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Latvian plastics waste recycler Nordic Plast has invested more than €2.5m to expand the production capacity through a modernisation project at its plant in Olaine, Latvia. 16 September 2014
Hungarian plastics recycler Polyter-Mix has launched a new 1,400 square metre production hall at a site in Körösladány in south eastern Hungary. 15 September 2014
Sita, the Netherlands based recycling and waste-to-energy unit of French water treatment and waste management company Suez Environment, has acquired the recycling activities of the Houweling Group  (which focuses on the international trade in containers, transport and warehousing).   11 September 2014
Concerns over the amount work needed to be done to hit the government’s plastics recycling targets might have been eased after the initial findings of a report on packaging recycling obligations suggested the industry was doing “better than expected”. 5 September 2014
PET is the most recycled plastic material in Europe, according to a Brussels-based trade association. New figures from Petcore Europe, a non-profit trade body located in the Belgian capital, said the equivalent of around 65 billion bottles – 1.64 million tonnes – was recycled in the region last year, up 7% on 2012. 2 September 2014
A statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in California is just a signature away. 1 September 2014
In its second attempt of the week, the California Assembly approved a bill that would ban single-use plastic bags statewide, the first such ban in the United States.
29 August 2014
Starlinger & Co. of Vienna, Austria, has introduced its C-VAC module for recycling post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste into high-grade secondary plastics.
14 August 2014
Polythene manufacturer BPI Group – parent company of bpi.recycled – has cut its packaging waste by one third in the past six years, the company has revealed. 13 August 2014
Plastics Recyclers Europe has started a project to develop recycling guidelines for PET trays. The association is responding to difficulties presented by PET trays in existing recycling streams.
12 August 2014
Bulgarian plastics film and packaging group Megaport has launched a new €1.84m plastics waste recycling plant in the western Bulgaria city of Veliko Turnovo. 8 August 2014
At the Plastics Recycling Expo, organised by Crain Communications in Telford, UK, in June, Paolo Glerean, sales director at Aliplast and board member of Plastics Recyclers Europe, spoke about how packaging design affects recyclability.  29 July 2014
Mexican recycling giant PetStar SAPI de CV, owned by the System of Coca-Cola Bottlers in Mexico, has doubled the capacity of its facility to 130 million pounds through an investment in excess of $100m (€74.3m). 25 July 2014
Turkish plastics producer Yiğiter Teknik Makine is planning to increase its output from 10m plastic pieces per month to 40m. The robust increase will be enabled by the launch of a new factory in 2014, reports local business daily Dunya. 22 July 2014
Intarema, a recycling plant system launched at K 2013 by Erema, has exceeded the Austrian company’s sales expectations. 18 July 2014

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