced a new project, the Automotive End-of-Life Vehicles Recycling Demonstration Project, in order to develop a method of collection and recovery of Polypropylene (PP) and Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) auto parts ‘in a way that demonstrates technical and economic feasibility’. Approximately 12-15 million vehicles are scrapped
The Co-op has become the first retailer to sign up to the ‘Plastic Industry Recycling Action Plan (PIRAP), and is calling on other retailers to follow suit. The food retailer will support the PIRAP scheme which was launched last year by WRAP and Plastics 2020 (namely BPF, PAFA and Plastics Europe) to promote plastic packaging