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Working on fund solution for more recyclable packaging

The German government is working on a proposal for a fund solution for the recycling-friendly design of packaging, reports Euwid.

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ERDE hands over extended voluntary commitment to BMUV

Bettina Hoffmann, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUV), received the new voluntary commitment from the ERDE initiative in Berlin.

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Energy aid for plastics recyclers

Companies will once again be able to apply for energy aids from 1 January 2025, the bvse Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management has announced.

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First digital product passport for mattresses

Schlaraffia has announced that it is the first mattress manufacturer in Germany to start introducing a digital product passport.

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Covestro to source raw materials from chemical recycling in the USA

As part of an agreement, the US company Encina will supply Covestro with chemically recycled raw materials from the end of 2027.

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BASF: Markus Kamieth becomes new Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors

Kamieth will succeed Martin Brudermüller as Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Ludwigshafen-based chemical company at the end of April 2024.

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Südpack acquires majority stake in Carboliq

At the beginning of the year, the film manufacturer acquired a majority stake in Carboliq, thereby securing capacities for chemical recycling.

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Pro-K: Sven Weihe appointed Managing Director

Sven Weihe, who has led the pro-K industrial association on an interim basis since the death of Ralf Olsen, has now been appointed as the new Managing Director.

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LyondellBasell receives German Chemistry Prize for the first time

The chemical group's polyolefins division has been awarded the VAA's German Chemistry Prize for the first time.

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Plastics manufacturers: high costs and a weak economy

The economic slump in the plastics manufacturing industry continues, reports Plastics Europe Deutschland (PED).

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