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GKV calls for European growth agenda

The Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie e.V. (GKV) is calling for a European agenda for growth and competitiveness.

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Portrait photo Ralf Düssel, Chairman of Plastics Europe Germany

Plastics Europe at the start of IFAT: "Discussions give course for optimism"

At IFAT 2024, the association of plastics manufacturers will focus on dialogue on the circular economy of plastics.

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LyondellBasell examines European business

The plastics manufacturer intends to conduct a strategic review of its European assets.

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Coca-Cola and Alpla build PET recycling plant in Mexico

The two companies plan to invest 60 million dollars in the construction of a new high-tech plant.

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New market report on chemical recycling

According to the results of a recent market study by ecoprog, more than 40 chemical recycling plants are in operation worldwide, with over 100 more in planning.

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OMV and Borealis: Supply contracts for plastics recycling with Tomra

The contracts are intended to ensure the continuous supply of sustainable, high-quality raw materials for the recycling activities of both companies.

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Decision of the Federal Council on the EU Pellet Regulation

At its meeting on 26 April 2024, the German Federal Council adopted a statement on the planned EU regulation to prevent pellet losses.

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Stephan Staender (LyondellBasell), Ralf Müller, Christoph Kappenhagen (Yncoris) with contract documents for the construction of a recycling centre in Hürth Knapsack

LyondellBasell builds recycling centre for plastic waste

In the first phase the construction of an advanced sorting centre for mixed plastic waste is planned.

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Markus Kamieth takes the helm at BASF

Markus Kamieth will become Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE at the end of the Annual Meeting on 25 April 2024.

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An agreement on a pilot project to recycle plastics from cars was presented by six participants on a stand at the Chinaplas trade fair, which took place in Shanghai from 23 to 26 April.

Covestro: Pilot for car-to-car recycling of plastics

Materials manufacturer Covestro is working with partners to promote the recycling of plastics from end-of-life vehicles.

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