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Roof of the German Federal Council with lettering

Decision of the Federal Council on the EU Pellet Regulation

At its meeting on 26 April 2024, the German Federal Council adopted a statement on the planned EU regulation to prevent pellet losses.

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Stephan Staender (LyondellBasell), Ralf Müller, Christoph Kappenhagen (Yncoris) with contract documents for the construction of a recycling centre in Hürth Knapsack

LyondellBasell builds recycling centre for plastic waste

In the first phase the construction of an advanced sorting centre for mixed plastic waste is planned.

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Markus Kamieth takes the helm at BASF

Markus Kamieth will become Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE at the end of the Annual Meeting on 25 April 2024.

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An agreement on a pilot project to recycle plastics from cars was presented by six participants on a stand at the Chinaplas trade fair, which took place in Shanghai from 23 to 26 April.

Covestro: Pilot for car-to-car recycling of plastics

Materials manufacturer Covestro is working with partners to promote the recycling of plastics from end-of-life vehicles.

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The new logo of Allianz Verpackung und Umwelt (AVU), formerly known as AGVU - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Verpackung und Umwelt, with its new claim: Gemeinsam Kreisläufe schließen.

From AGVU to Allianz Verpackung und Umwelt (AVU)

The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Verpackung und Umwelt (AGVU) is now known as the Allianz Verpackung und Umwelt (AVU).

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Oat bread packaged in plastic film from the Fonte bakery group in Saudi Arabia

Bread bags made from chemically recycled household waste

Sabic, together with partners in Saudi Arabia, launches the first packaging for bread, that ist said to be made entirely from recycled post-consumer material.

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Close-up of a car tyre tread

Neste: successful processing of pyrolysis oil from used tyres

The pyrolysis oil was processed into raw material for chemicals and plastics at the Neste refinery in Porvoo, Finland.

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Plastics tax postponed again

According to media reports, the law has been delayed because there is still no practicable model for the tax on non-recycled plastic.

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Building and chimneys of a chemical plant in Porvoo, Finland

Borealis invests 4.5 million euros at Porvoo site

The proportion of circular raw materials in production is to be increased by modifying the polyolefin plant's cracker furnace.

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Managing Director Plastics Europe Ingemar Bühler speaks with microphone in hand at IFAT 2024

IFAT 2024: "Closing plastic loops intelligently"

Plastics Europe, one of the official trade fair partners, is putting circular economy centre stage in Munich.

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