Plastics Recycling Charity Recoup, the British initiative established in 1990 to kickstart the recycling of PET bottles in the UK, is alive and still going strong. Its work within the plastics recycling value chain is as valuable as ever.
Specialty chemical company Stahl, headquartered in Waalwijk, the Netherlands, has announced that it is taking part in CHAMPION (Circular High-performance Aza-Michael Polymers as Innovative materials Originating from Nature), a research and innovation action funded by the EU that aims to replace conventional polymers with novel bio-based polymers in coatings, textiles, home care uses and structural adhesives.
Kraton Corporation, a producer of specialty polymers and high-value biobased products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, has announced that it has joined the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR).
Photanol BV, a Dutch company that has developed technology to produce circular carbon chemicals from CO2 absorbed from the air and Renolit SE, a manufacturer of high-quality polymer films, sheets and other polymer solutions, have formed a strategic partnership to develop new sustainably-produced polymers.
Agilyx Corporation, a pioneer in the chemical recycling field, has created Cyclyx International, a new subsidiary that will leverage the expertise and data accumulated by Agilyx to increase the recyclability of post-use plastics with a priority for fully circular pathways.
Barcelona-based Kompuestos (Plásticos Compuestos S.A.), a listed company in the Spanish Alternative Stock Exchange that is active in the production of sustainable plastic compounds in Europe, has been nominated for the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards 2020 in the 'Rising Star' category.
Concern about marine pollution caused by microplastics - plastic particles measuring up to 5mm – continues to increase, as awareness grows about their adverse impact on the ecosystem, as well as on the human body through the food chain.
A new initiative to develop the next generation of sustainable composite materials and bring together the UK’s composites expertise to quickly turn research breakthroughs into industrial applications was announced today by UK Undersecretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Nadhim Zawahi MP.
Biffa, a sustainable waste company in the UK has extended its longstanding partnership with Nampak Plastics Europe, a manufacturer and packaging supplier to the UK dairy sector of high density polyethylene (HDPE) bottles.
Sustainability in plastics is about more than feedstocks, energy consumption and resource efficiency. True sustainability also includes the process used to produce these materials, and avoiding sending pollutants into the atmosphere. As Anoosheh Oskouian of Ship & Shore Environmental, pointed out: ‘We do not have any geographic boundaries in our air.’
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27-28 October 2020