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Clothing manufacturer Adidas has made a prototype shoe made from recycled ocean plastic waste and deep-sea gillnets. 6 July 2015
Eriez Magnetics Europe has opened a purpose-built recycling separation test centre at its European headquarters in Caerphilly, Wales. 29 June 2015
South Africa’s biggest PET bottle recycler Extrupet has launched Africa’s first bottle-to-bottle recycling operation at its Wadeville recycling site in Johannesburg. The new 3,000 square metre unit equipped by Austrian supplier Starlinger, produces recycled PET resin suitable for food-contact packaging and carbonated soft drinks. 26 June 2015
The revised Circular Economy Package will mainly focus in its new proposal on waste management, higher recycling targets, product design and innovation and research. This is the claim from a European politician at the annual meeting of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) on 18-19 June in Brussels. 24 June 2015
Increased plastics recycling targets could create thousands of additional jobs across Europe and boost the region's economy, according to a new report. The report, written by consultant firm Deloitte and commissioned by the Brussels-based trade body Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), said increased plastics recycling would have “a reinvigorating effect on European Union employment”. 22 June 2015
With a continued strong market for plastic packaging mergers and acquisitions, the owner of the largest plastic bag recycling facility globally and a major producer of bag and film products is reportedly putting the company up for sale. 22 June 2015
Seven Hungarian waste processing companies are being investigated by the Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) for allegedly setting up an illegal market sharing cartel in the battery recycling business. 19 June 2015
The Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (Pirap) was launched on 16 June by Plastics 2020 and Wrap at this year's PDM exhibition in the UK. 17 June 2015
At its Discovery Day customer event in March, Erema launched Intarema RegrindPro, a system for reprocessing thick-walled material in the packaging, electronics and automotive markets. 16 June 2015
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has announced that it aims to reduce the amount of virgin plastics that go into its packaging by upping the use of rPET or renewable plastics to 40%.  12 June 2015
Plastics recycler Axion will be celebrating an increase in its capacity for in-house production of WEEE and ELV-based compounds at next week’s Plastics Recycling (PRE) show in Telford. 9 June 2015
Australia is moving slowly towards having a nationwide container deposit scheme, with the state of Queensland set to join three other states with existing programs. 29 May 2015
More than 70% of China’s plastics recycling companies have left the industry over the past three years, taking hundreds of thousands of jobs away, according to Zhou Kaiqing. 15 May 2015
Austria-based recycling technology company Erema has announced that it hit record figures with its annual sales for the fiscal year of 2014/15, reporting €115m in sales, an increase of 21% and €20m on the previous year. The sales for the group (including Erema, Pure Loop and 3S) stood at €130m for the year. 14 May 2015
Closed Loop Recycling, the Dagenham, UK-based plastic bottle recycler, has been bought out of administration by a Dubai-based investment group, according to reports. 7 May 2015


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