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  • Belgian Plastic Waste Plan is Weak

    The Flemish Government (Flemish dutch speaking region) asked the packaging industry to come up with a plan to reduce the use of plastics and litter. The plan the industry came up with lacks ambition. Some consider the plan to be a bit of a joke in fact. Flemish Environment Minister proposed a plan to reduce waste last month. A deposit scheme for plastic bottles was included in the plan but the ...


    By Bioplastics News

  • Why Member States should reject the Norwegian proposal at OECD level

    Following the adoption of the Norwegian proposal on the 10th of May 2019 to amend the Basel Convention by the Conference of Parties, FEAD concurs with the European Council’s position from 15th April 2019 concerning the outcome of the COP 14, and its potential incorporation into the legal framework. FEAD supports maintaining the current proceedings for the shipment of non-hazardous plastic ...

  • Canada Aims at Zero Plastic Waste

    At the same time, environmental groups say they want to eliminate litter from single-use plastics like bags and cutlery by 2025. The Canadian Plastics Industry Association and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada announced Monday that they aim to make 100 per cent of plastic packaging recyclable or “recoverable” — divertable from landfills for use in products like ...


    By Bioplastics News

  • The Age of Marine Garbage

    On September 16, 2017, ECOGESTUS Lda. Participated in the inauguration of the exhibition “A Era do Lixo Marinho” which will run until March 31, 2018. The exhibition aims to raise awareness among the general population about the current problem of marine waste , in particular plastic waste, which constitutes more than 80% of the waste present in marine ...


    By Ecogestus Lda.

  • CARBIOS and SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT sign a preliminary agreement for a future collaboration to optimize the recovery of plastic waste

    Carbios, a green chemistry company developing cutting-edge technologies in the recovery of plastic waste and the production of bio-polymers, and SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT announced the signing of a preliminary agreement for future cooperation in the field of recovery and recycling of plastic waste. This agreement shapes the two companies’ common strategy to place circular economy at the heart of ...


    By Suez Environnement

  • Plastic garbage: from waste to resource

    Only 25% of plastic waste is currently recycled in the EU. This is quite alarming considering the dangerous consequences it has on the environment and human health. However, Vittorio Prodi, an Italian member of the S&D group, believes plastic waste can also have an economic value. We talked to him about the resolution on plastic waste he guided through Parliament. Even without well-developed ...


    By European Parliament

  • U.S. EPA applauds American Samoa’s decision to ban plastic shopping bags

    The US Environmental Protection Agency today applauds the Governor, Legislature and residents of America Samoa for enacting restrictions banning plastic shopping bags – reducing their waste and protecting the environment in a single action. “We welcome American Samoa’s leadership in the Pacific islands to ban plastic shopping bags,” said Jared Blumenfeld, the EPA’s ...

  • Solving the Problem of Plastic Waste in Oceans

    Ocean Conservancy today announced the global launch of Stemming the Tide: Land-based strategies for a plastic-free ocean – a first-of-its-kind, solutions-oriented report. Produced in partnership with the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment, the report outlines specific land-based solutions for plastic waste in the ocean, starting with the elimination of plastic waste leakage in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Discussions on plastic waste is welcomed by the Waste to Energy industry

    A consultation on how to reduce the impact of plastic waste on the environment has been launched after the European Commission published a Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment. The green paper published by the European Commission, European Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment, explains that plastic is often perceived as a cheap and disposable material and recycling rates for ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Plastic waste problem is real, so is the solution

    Rolling Stone magazine this week published an article called “Planet Plastic,” focused on the problem of plastic waste. The American Chemistry Council issued the following statement, which may be attributed to Keith Christman, ACC’s managing director of plastics markets: “Rolling Stone’s recent article “Planet Plastic” tells an important story in a ...

  • Making plastic waste valuable: turn it into fuel?

    Most developed economies are experiencing problems with plastic waste. Prior to 2018, much of it was sent to China, in principle to be recycled. In practice, much was burnt or simply ended up in the oceans. While other export destinations in Asia or Africa have taken some of the slack since the Chinese ban, tighter regulations in many of these countries have rapidly been introduced. In the ...


    By AcuComm Limited

  • Plastic bottles shredder in plastic bottles recycling

    As one of the biggest countries of plastic consumption, China used to import most of the recyclable waste and recycled them. With the development of economic and the awareness of protecting environment, China government issued a ban of importing foreign waste in July of 2017, which came into force at the end of 2017. The ban list includes waste plastic, unsorted waste paper, waste textile raw ...


    By Harden Machinery Ltd.

  • Turning the Tide on Plastic Waste

    A new report is calling on Ontario to act to stop the proliferation of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. The report released today, Turning the Plastic Tide: How to Protect the Great Lakes and Fight Plastic Pollution,recommends that the province introduce a deposit return on plastic bottles to dramatically increase recycling rates. “Plastic pollution is a serious and growing problem in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 270,000 tons of plastic waste floating in oceans

    A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans. That's enough to fill more than 38,500 garbage trucks. The plastic is broken up into more than 5 trillion pieces, said the study published Wednesday in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. The paper is the latest in a nascent field where scientists are trying to better understand how much of the synthetic ...


    By Associated Press

  • Plastic waste: European Parliament sounds the alarm

    The most hazardous plastics and certain plastic bags should be banned by 2020, as part of an EU strategy to reduce plastic waste in the environment, says the European Parliament in a resolution voted on Tuesday. The EU should also introduce binding plastic waste recycling targets, MEPs add. The resolution, a call for action further to a European Commission green paper, was passed by a show of ...


    By European Commission

  • Thailand bought waste plastic pyrolysis plant from Doing company

    This waste plastic pyrolysis plant has a small capacity; it could process 1 ton waste tyres or waste plastic per day. In Thailand, there is so much waste plastic in the household garbage. Our client purchase this waste plastic pyrolysis plant to process the waste plastic. Normally, if the plastic is wet, the oil yield could reach up to 30%, and if it is dry, it could be 50%-60%. On 18th, October, ...

  • Preparing bioplastics for analysis using Specac Film Makers - Spectroscopy Solutions

    Bioplastics are a viable solution to the mounting problem of synthetic plastic waste. Even with increasing recycling rates, around 53% of waste in the US is sent to landfill, with plastic waste making up around 19% of that1. Although there are signs that people are becoming more attuned to the environmental damage plastic waste can cause, the fact remains that is a crucial part of our everyday ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Drastic drop in exports outside EU & performance downgrade of recycling in EU to be expected from new trade rules for plastic waste

    On May 10, after two weeks of meetings between the Conference of Parties (COPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions in Geneva, 180 governments adopted the Norwegian proposal to amend the Basel Convention. Mixed plastic wastes have been moved from the ‘green’ list’ to the regime of the ‘amber list’. Outside or within EU, exports of plastic waste that are ...

  • What should we do about plastic waste? New Green Paper opens EU-wide reflection

    Plastic has become an unavoidable material in our modern world. Plastics are versatile and durable, but this durability can make disposal problematic. A Green Paper published by the European Commission today aims to launch a structured discussion about how to make plastic products more sustainable throughout their life cycle and reduce the impact of plastic waste on the environment. Environment ...

  • FEAD Signs & Reacts to Circular Plastics Alliance’s Declaration

    FEAD joins the Circular Plastics Alliance & yet highlights the importance of a stronger policy to significantly improve plastic waste recycling and reincorporation of recycled polymers into new products In the pursuit of a stronger commitment towards concrete measures, FEAD nevertheless signs the Circular Plastics Alliance’s Declaration which aims to ensure that 10 million tonnes of ...

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