The new DIN standard DIN SPEC 91446 for the classification of plastic recyclates is to come into force from October.
Customers of the Zentek dual system can make a financial contribution to ensuring that more than 63 percent of plastic packaging is recycled.
Nestlé, Papier Mettler and Grüner Punkt have developed an LDPE shrink film that will be made of half recyclates.
Ulrich Reifenhäuser and Guido Frohnhaus were unanimously elected as new members of the governing board of the SKZ Plastics Center.
If at least ten million additional tons of recyclates are to be used in 2025, as planned by the EU, their use in products will have to more than double.
The smaller containers of Coca-Cola's core brands will also be offered in bottles made from 100 percent recycled PET with immediate effect.
Under the name "IrgaCycle," BASF is introducing new additive solutions designed to improve the properties of mechanically recycled plastics.
The first sorting tests with micro-marked packaging are reported to have begun in Copenhagen as part of the "Holy Grail 2.0" initiative.
Together, the associations GKV, Plastics Europe and VDMA want to promote the circular economy and generate enthusiasm for the material.
For the second time, the retail companies are offering household products that come from their own recycling loop.