Recycling Technologies

Neste and Ravago are joining forces to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste with the aim of reaching significant industrial scale. They have set a joint target to reach an annual capacity to process over 200,000 tons of waste plastic. Read more

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment has announced that the recycling rate for beverage cartons in the EU28 rose to 49% in 2018. Read more

Mondi, in cooperation with chemical producer BASF and COROOS, one of the biggest European companies in the preservation of fruits, vegetables and pulses for premium A-brands and private label products, have cooperated on a pilot project. Read more

PureCycle Technologies has successfully completed purified waste carpet from its Feedstock Evaluation Unit (FEU), transforming discarded carpet into clear, odourless, ultra-pure polypropylene (UPRP) resin. Read more

A new liquid additive claims to reduce the polymer degradation that takes place during melt processing, 'substantially increasing' physical property retention in regrind as compared with unmodified material. Read more

Carbios and L’Oréal have announced a major partnership with Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe. The consortium was originally founded by Carbios and L’Oréal to bring recycling technology developed by Carbios to the market. Read more

The UK's leading retailer Tesco has announced it will start collecting previously unrecyclable plastics to be recycled in ten of its stores. Packaging Europe spoke to trial partner Recycling Technologies about the project. Read more

France-based CARBIOS, which develops bioindustrial solutions to ‘reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers’, has announced its successful development of the first PET bottles made from 100% Purified Terephthalic Acid (rPTA). Read more

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a cylindrical extruder which it says could revolutionise the processing of recyclable materials and thereby promote circular economy business. Read more

Polyester processing specialist Cumapol has unveiled a new polyester recycling technology, CuRe, which it says represents a step-change in the journey towards a fully circular polyester chain. Read more

Member of Parliament for North Swindon, Justin Tomlinson, and Adrian Griffiths, CEO, Recycling Technologies, today opened Recycling Technologies’ new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Stirling Court, Swindon. Read more

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