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Chemical recycling offers major potential for plastic packaging

Issues surrounding plastic packaging waste and how we tackle it continue to dominate the headlines. Pressure is growing to find…

Dow signs up to chemical recycling

Chemical giant Dow has struck a deal with the Fuenix Ecogy Group for the supply of pyrolysis oil feedstock, made…

Legislation call for chemical recycling

Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has called for a package of measures to ensure that the chemical recycling (CR) of plastics…

Eastman makes big strides in chemical recycling of plastics

US chemical company Eastman has developed two circular production processes. Eastman is building a facility, expected to be completed in…

Chemical recycling breakthrough from Taiwan

Taiwan textile supplier Far Eastern New Century has developed an ‘all-in-one’ chemical recycling solution for mixed polyester textiles. ‘During the…

Chemical specialist makes light of bulky waste challenge

A German chemical company is leading research into obtaining high-value recycled polyols from plastic waste such as mattresses and upholstery….

California pioneers chemical process for dirty plastics

US start-up BioCellection has developed a chemical process to recycle contaminated plastic film. The material is shredded but doesn’t have…

Chemical recycling of plastics may reach new heights

ReNew ELP is constructing its first commercial-scale plastics recycling facility in Wilton, UK, based on its ‘breakthrough’ Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor…

Chemical-based technology has big impact on PET recycling

Europe – DEMETO is the name given to a new European project focusing on the chemical recycling of coloured PET…

NOVA Chemicals proves recyclable food-grade packaging isn’t impossible

United States – NOVA Chemicals Corporation has developed an ‘easily recyclable’ oxygen-barrier film which means companies no longer need to…

Bacteria’s impressive biochemical abilities a ‘game-changer’ for electronics recycling

Australia – Have you ever heard of nugget-producing bacteria? Chances are, they hold the key to more efficient processing of…