Plastics Recyclers Europe reports a 13% increase in installed plastics recycling capacity | Article

According to data from Plastics Recyclers Europe, the total installed plastics recycling capacity in Europe increased by 1.1MT in 2020, compared to the previous year, representing a 13% rise. The organisation says that these figures demonstrate the plastics recycling industry’s resilience in the face of challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic,Continue Reading

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The movement against single-use plastics could pose a new challenge for paper recyclers. As consumers shift to paper items, recyclers face the prospect of managing a new flood of paper cups, cartons and other items made with new coatings that may not be fully compatible with their operations. The sustainableContinue Reading

Henkel adhesive system recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers for recyclability

Driving recyclability in flexible packaging BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has recognized Henkel’s Loctite Liofol LA 4220 RE/Loctite Liofol LA 3180 RE for recyclability. This two-component adhesive system for PE film lamination is association’s first 100% solids, solvent-free adhesive system for flexibleContinue Reading

Plastics-to-oil recyclers face a double struggle

At a recycling plant in Swindon, 80 miles west of London, an experiment to turn used plastics into oil is under way. If successful, the portable “chemical recycling” plants used in the process — designed to fit into shipping containers — will one day be sold worldwide. Some 350m tonnesContinue Reading