Tag Archives: recycling

FrieslandCampina increases recycled content of its PET bottles to 100%

(PRESS RELEASE) AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, 7-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Dutch multinational dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina announces that it will be making PET bottles from 100% recycled PET (rPET) as from February 2021. Due to the fact that PET bottle can only be … Read the full press release

Commissioning of new waste-to-energy recovery plant lowers Borealis’ CO2 emissions by 20% at its Beringen operations

New state-of-the-art power station transforms non-recyclable waste from local households into electricity and steam Successful first deliveries of steam and electricity to Borealis Beringen operations Borealis moves one step closer to sourcing 50% of its total electricity consumption in operations … Read the full press release

BASF Circular Economy Program: Focus on circular feedstocks, new material cycles and new business models

(PRESS RELEASE)LUDWIGSHAFEN, 10-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF announces the launch of a new Circular Economy Program. The company aims to double its sales generated with solutions for the circular economy to €17 billion by the year 2030 and plans to … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz Energy and ANDRITZ team up on hybrid energy solutions for the hydropower market

Cooperation in the field of hybrid energy solutions between Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH and international technology group and leading supplier of electro-mechanical equipment and services for hydropower stations ANDRITZ (PRESS RELEASE)GRAZ/ WIEN/ KAMENZ, 10-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — New partnership … Read the full press release

Audi and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology with chemical recycling pilot project to bring mixed plastic fractions back into resource-conserving circular system

Pilot project launched: chemical recycling is to enable a closed loop for plastics from automotive engineering Repurposing: recycled plastics waste is processed into pyrolysis oil, which can subsequently be used for new components Marco Philippi, Senior Director Procurement Strategy: “We … Read the full press release

Hydro Volt pilot recycling plant for used electric car batteries receives support from Enova

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 10-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro announces that its joint venture with Northvolt for planned pilot plant for recycling used electric car batteries from the Norwegian car market will receive more than 4 million EUR (NOK 43.5 million) … Read the full press release

Circular economy: Ahlstrom-Munksjö becomes part of Circular Economy for Labels (CELAB) coalition

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 5-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö (HEL: AM1), a leading company active in the sustainable and innovative fiber solutions market, has announced it will join CELAB (Circular Economy for Labels), which is a global coalition recently established to … Read the full press release

Eni’s Versalis and Forever Plast SpA parter over new range of solid polystyrene products made from recycled packaging

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 3-AUG-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Versalis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Italian oil giant Eni specialized in the production of chemicals, and Forever Plast SpA, a leading Italian company in the recovery and recycling of post-consumer plastic at … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval and leading low-pressure gas engine designer WinGD to improve engine efficiency on ships

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 25-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The leading heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling company Alfa Laval further expands its offering to marine customers with the new Alfa Laval CEC-S solution. Catering to the needs of their marine … Read the full press release

Neste demonstrates how circular economy can be promoted in practice through partnership with McDonald’s Netherlands and HAVI

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 24-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s leading provider of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues and the third most sustainable company in the world*, Neste announces a circular economy partnership with McDonald’s Netherlands and HAVI. The collaboration … Read the full press release

Rainwater harvesting system installed on Bentley’s HQ in Crewe, England to mark World Environment Day on 5 June

New rainwater harvesting system installed at Bentley’s Crewe HQ Latest step in Bentley’s water usage sustainability programme – 89 per cent water reduction per car since 2000  Captured rain to be used for maintenance facilities on site New system to … Read the full press release

Hydro achieves carbon neutral goal ahead of schedule

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 25-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Through extensive use of renewable energy sources for aluminium production to ever-advancing technology to reduce electricity consumption and emissions from its operations, Hydro has worked long and hard to reduce its own carbon … Read the full press release

Fortum supports its battery business with the acquisition of Crisolteq

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum strengthens its position in the recycling of high value materials in Europe with the acquisition of 100 percent shareholding in Crisolteq, a Finnish specialist in recycling valuable metals in lithium-ion batteries. This … Read the full press release

Total to increase the supply of recycled polypropylene for automotive applications with Synova’s acquisition 

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 18-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Synova, based in France and leader in manufacturing high-performance recycled polypropylene for the automotive sector, has been acquired by Total. The deal’s amount has not been disclosed. Following the acquisition, Total’s polymers know-how will be combined … Read the full press release

New reusable packaging innovations by Unilever will premiere on the waste-free shopping system Loop™

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ROTTERDAM/PARIS/NEW YORK, NY, USA, 25-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Unilever today (24/01/2019) unveiled reusable packaging innovations across nine of its brands, including four new product formats. The new products will be trialled on Loop™, a global, first-of-its-kind, waste-free shopping system … Read the full press release

Syndial to transform Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW) by recycling it into bio-oil at its pilot plant at the Gela refinery

