Oil firm Total to double production of recycled PP for automotive sector

Major oil firm Total will increase its production of recycled polypropylene (PP) for the automotive sector to 40,000 tonnes, it has announced.
pet

Recycling prices and market commentary: 1 November 2019

Paper and plastic recycling markets remain in very different places at the moment. While the market for plastic packaging...
HDPE bottles recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 25 October 2019

With the National Packaging Waste Database Q3 data being published this week, this had an impact on PRN/PERN prices.
Henrik Thunman from Chalmers University of Technology

Process developed for recycling high quality plastics

Scientists from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have developed a process for recycling plastics at high quality. Taking...
Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa planning beverage carton recycling plant

A beverage carton recycling plant is being planned by Smurfit Kappa in collaboration with companies HVC and Bluemats. It...

India confirms ban on import of recycled PET flake

Recycled PET flake imports are banned, the Indian Government has confirmed. In a move to clarify its order of...
cardboard

Recycling prices and market commentary: 18 October 2019

Low OCC prices are becoming an increasing concern for the recycling market at present. With the price dropping again,...
Recycling exports

Recycled plastic export report: August 2019

Please note this report just focuses on the waste polymers of ethylene commodity code (391510), as exports of other plastics are relatively...

Funding granted to develop bacterial recycling of plastics

A study looking to develop bacterial recycling of plastics has been granted funding of £1.5 million. The ERA -...
plastics

Recycling prices and market commentary: 11 October 2019

Materials recycling prices fell this week across many grades, with no price rises seen on anything. Many materials were stable though.
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