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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
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

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