The ERDE (Erntekunststoffe Recycling Deutschland – Crop Plastics Recycling Germany) initiative was again able to significantly increase its collection volumes in 2022. At 645 bring centres and with 3147 on-farm collections, a total of 34 889 tonnes of silage and stretch films were collected and recycled. This corresponds – after deduction of contamination – to 68.7 percent of the silage and stretch films put on the German market. This is confirmed in this year’s annual report to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV).

Dow and Avery Dennison have co-developed an innovative hotmelt label adhesive that enables filmic labels and packaging (PP/PE) to be mechanically recycled together.

The new olefinic hotmelt adhesive is the first of its kind on the label market, designed for chilled food applications.
The solution is approved by Recyclass for recycling in the HDPE colored stream in European markets.

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Eyewear brand MYKITA, and material technology steel maker Alleima, have joined forces in a new collaboration. The left-over steel scrap from the production of eyewear frames is now returned to Alleima to be recycled steel to be sold back to MYKITA. A win-win collaboration and an important sustainability partnership for the future.

First production of cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) pipes based on feedstock from chemically recycled PEX waste

Project demonstrates chemical recycling can process hard-to-recycle waste plastic into high-quality polymer products
Partners to evaluate further cooperation to expand waste material pool as well as recycled volumes

Neste hat seine zweite Testreihe zur Verarbeitung von verflüssigtem Kunststoffabfall im industriellen Maßstab in der Raffinerie in Porvoo abgeschlossen

Insgesamt hat Neste bis heute fast 3.000 Tonnen verflüssigten Kunststoffabfall verarbeitet

Living in the (big) city and enjoying green, nature-oriented surroundings do not have to be mutually exclusive, as the Munich-based start-up Greenling demonstrates. Founder and CEO Johanna Leisch, co-managing director Megan Douglas, and their team are pursuing the goal of giving city dwellers little moments of nature every day with their mini-garden that fits perfectly on the balcony or terrace.

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