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Kassel Waste and Resources Forum 2024

The 35th Kassel Waste and Resources Forum will take place at the Kongress Palais Kassel from 9 to 11 April 2024.

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PPWR: Criticism of the extension of reusable packaging obligations

Industry associations are calling for the planned reusable packaging requirements for industrial packaging to be removed from the current proposal, reports Euwid.

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Aldi Süd vending machine where disposable and returnable deposit bottles can be returned

Aldi Süd tests the sale and return of reusable drinks

Since the beginning of March, the discounter Aldi Süd has been testing the sale and return of drinks in reusable packaging.

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Malt residues as a raw material for packaging

Swiss researchers have extracted an aerogel from brewer's grains that is said to be suitable for the production of biodegradable packaging.

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EU Commission plans to capture and utilise carbon dioxide

An EU Commission draft for a carbon management strategy envisages the creation of a CO₂ internal market.

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A white and a transparent new empty plastic tray lie on a light-coloured surfaceChemical plant of BASF Corporation in Port Arthur, Texas

Carbios technology for PLA receives FDA approval

According to the company, PLA recyclates can now be used to produce food packaging in the USA.

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Bar chart on newly calculated values for the carbon footprint of naphtha, polyethylene, polypropylene and plyethylene terephthalate (PET)

Carbon footprint of fossil plastics: higher than previously assumed

Petroleum-based plastics are said to have a higher carbon footprint than previously assumed.

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A technical device with hoses and two camera lenses for sorting plastic waste

Fraunhofer project aims to leverage potential for plastics recycling

The Waste4Future lighthouse project aims to significantly increase the mechanical recycling of plastics through sensor-assisted sorting, among other things.

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Title of the study: Material flow diagram for plastics in Germany in 2023 - facts and figures on the life cycle of plastics, with a map in the background

Study plastics flow 2023: Data collection started

Data from companies involved in plastics production, processing and recycling will soon be collected again for the study.

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Plastic-wrapped portions of salad, carrots and fruit in the chiller cabinet of a supermarket

IK: Key issues paper on the PPWR

According to Euwid, the IK is once again in favour of uniform, material-neutral and enforceable packaging rules in the EU Packaging Regulation.

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