Petcore Europe News & Events

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The European Plastics Converters (EuPC), Petcore Europe, the Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP), Plastics Europe and the Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) support this joint position on the Circular Economy Package: Zero Plastics to landfill by 2025. This will ensure that plastic waste can be used as a resource and does not end up in the environment. The 55% plastic packaging “preparing for re-use and recycling” target by 2025 is challenging but we are...
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DEMETO: modular, scalable and high-performance DE-polymerization by MicrowavE TechnolOgy The new European project on chemical recycling DEMETO is officially launched. DEMETO aims at enabling chemical de-polymerization of PET at industrial scale based on its microwave-based process intensification, focusing as a start on coloured bottles waste.
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Report from the Petcore Europe Thermoforms Working Group and its public workshop The market for PET thermoforms in Europe is continuously growing, especially since PET is displacing other materials for packaging applications. Currently, the total European Union, Switzerland and Norway market for PET thermoforms is estimated to be 1 to 1.1 million tons PET virgin and r-PET, including imports. In this context, Petcore Europe has started in 2015 its Thermoforms...
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More than 9 years have passed since the publication of the Regulation (EC) No. 282/2008 setting up the rules on the use of recycled plastic materials in food applications. To this date, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has adopted more than 140 positive scientific opinions on the safety of processes to recycle plastics for use in food contact materials. Following these opinions, the European Commission is in a position to officially authorize the...
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On 27 September 2017, the Petcore Europe ODR Working Group gathered for its 4th meeting at France Plastiques Recyclage (FPR) near Paris. Next to update presentations of all Task Forces and presentations on new developments within the industry, also a visit to the PDR plant was organised. For more information on our WG and how to join, check our WG website here .

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