plastic waste

Symphony Environmental warns against California plastic bag ban

The US state of California became the first to ban single-use plastic bags in 2014. A decade later, its legislators…

South Africa hosts Plastics Pacts Network ahead of UN plastics treaty

Cape Town in South Africa has welcomed the first-ever in-person meeting of the Plastics Pacts Network. The inaugural three-day intensive…

Reassessing the role of OECD membership in plastic waste exports

Plastics resource efficiency and recycling charity RECOUP has highlighted a major increase in the UK’s export of plastic packaging recycling…

Klöckner Pentaplast makes waves with Recycled Coastal Plastics drive

Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) has partnered with the Keep Sea Blue organisation on the use of Recycled Coastal Plastics, a certified…

How does plastic fit into the larger picture of climate change?

From discarded bags to ocean-drifting bottles, the visible impacts of single-use plastics are unmistakable. While we're well aware of the…

Prevented Ocean Plastic Southeast Asia opens new recycling centre in Jakarta

Prevented Ocean Plastic Southeast Asia (POPSEA) have opened a new recycling collection centre in Jakarta as part of the company’s…

Replacing, not recycling plastic packaging: key to a waste-free future

Over the past 20 years, consumers have become accustomed to recycling plastic packaging.  Bottles, tubs and trays are all routinely…

Towards a more regenerative model in packaging waste in Asia

Asia’s strong economic growth, rapid urbanisation and dominance as a plastics producer have made it the world's top growth market…

LyondellBasell acquires 50% stake in Dutch recycling company

Chemical industry company LyondellBasell has invested in recycling company Stiphout Industries, which sources and processes post-consumer plastic packaging waste. Operating…

SABIC, TotalEnergies and Aramco convert oil from plastic waste into circular polymers

SABIC, TotalEnergies and Aramco have joined forces to convert oil derived from plastic waste into ISCC+certified circular polymers. The plastic…