So-called secondary sort facilities for handling low-value mixed plastic waste have faced economic challenges but some on a panel at a recent recycling conference see potential for new investment.
The University of Birmingham, together with engineering firm Stopford, have been awarded further funding from UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge.
For 4 years, the European project known as PUReSmart researched ways to transform the currently highly linear lifecycle of polyurethane products into a more circular model.
Chemical recycler Agilyx ASA and styrenics producer Ineos Styrolution America LLC have joined forces on the development of a 100-ton-per-day TruStyrenyx chemical recycling facility in Channahon, Illinois, the companies have announced.
Chemical company LyondellBasell and EEW Energy from Waste, a company active in thermal waste and sewage sludge treatment in Europe, have signed an LOI under which they plan to explore a potential long-term strategic partnership to recover and recycle plastics out of waste streams bound for incineration.
The PET maker and recycler has committed $1.5 billion for short-term goals and expects to spend a similar amount or more to meet end-of-decade recycling plans.
A group of 31 associations from major market sectors along the European plastics value chain have joined together on chemical recycling.
The global plastics processor is out with its latest environmental, social and governance report.
Nova Chemicals Corp. has embarked on an ambitious ESG (environmental, social and governance) campaign, with plans to invest as much as $4 billion on sustainable and circular projects.
Milan-based Saipem, a global provider of integrated basic and detailed onshore engineering, procurement, project management, and construction services and chemical producer Garbo, headquartered in Cerano have announced that they have agreed to collaborate on the industrialisation, further development and commercialisation of Garbo’s proprietary chemical recycling technology, known as ChemPET.
Compostable plastic can offer a sustainable alternative for conventional plastics, especially in single use packaging, bags and bio-waste bags - but only if it is disposed of in the correct manner, so that it lands in the right waste stream.
A new collaborative demonstration initiative – one in a series of supply chain projects funded by the Welsh Government and led by WRAP Cymru – has been launched with the aim of showing how plastic materials with no existing end-market can be turned into composites suitable for destined high-performance building applications
Essen, Germany - Evonik’s Sustainability Tech Fund, established in 2022 by the venture capital arm of the company, has invested in the British specialist in compatibiliser technology, Interface Polymers Ltd.
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