EFSA plastics recycling working group: 4th meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on recycling plastics holds 4th meeting; minutes now available online

Low plastic collection rates in U.S.

Plastic recyclers comment on the ongoing problem of low plastic collection rates in the U.S.; criticize soft drink companies for fighting introduction of bottle deposit tax, call for collection rate to rise from 30% to 70%

Launch of Chemical Recycling Europe

New association for chemical recycling launches in Europe; conference on the topic to be held June 4, 2019 in Brussels

Safety of ‘Jász‐Plasztik’ recycling process

EFSA’s CEP Panel considers PET made by recycling process ‘Jász‐Plasztik’ safe for up to 100% use in food contact materials and articles under specified conditions

Enzymatic recycling of PET

CARBIOS announces development of PET bottle made from ‘100% purified terephthalic acid’ obtained by ‘enzymatic biorecycling’ of mixed PET plastic waste, though challenges still remain to produce recycled resin fully comparable to virgin PET

New sleeves to help PET recycling

Industry association endorsed for standardized sleeves on PET bottles, new solution aims to improve sleeve removal before recycling

Plastic bottle recycling in U.S. continues to fall

Latest report from industry groups shows decrease in amount of post-consumer plastic bottles collected for recycling

New PET recycling technology for bottled water

Plastic bottle manufacturers face rising pressure to reduce waste and increase recycled content in PET bottles; new technology aspires to meet demand

EFSA plastics recycling working group: 2nd meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on recycling plastics holds 2nd meeting; minutes now available online

Petcore Europe conference 2019

Petcore Europe conference in February 2019 to discuss ‘perspectives and strategy of the PET value chain’ with focus on EU plastics strategy