Karen was named editor of Plastics News Europe in May 2017. Based in the Netherlands, she has worked as a translator, journalist and editor in the plastics industry for the past thirty years, writing for both Dutch and English language online and print publications. Between 2001 and 2007, she served as chief editor of Kunststof en Rubber, the Dutch-language trade magazine for the plastics industry, after which, preferring to write in English, she moved to PlasticsToday, where she was the European and sustainability editor until 2016.
Under the new agreement concluded between recycled polyol producer Rampf Eco Solutions and multi-energy Repsol, Repsol is granted exclusivity throughout Europe to develop and construct new plants for the production of recycled polyols.
In December 2020, the 1,000th machine for ENA was shipped to South Carolina, from Erema headquarters in Austria, and is now in operation at the facility of recycling service provider PreZero to recycle post consumer plastic waste.
Scholle IPN, a global supplier of flexible packaging solutions, and Obbotec, a Netherlands-based plastics firm specialised in advanced recycling solutions, have entered into a partnership with the aim of engineering and testing new methods of advanced recycling for pouches and bag-in-box type flexible packaging.