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Nine fire fighters were injured tackling a serious blaze that broke out at the weekend at a plant operated by Austrian plastics recycler Ecoplast south of the city of Graz, Austria. 2 September 2015
Transit packaging manufacturer Georg Utz is aiming to expand its production facility in Kąty Wrocławskie, in Poland’s south-western part. The project will be carried out by local construction company Awbud SA, the latter firm said in a statement. 28 August 2015
Some hands got messy on this one. But US researchers behind a new study believe their sometimes dirty work can help spur on additional plastic recycling. 14 August 2015
Organised by Crain Communications in association with Plastics News Europe and PRW, Europe’s first pan-European exhibition and conference solely dedicated to plastics recycling, the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRS) is to be held at the Tour & Taxis Venue in Brussels on the 25th and 26th November 2015.  12 August 2015
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


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