With only a small percentage of plastics recycled, determining the best way to recycle and reuse these materials may enable higher adoption of plastics recycling and reduce plastic waste pollution. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) examined the benefits and trade-offs of current and emerging technologies for recycling certain types of plastics to determine the most appropriate options.
Bio-polyolefins leader Braskem has announced a project to evaluate an investment in producing carbon negative bio-based polypropylene (PP) in the U.S. The project would utilize
The Recognition Of The Mass Balance Chain Of Custody Is Key To Accelerating Chemical Recycling And Meeting The EU’s Climate And Circularity Targets
The EU’s Single-Use Plastics Directive and the proposal for a revised Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation set out recycling targets for used packaging in order to reduce packaging waste and promote the use of recycled content in new packaging. In particular, the European Commission’s proposal for the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation stipulates that at least 50% of all plastic waste in the EU be recycled by 2025.
Altshausen, 17 January 2023 – STADLER, the globally active German company specialized in the planning, production and assembly of turnkey recycling and sorting plants, begins
Researchers of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee(IIT Roorkee) and Afflatus Gravure Private Limited, Noida, developed environment friendly technology for flexible printing. Institute has transferred the two technologies to a reputed packaging company under a licensed agreement signed in presence of Director IIT Roorkee Prof K K Pant and other officials of company and research team.
There would be a technology transfer and civic bodies and private entities would be taught the latest methods in plastic reuse.
The need for PLA (poly-lactic acid) has grown over the years due to its eco credentials and having the ability to be recycled; recent concerns of PLA supply is now being addressed by plans to build new refineries as this materials popularity grows. The benefit of PLA is clear and is a sustainable material choice in manufacturing, Floreon’s unique technology uses PLA as it’s core and is delighted at the news of expansion in these sites.
This is the second donation under the Cartons2Classroom campaign launched by Tetra Pak, Nestle a+, Reliance Retail and RUR Greenlife in 2022 On Earth Day
‘A plastic fork can take 200 years to decompose’, said environment secretary Thérèse Coffey Single-use items such as plastic cutlery, plates and trays are to be
India has banned the manufacture, sale, and use of identified single-use plastic items like plates, cups, straws, trays, polystyrene, and plastic carry bags from 1 July 2022. As an alternative, cotton, jute or paper bags are being used for carrying groceries or pre-cooked food items. Often, these items are carried in paper bags made of recycled newspaper. The ink in printing the newspaper can potentially harm the items in contact, posing health hazards.
Total Energies Corbion published a report on PLA compostability entitled “The advantages of compostable bioplastics for the circular economy”. The report advises on product design for compostable packaging when it contributes to the diversion of biowaste from landfill or incineration, reduction of the biowaste stream contamination, increasing efficacy of biowaste collection, and when the packaging is hardly separable from its organic waste content.
Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi, CMD, UFlex Limited, Releases Report on Recyclability of Multi-Layer Mixed Plastics (MLP) At An Industry Event on Sustainable Packaging
Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman and Managing Director, UFlex Limited, recently released a report on recyclability of Multi-Layer mixed Plastic (MLP) waste at an event organized and hosted by Plastic Packaging Research and Development Centre (PPRDC).