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Plasmac, the Aylesbury, UK-based manufacturer of recycling equipment, has become majority owned by Syncro, an Italian family-owned firm operating in the same sector. 15 October 2014
Berndorf, a city in Austria, has made shopping more environmentally friendly by introducing the Berndorf Bag, a bag constructed from woven plastic. The bag was developed by Austrian technology supplier Starlinger & Co under the product name CB*star for the campaign ‟I shop in Berndorf”. 14 October 2014
Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Co is out with expanded sustainability goals, including a desire to double the company’s use of recycled resin in plastic packaging. 14 October 2014
Recommendations to guide the packaging industry on the use of shrink sleeve labels, a move designed to help mitigate such labels' impact on container recycling, have been published in the US. 29 September 2014
A set of new guidelines covering design-for-recycling for PET trays has been published by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), the Brussels-based trade body. PRE hopes to build a value chain for PET trays similar to that operating in the PET bottle sector. 25 September 2014
Vecoplan recently held a grand opening of its 17,000-square-foot technology centre in Bad Marienburg, Germany, equipped with more than 25 machines for processing, recycling or repurposing of waste and biomass. 25 September 2014
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

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