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There are many reasons why recycled PET can turn yellow when remelted into pellets or new products. 28 July 2015
Procter & Gamble says its Unstopables line of fabric care products will increase its post consumer recycled resin content to 50%. 24 July 2015
There’s recycled plastic containers, recycled plastic park benches and even clothing made from recycled plastic fibre. 21 July 2015
European Bioplastics, a trade group that represents the bioplastics industry, has welcomed efforts by the European Parliament to revive plans for moving towards a circular economy. 15 July 2015
Regain Polymers, the UK compounder and recycler of post-consumer rigid plastics, has been bought by German investment firm Aurelius Group for an undisclosed sum. 14 July 2015
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called on the European Commission to set binding waste-reduction targets in its Circular Economy proposals which are scheduled to be announced later this year. They also want mandatory reporting of indicators for resource efficiency. 13 July 2015
A new Hungarian research and development centre focused on the use of recycled PET waste for food grade packaging has been established in Karcag, east of Budapest. 13 July 2015
A PET bottle-collecting machine that pays users through their smart phones? An app that you can use to order pickup of recyclable items from your home?
 
9 July 2015
Another big-time name is putting its support behind the Recycling Partnership, a non-profit group aimed at boosting curbside recycling. 9 July 2015
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


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