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Entry deadline for Plastics Recycling Awards Europe extended to 18 March

Judging Panel Announced for 2022 Awards – Organisers of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022 have extended the entry deadline for all seven award categories until Friday 18 March 2022. To complete your online #PRAE2022 award entry, simply visit: https://www.prseventeurope.com/prse2022/en/page/awards-2022. The judging panel for the 2022 awards has also been revealed.

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Evergreen to install AI-enabled sorting robotics in third recycling, rPET manufacturing plant

Evergreen, one of North America’s three largest producers of food grade rPET, has announced that it will be installing artificial intelligence-enabled bottle sorting robotics at its Albany, New York plastics recycling and rPET manufacturing facility. When the installation is completed in mid 2022, Evergreen will have deployed 15 high-speed, highly accurate

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Klӧckner Pentaplast: rPET/PET capacity expansion

Klöckner Pentaplast, a global leader in recycled content products and high-barrier protective packaging, has announced its intention to expand its post-consumer recycled content (PCR) PET capacity in North America with a significant investment to further grow its sustainable innovation offering in consumer health, pharmaceutical, and food packaging markets. The company states

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European mechanical plastics recycling exceeded 8 million tonnes in 2021 despite feedstock insecurities caused by Covid-19 slowdown

The waste plastics value chain is a complex and dynamic sector, with an evolving operating environment. New legislation and targets for the recycling of plastics and the use of recyclate are changing the way the whole plastics industry must operate. The mechanical plastics recycling industry, therefore, has become the focal point

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Carbios to build in France its first-of-a-kind manufacturing plant for fully bio-recycled PET in partnership with Indorama Ventures

Carbios (Euronext Growth Paris: ALCRB), developing enzymatic solutions dedicated to the end-of-life of plastic and textile polymers and Indorama Ventures (Bloomberg ticker: IVL.TB), a leading PET manufacturer, jointly announce a collaboration to build a manufacturing plant operating Carbios’ PET bio-recycling technology at Indorama Ventures’ PET production site in France (Longlaville, Meurthe-et-Moselle).

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New partnership to recycle over 1.6 billion PET beverage bottles in the Czech Republic by 2025

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), the world’s largest producer of recycled PET for beverage bottles, completed a deal for an 85% equity stake in Czech Republic-based PET plastic recycler, UCY Polymers CZ s.r.o. (UCY), boosting the country and Europe’s plastic collection and recycling ambitions. As a result of the investment,

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