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Circular economy also for plastic pipes

On October 5, 2023, at the annual conference of the KRV trade association of the plastic pipe industry, the creation of functioning material cycles will be one of the core topics.

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IK: "Cost relief in the crisis"

Manufacturers of plastic packaging are expecting declining sales, earnings and exports, according to a recent economic survey by the IK.

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Delay in EU packaging regulation

EU MEPs are struggling to reach agreement on waste prevention and reduction rules.

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Restriction of microplastics

The sale of products with added microplastics or those that release microplastics when used is gradually banned in the EU.

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New initiative "Climate Protection Plastics Industry

The initiative wants to show ways to improve the CO2 balance in companies. Three SMEs have currently joined the initiative.

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GVM study: Replacement of plastic also leads to higher CO2 emissions

The partial substitution of plastics would increase the amount of climate gases by up to 14 percent. This is the result of current calculations by IFEU.

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Hydrogen generation from plastic waste

US researchers have developed a new method for generating hydrogen from plastic waste, Euwid reports.

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Evonik and Remondis cooperate on mattress recycling

The two companies want to cooperate in the recycling of polyurethane mattresses using a chemical process.

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Sweden wants to abolish tax on plastic bags again

The country's government considers the tax no longer necessary.

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"EU plastic tax": UBA presents report examining economic instruments

The study on a suitable financing model for the levy on non-recycled plastic packaging waste does not come to a clear recommendation.

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