plastics

Zotefoams joins RECOUP for sustainable materials technology

Cellular materials technology company Zotefoams has joined RECOUP, a UK-based independent authority focused on the circularity of the sustainable plastics…

Asahi Kasei Europe joins Plastics Europe Germany

The European headquarters of the Japanese technology group Asahi Kasei has become a member of Plastics Europe Germany. Plastics Europe…

Covestro and Encina enter supply agreement for circular raw materials

Germany-based polymer producer Covestro and US-based circular chemicals manufacturer Encina have reached an agreement on a long-term supply of circular…

Coca-Cola partners on Circular Plastics Case Competition

Hillenbrand, the Coca-Cola Company and Net Impact are hosting the second Circular Plastics Case Competition, which encourages emerging business professionals…

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…

Signal: Morrisons ‘achieves 2025 target’ for recycled own-brand packaging

Morrisons has beaten a target to achieve an average of 30% recycled content across its own-brand primary plastic packaging by…

The MENA region: a key player in the changing face of plastics

Plastics are a major topic in the global sustainability conversation, and the future of the plastics industry is taking a…

Global Plastics Treaty: World leaders accused of showing ‘zero ambition’

This week saw international delegates and world leaders debate a Global Plastics Treaty text that has not set out legally…

Formable cellulose-based packaging could replace single-use plastic

In a pilot-scale trial to find alternative raw materials for rigid plastic packages, the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has discovered…

Carbios begins construction on €230m PET biorecycling plant

Carbios has obtained building permits and operating authorisation for a PET biorecycling plant, allowing construction to start. The plant will…