UPM Raflatac and Orthex have joined forces to offer household products and their labeling made of recycled plastic saved from ending up as marine litter. The products include buckets, wash bowls and water scoops. To achieve this, both companies are part of value chains that collect the plastic waste and transform it back into raw materials.

• Dow, W&H and B&B unveil next generation of recyclable packaging at K 2022 fair.
• New wide-format MDO-PE pouch with final web width of 2x1260 mm designed for recyclability without compromising on quality, efficiency nor performance.
• Printed at 400 meters per minute. Final validation on commercial packaging line with 80 bags per minute.

New dedicated recycling plant adding 200,000 Tonnes capacity. Commissioning in 2023 and expected to be fully operational by 2025

Builds new capability based on 20 years of experience in meeting the needs of the circular economy through its CICLIC® and GRANIC® product lines.
Wide range of CICLIC® brand recycled polyolefins matching virgin resin properties with up to 70% reduction in carbon footprint
Up-cycling with fully traceable waste streams, to deliver consistent and reliable products

ExxonMobil will demonstrate sustainable solutions which include certified-circular polymers made using its Exxtend™ technology for advanced recycling of plastic waste at the booths of industry-leading machine manufacturers (OEM) at K2022. For full details and directions to these OEM collaborations, visitors should visit ExxonMobil’s Information Hub (North Entrance #11).

ExxonMobil will demonstrate sustainable solutions that incorporate mechanically recycled content with ExxonMobil performance polymers to help maintain/boost performance, and mono-material structures that are designed to help create products that are more easily recycled[1], at the booths of industry-leading machine manufacturers (OEM) at K2022. For full details and directions to these OEM collaborations, visitors should visit ExxonMobil’s Information Hub (North Entrance #11).

In addition to the Association for Plastic Recyclers (APR) recognition in North America in 2021, SimpliCycle is now recognized by RecyClass in Europe as fully compatible in the PET, HDPE, and PP recycling streams

Cepi has unveiled today the update of its European harmonised recyclability test method, developed in collaboration with actors from the entire paper value chain, including specialised testing laboratories. Essential to the project was the support of 4evergreen members, which over a 9-month period carried out a battery of tests that informed the improvements of the method and the development of three technical annexes.

The desire for efficiency and sustainability characterises the plastics industry and presents it with ever new challenges. How can manufacturing and decoration processes be optimised? Which sustainable raw materials can be used, and with which technologies are industry and consumers approaching the circular economy? All these questions are in focus at K 2022. At the leading international trade fair for the plastics industry from 19 to 26 October 2022 in Düsseldorf, the industry will come together to present its latest solutions.

Huhtamaki and Stora Enso have joined forces to launch a new paper cup recycling initiative, The Cup Collective. The programme, which is the first of its kind in Europe, aims to recycle and capture the value of used paper cups on an industrial scale. Initially the programme will be implemented across the Benelux. With the aim of setting new standards for paper cup collection and recycling in Europe, The Cup Collective has issued an open invitation for partners from across the supply chain to get involved in working towards a systemic European solution.

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