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  1. The EU’s recycling roadmap

    The EU has set a goal of recycling 10 mt of plastic per year by 2025. The lengthy declaration and its commitments for reaching the EU target, set by the European Strategy for Plastics, were presented and adopted at an event in Brussels, Belgium, today (20 September). The alliance,...

  2. Recycling in Russia: what is coming ahead

    Recycling in Russia: what is coming ahead. It has been almost a year since the waste management reform was enacted in Russia. What do you think of its results? As recycling companies fought to become regional operators and relied on inaccurate ...

  3. Myths about plastic

    ... as the only thing to blame, it will build up pollution levels rather than bring them down. Myth No. 4. Plastics are non-recyclable There are seven resin identification codes (RIC) of polymer packaging, with only No. 3 and No. 7 having a low recycling potential, while PET, polyethylene terephthalate used for beverage bottles, is fully recyclable if collected properly. Myth No. 5 Any degradable material is better than plastic Opponents of plastic believe that polymers are ...

  4. Not a ban but a call for recycling

    ... to cut down production and encourage consumers to reuse plastic bags. In addition, Rospotrebnadzor suggests that biodegradable packaging technology be developed. Maxim Remchukov, Sustainable Development Director at SIBUR, shared insights on recycling as a potential solution to waste problem in an interview with RBC's What Does It Mean? show. According to Maxim, there should not be a ban but a search for ways to promote waste sorting and recycling. “Any type of plastic, once it becomes ...

  5. BIAXPLEN at Labelexpo Europe

    Russia’s leading producer of BOPP films attended an international trade show in Belgium. Labelexpo Europe is the world’s largest label and package printing trade show. Held in Brussel, the 40th anniversary edition of the event featured the most advanced technologies in label and package printing, machinery, consumables and software. On the whole, the exhibition attracted 37,903 visitors from 140 countries, who came to see 693 exhibitors occupy about 40,000 sq m. This time, the exhibition...

  6. K 2019

    ... the spotlight was turned on circular economy. The special exhibition Plastics Shape the Future was dedicated to burning issues, such as packaging waste, marine litter and climate change on the one hand, and resource conservation, energy efficiency and recycling on the other. The Science Campus of K 2019 was set to establish a dialogue between science and industry, and sought to minimise the industry’s environmental impact. SIBUR showcased PE and PP grades to be produced at ZapSibNeftekhim to its ...

  7. Plastic packaging industry trends

    PolyER hosted a round-table discussion on plastic packaging. Plastic recycling challenges It was the first time a packaging manufacturer brought all stakeholders around the table. The attendees included feedstock suppliers, packaging manufacturers and customers, plastic collection and recycling operators. The participants ...

  8. The basic premise of circular economy

    ... dwindling primary resources and accelerating consumer demand growth, this prompts businesses and governments worldwide to move from the linear economy to the principles of sustainable development. These include the circular economy which allows for recycling of used products. A French activist holds a poster explaining that production of a pair of jeans requires as much water as one person consumes in 12 years. The circular economy, or the economy in loops, is a new economic model ...

  9. Plastic asphalt

    ... KK PolyBlend road pavements. Photo: facebook.com/plasticroads. The blend is mixed in the ratio of 8:100 to the total weight of bitumen in the asphalt concrete mixture, thus improving road pavements. Bangalore, where the company’s waste recycling plant is based, has seen ca. 2,000 km of roads laid using KK PolyBlend, with some 8,000 tonnes of plastic waste used for this purpose. The new pavement has stood the test of time. In 2009, the Central Pollution Control Board of India published ...

  10. Cash a bottle

    ... challenges to be addressed. “At the moment, there is no clear understanding of how to implement such initiatives in line with all sanitary standards and the rules that apply across the logistics chain, I mean container collection, transportation and recycling,” a source at Magnit told Kommersant. According to the Retail Companies Association (representing Azbuka Vkusa, Magnit, Lenta, AUCHAN and others), the existing sanitary regulations prevent retailers from placing reverse vending machines in ...

  11. Recycling in style at Bosco Fresh Fest

    ... festival Bosco Fresh Fest, an open-air contemporary music festival, has been held in Moscow since 2012. This summer it attracted over 12,000 guests. SIBUR chose to become the festival’s environmental partner to promote plastic waste sorting and recycling. To mark the event, SIBUR and Bosco created a capsule collection of raincoats made of recycled polyethylene bags as a way to reuse the plastic and give it a second life. As part of the festival, over 300 guests took part in the #basketbottle ...

  12. Reactor promotes recycling

    ... demand, and businesses increasingly focus on the sustainable use of natural resources to bolster their reputations. In light of this, the question arises whether Russian producers are ready to face these challenges. New business opportunities “Recycling itself and the market availability of recycled products suggest a shift towards the circular economy focused on technological and social innovation,” says Ksenia Karetina, Head of SIBUR’s Analytical Centre. “Meanwhile, plastic materials ...

  13. Polymer recycling

    Russia begins transition to responsible recycling of polymers. The annual global output of polymers has grown eightfold over the past 40 years, growing two to four times faster than production of other materials. Fr om the environmental safety perspective, polymer producers stay ahead of ...

  14. Processing PET: what’s new?

    SIBUR and Alfatechform have held a training workshop on recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Plastic waste recycling is one of today's most relevant topics. SIBUR is actively engaged in various projects to scale up polymer recycling, while also running its own initiatives. On 10–11 April,...

  15. Unwasted opportunity

    In recent years, finding new ways to collect waste for recycling has evolved into a global trend. Discover some of the most interesting examples below. Underground tickets for used bottles In October 2018, metro stations in Istanbul were equipped with exotic “reverse vending machines”. They took in ...

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