Developments and trends in plastics recycling

Plastic recycling is a key industry for a smooth transition towards the circular economy, not just for the environment, but also for the economy and to achieve the goals set by Europe. It is essential to continue working on optimizing the management and recovery of plastic waste, developing new applications and improving recycling processes.

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New mobile, modular chemical recycling system converts non-recyclable waste into high value-added additives

Chemical recycling consists of a set of thermal, chemical and biological processes that complement mechanical recycling with the aim of achieving the ambitious goal of […]

Infographic: Ecolabels and certifications applicable to the recycling of plastic materials

At AIMPLAS we have created this infographic to help companies to know some of the most important ecolabels and certification related to the recycling of […]

Recycled plastic: a new technology to recycle packages having contained hazardous substances

AIMPLAS, together with  AIDIMME, ARVET, ACTECO and ENPLAST, coordinates the project LIFE EXTRUCLEAN. Thanks to new decontamination technologies, it has been achieved to eliminate 70% more contaminant substances than with the conventional process. In the coming months, the project will be scaled at industrial level and the use of the material obtained in the manufacture of new packages will be validated. 

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Multilayer PET packages to become resins for coatings and the building sector

The company Barpimo from La Rioja (Spain) and AIMPLAS are working on the development of new alkyd and polyester resins from multilayer PET packages wastes

Plastics Recycling Show 2015

Next 25 and 26 November AIMPLAS will attend in Brussels the Plastics Recycling Show 2015, the European exhibition and conference for the plastics recycling industry. […]

Plastic recycling recommendations for the summer holidays

The summer holidays are a period of time in which the use of plastic packaging increases noticeably. A higher consumption of drinks, precooked dishes and […]

Development of functional barriers for the use of recycled materials in multilayer food packaging

BANUS, a Research for SMEs project funded under the 7th Framework Programme, started last 1st of July with the main goal of developing new multilayer […]

AIMPLAS develops a new plastic recovery technology for hazardous substances and mixtures packaging

Since last July, the Plastics Technology Centre, AIMPLAS, coordinates the research on a new and more effective and eco-friendly recycling system for hazardous substances and […]