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italPLAST Group

italPLAST is a Romanian company, specialized in plastic processing – recycling waste and processing it into high quality LDPE granules (low density polyethylene) using the best technology in the field.

We transform waste into a raw material, about 500 tons per month, of the highest quality with properties similar to virgin granules. We support packaging manufacturers through our offer of the best quality granules, through efficiency and flexibility. Together we make a constant concern for the environment. We build partnerships in which the client is the one who matters, together we save and reinvest in the environment. We recycle because we support the environment, we are fighting for a healthier environment, a cleaner world.

And we believe that the waste prevention is the most effective way to improve the efficient use of resources. Join us!

www.italplast.eu

Cross Wrap

Cross Wrap Ltd is the world leader in manufacturing automatic bale wrapping, bale opening and bale dewiring machines for the waste and recycling industry such as waste-to-energy, plastic, and paper recycling. Cross Wrap has over 500 machines delivered to customers in over 60 countries worldwide.

Cross Wrap engineers and manufacturers bale wrapping, bale opening, and dewiring machines transforming industry processes and help companies enhance their productivity, safety, sustainability, customer satisfaction, and overall profitability. The company describes itself as innovators, problem-solvers, and engineers. Cross Wrap’s customer’s biggest challenges are the company’s greatest motivation and inspiration to innovate.

www.crosswrap.com

EuRIC unveils Plastic Recycling Brochure

Plastic is an important and ubiquitous material in our daily lives and for the European economy. However, to maximize their multiple benefits and mitigate environmental impacts, improving the circularity of plastics at all stages of the value chain – design, production, use and recycling phases – is instrumental. Recycling plays a key role in that respect by turning waste into high-quality recyclates. By doing so, it contributes to save virgin resources, greenhouse gas emissions and energy. 

Source: EuRIC

The Brochure highlights the importance of moving towards a circular economy for plastics in Europe. It identifies the most commonly used types of plastics and describes the current state-of-play, challenges faced by the European mechanical plastics recycling industry alongside with key recommendations to overcome them. Plastics recycling’s environmental benefits and economic importance is also touched upon.

Paul Mayhew, President of EuRIC’s Plastic Recycling Branch (EPRB) and General Manager at MBA Polymers, emphasized the major contribution that plastics recycling can make towards a circular economy for improving Europe’s competitiveness and resource efficiency.

Moving towards a more sustainable economy for plastics will deliver considerable benefits. What is missing in order to speed up that transition are measures to stimulate the demand for recycled plastics in products through recycled content targets and incentives rewarding their environmental benefits when compared with virgin plastics and a more consistent legislative framework. It is essential to further restrict landfill and incineration of but also better control unprocessed plastic waste exports outside Europe to countries with lower recycling standards.

These measures are even more urgent today with the plastic recycling industry which has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with a plummeting demand and overly low virgin plastics prices with whom recycled polymers compete.

Following the substantiated call for recycled content of plastics in new cars recently launched by EuRIC, this factsheet will be followed by other publications stressing the vital role played by the recycling industry to realize the transition towards a circular economy and to make of the EU the first world-class economy to achieve climate-neutrality by 2050.

Source: EuRIC