Editor, Sustainable Plastics
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.
A collaboration between Bausano, the Italy-based manufacturer and supplier of customised extrusion lines for plastics processing, and Wintech, a plastics machinery company producing, amongst other products, rotary injection moulding machines, has resulted in the development of a new solution for the processing and moulding of WEEE waste into new products.
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has long been a presence in Ireland, with a sizable customer base it has built since the 1960s since first venturing to the island. High time, therefore, for its next step designed to build on its physical footprint in the region: the opening of a new office registered in Limerick.
The latest River and Ocean Plastics Collection and Recycling Programmes Report from the UK-based plastics resource efficiency and recycling charity Recoup has brought to light a number of pain points regarding the transparency of these programmes, which have a potentially detrimental effect on their efficiency.