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  • Dutch Global chemical company LyondellBasell announced on 18 November its decision to move ahead with constructing an advanced recycling plant at its site in Wesseling, Germany.  The commercial scale ...
  • An innovative proposal to tackle the global plastic pollution crisis with a combination of DNA-like encoding of plastics and international law has been put forward by a transdisciplinary team of resea ...
  • A leaked draft of the EU’s new packaging law has caused a furore among the beverage industry, who claim it poses significant risk to their business and existing recycling systems.  The revised packagi ...
  • Researchers from Victoria University believe seaweed can be harnessed to replace plastic packaging. Now, they have teamed up with China which grows and harvests around three-quarters of the world’s se ...
  • The Greener Manufacturing Show held alongside Plastic Waste Free World Europe (9-10 Nov, Cologne, Germany) welcomed almost 3,000 unique visitors from 50+ countries, spanning six continents with its 17 ...
  • Virginia-based textile recycling start-up Circ has announced that it secured a $30 million dollar series B funding round with support from well-known industry names, including Inditex. The firm said i ...
  • Naturbeads, a company that produces plant-based alternatives to harmful plastic microbeads, has received funding to scale-up operations.  Naturbeads’ £1.3m (US$1.5m) of funding has come from Italian V ...
  • Scientists at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a new, PET-like plastic that is made from non-edible parts of plants. EPFL says the plastic is tough, heat-resistant, ...
  • Finnish oil firm Neste announced on July 13 that it has received a grant approval for up to EUR 135 million from the EU Innovation Fund to build chemical recycling capacities at its Porvoo refinery in ...
  • Press release Shell Chemicals Park Moerdijk, a subsidiary of Shell plc, announced on July 13 a new investment that supports its plan to transition the chemicals park into a site able to serve the chan ...