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New report "Plastics The Facts 2023": Circular plastics share on the rise

According to the report, 37.8 million tonnes of circular plastics were produced globally from bio-based and recycled raw materials in 2022.

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Associations demand recognition of mass balance

20 plastics supply chain associations are urging recognition of the mass balance approach to chemical recycling of plastic waste.

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Fakuma 2023: full house, satisfied exhibitors

1,636 exhibitors and more than 39,000 visitors were counted by P.E. Schall, the promoter of the trade fair from 17 through 21 October 2023.

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Fakuma 2023 is set to become a "feast for plastics"

This year's international trade fair for plastics processing will focus on circular economy, recycling and sustainability next week in Friedrichshafen.

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Returnable PET bottle made from 100 percent recyclate

TÖNISSTEINER is the first mineral water bottler in Germany to introduce a returnable PET bottle made from 100 percent recycled plastic.

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HolyGrail-2.0: Pilot test planned in France

With this, the Digital Watermarks initiative says it is entering the final phase of R&D trials.

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Rewindo: again more PVC waste windows recycled in Germany

Bonn-based Rewindo GmbH reports a slight increase in the recycling of PVC window waste in 2022, with growth of just under four percent.

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Single use plastic fund: Bundestag sets levy rates by decree

The Bundestag has passed the ordinance for the Single-Use Plastic Fund, which sets the levy rates and the payment system.

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Changes to EU consumer protection laws

The EU Council and Parliament have reached agreement on amendments to the directives on consumer protection and unfair commercial practices, Euwid reports.

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Voluntary commitment of fluoropolymer manufacturers

Fluoropolymer manufacturers have developed a voluntary commitment with PFAS limits for European production sites.

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