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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
Brown Water Plastics (BWP) in the US has won an order for barge covers made from mixed plastics waste, said Environmental Recycling Technologies (ERT) whose powder impression moulding process was used to produce the covers. 18 July 2014
Norwegian company Nofir, which runs a nationwide recycling system for fishing and fish farming industry, has organised a large campaign to target discarded equipment from the fishing and farming industry. 17 July 2014
Following the European Commission’s waste review proposal to promote a circular economy, including a ban on burying recyclables in landfills by 2025, European plastics and packaging organisations have given their reactions. Brussels-based Europen, the European organisation for packaging and the environment, supports the proposal but says it regrets the lack of clarity of roles and unjustified cost burden on producers. 4 July 2014
The European Commission has announced that it has adopted proposals, including a landfill ban for recyclable materials, to turn Europe into a more circular economy and boost recycling. The new waste targets for EU members call for 70% of municipal waste and 80% of packaging waste to be recycled by 2030. 2 July 2014
Italian machinery company, Amut, has announced that it has been chosen to be part of a new project by Carbon LITE Recycling. 27 June 2014
Veka Recycling has added a waste PVC collection and processing facility to its UK operation with the acquisition of family-run Trafford Services for an undisclosed sum. 10 June 2014
The European Union’s environment commissioner, Janez Potočnik, has said that a revised package of measures for developing a circular economy, including increased recycling rates, will be revealed soon. 6 June 2014
The 2014 European Commission’s Green Week is under way, with PlasticsEurope a large European trade association, having a stand manned by Captain Busta, a blue space monkey and his assistant Private pong, a pink fur-ball from the Intergalactic Wastebuster Federation (IWF). 4 June 2014
Phoenix Technologies International’s recycled PET now has the backing of the European Food Safety Authority. 29 May 2014
VinylPlus, the sustainable development programme for the European PVC industry, registered a record 444,468 tonnes of recycled PVC last year – keeping the industry on track to meet the challenge of recycling 800,000 tonnes a year by 2020. 9 May 2014
Austria-based recycling technology group Erema has reported that it has increased its orders by 30% over the last two quarters compared to the same period a year before. 28 April 2014
Latin American packaging producer Sinea Industrial has acquired the Gneuss MRS extrusion system in a new recycled PET sheet line installed at its production plant at Lurín in Peru. 25 April 2014
A Polish company intends to employ a Czech developed recycling technology to recycle PET bottle waste at a new processing plant under construction in the Lodz region. NRT Polska has acquired depolymerisation process technology using microwave radiation. 24 April 2014

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