Sustainable Products Initiative consultation

Sustainable Products Initiative consultation

EU public consultation to 9th June 2021 on the Sustainable Products Initiative, targeting mainly recycling and reuse. This Initiative stems from the Green Deal and the new Circular Economy Action Plan and aims to promote products which have low climate impact, are...
NGO report on chemical plastics recycling

NGO report on chemical plastics recycling

Environment NGO recognises potential of chemical plastics recycling but considers more LCA and energy data is needed. A report by Eunomia for the environmental NGO CHEMTrust assesses solvent purification, chemical depolymerisation and thermal depolymerisation...
Eastman announce polyester recycling plant

Eastman announce polyester recycling plant

100 000 t/y of waste polymers will be broken down by methanolysis to chemical building blocks for new quality plastics. The new 250 million US$ plant in Kingsport, Tennessee, is expected be completed in 2022 and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20-30% compared...
BSEF report on impacts of brominated FRs on recycling

BSEF report on impacts of brominated FRs on recycling

The brominated flame retardant industry, BSEF, has published a report by SOFIES discussing brominated flame retardants in WEEE recycling. The report was presumably funded by BSEF (but this is not stated) and appears to be based on 50 references and input from around...
PIN FRs for recycled Tetra-Pak

PIN FRs for recycled Tetra-Pak

PIN flame retardants show to be effective in PEAL, a composite material resulting from recycling of TetraPak packaging. PEAL is produced in Italy by collecting used TetraPaks with paper, processing to remove paper (which is recycled), then separation of impurities and...