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Fresh salmon packed with Styropor® Ccycled™: The world’s first EPS fish boxes based on chemically recycled plastics introduced in Norway

Ludwigshafen, Germany and Vartdal/Bømlo, Norway, 14 December 2021 – Fresh fish and ChemCycling™: How does this go together? In a joint project, three companies have demonstrated how it works: BASF as raw material supplier for EPS, VARTDAL PLAST, who converts the beads into filet fish boxes and Bremnes Seashore that uses the boxes for the transport of some of its high-quality salmon brand BÖMLO® as of Christmas 2021.

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Mission Compostable: Cambridge BID launches new public bins to help cut emissions

Cambridge is on a mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the city. It is estimated that emissions from composting food waste are just 14% compared to sending it to landfill. This fact led Cambridge BID, in partnership with Countrystyle Recycling and Envar, to introduce four new public bins for food scraps and compostable packaging. The bins are close to food retailers using verified compostable products, so customers getting takeaways can dispose of waste in the most eco-friendly way.

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Ampacet OdorClear™ – Odor absorbing masterbatches that optimize use of post-consumer resins

Ampacet OdorClear™ is a range of powerful wide spectrum odor-absorbing masterbatches designed to neutralize odors of post-consumer recycled material. Post-consumer recycled plastics often have a strong smell due to the presence of contaminants or residual contents that degrade during the recycling process. These odors affect the consumers’ perception of product and brand quality.

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Global bioplastics production will more than triple within five years

‘The importance of a more than 200% growth rate within the next five years cannot be overstated. Before 2026, the share of bioplastics in the total global production of plastics will pass the 2% mark for the first time. Our formular of success is a strong belief in the abilities of our industry, the aspiration for continuous innovation, and the courage to make the necessary financial investments’, explains François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics.

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Mixed Waste Sorting Changing The Game At Ivar Iks In Norway

TOMRA and a Norwegian waste sorting plant have demonstrated that mixed waste sorting prior to disposal is a superior solution to separate collection. Since it stopped the separate collection for plastics in its region and unleashed the power of mixed waste sorting, the facility increased recovery rates from 28% to 82% and achieved recycling rates of 56,4%, thus meeting the EU’s 2025 recycling targets ahead of time. Today, IVAR ranks first in processing MSW by volume.

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