First major step in the Company’s journey toward building industrial-scale plants, providing significant environmental benefits for large urban areas in Italy and abroad. (PRESS RELEASE) GELA, 28-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Syndial, Eni’s environmental services company, begins operating at its pilot plant at the … Read the full press release

Alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain established to reduce plastics littering across Europe

BRUSSELS, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (11 December 2018), the European Commission launches an alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain as part of its persisting efforts to reduce plastics littering, increase the share of recycled … Read the full press release

Nestlé signs The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

VEVEY, Switzerland, 31-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé today joined forces with other businesses and governments in signing The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment (‘Global Commitment’) at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia. The Global Commitment is an initiative of The Ellen MacArthur … Read the full press release

BP and Johnson Matthey’s award-winning Fischer Tropsch technology to support Fulcrum BioEnergy’s production of biojet fuel from municipal waste

BP and Johnson Matthey announce the signing of the first licensing deal for their innovative, award-winning Fischer Tropsch technology This technology will support Fulcrum’s production of biojet fuel from municipal waste LONDON, 27-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BP and Johnson Matthey … Read the full press release

Borealis Daplen™ polypropylene compound grades with post-consumer recycled content used in specially-built hybrid Volvo SUV

Value chain cooperation helps increase the share of recycled plastics in vehicles VIENNA, 19-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, announce another promising result of value chain cooperation involving the use of post-consumer recycled … Read the full press release

ING to invest in Black Bear Carbon and help the company improve its technology and expand globally

ING has invested in Black Bear Carbon (BBC), a company that recycles old tyres into a raw material used to make things like pen ink, smartphone covers and new tyres. AMSTERDAM, 14-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The raw material ‘carbon black’ is used … Read the full press release

Borealis expands its mechanical recycling capabilities with the acquisition of Austrian plastics recycler Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling GmbH

VIENNA, 18-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling GmbH (“Ecoplast”), … Read the full press release

Aurubis AG to sell its Segment Flat Rolled Products (FRP) business to Wieland-Werke AG

HAMBURG, 04-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Aurubis AG (Aurubis) and Wieland-Werke AG (Wieland), Ulm, signed the contract regarding the sale of Segment Flat Rolled Products (FRP) on March 29, 2018. Execution of the sales contract is subject to approval by the … Read the full press release

ENGIE and SUEZ to develop photovoltaic solar parks in all Recycling & Recovery waste storage facilities in mainland France

ENGIE and SUEZ commit to boosting the energy transition of French regions through a partnership to develop photovoltaic solar parks in all Recycling & Recovery waste storage facilities in mainland France. In total, about 100 sites are concerned, with an … Read the full press release

Recycling programme ‘Every Can Counts’ to support UK based Trek-Drops professional women’s cycling team during the 2018 season

BRUSSELS, 19-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As women’s cycling continues to gain momentum, recycling programme ‘Every Can Counts’ has furthered its investment into the UK based Trek-Drops professional women’s cycling team for the duration of the 2018 season. This is the second … Read the full press release

Tetra Pak CEO Dennis Jönsson: EU’s Plastics Strategy is an important step towards a low-carbon Circular Economy

LAUSANNE, 22-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Tetra Pak pledges to support the European Commission’s Plastics Strategy, announced today as part of the EU Action Plan for a Circular Economy. The company will: Work with industry partners to ensure that by 2030, recycling … Read the full press release

Ekokem’s brand will be changed to Fortum

ESPOO, 03-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum and Ekokem teamed up in 2016 to form a major Nordic circular economy company. Following the successful integration of Ekokem’s operations, Ekokem will now also become Fortum. Ekokem’s brand will be changed to Fortum from … Read the full press release

Piceasoft signs an Online technology agreement with Alternativ Data: Most of the 8-12 million obsolete mobile phones in Norwegian homes can be recycled by consumers themselves

Tampere, Finland, 06-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanitization and switching phones used to be tasks for professionals or for those with extensive technical knowledge. With the new service called Cellfie (www.cellfie.no) consumers can perform the following tasks by themselves: • Have … Read the full press release

European Aluminium Industry calls for more ambitious EU packaging recovery policy and recycling targets

Berlin, 26-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — In view of the upcoming discussions on the guidelines on Extended Producer Responsibility Schemes, the European Aluminium Industry (EAA) calls for a consistent approach at the EU and national level. The EAA has always been a … Read the full press release

Midal Cables Limited named winner of National Grid’s first Supplier Design Awards for its innovative overhead line recycling project

15-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Midal Cables has been announced as the winner of National Grid’s first Supplier Design Awards for its innovative overhead line recycling project, to reduce the need for aluminium and save precious resources. The awards were presented at … Read the full press release