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17. July 2017

EUROPE: PlasticsEurope launches initiative to promote PS recycling solutions

PlasticsEurope, a European trade association of plastics manufacturers, has begun an initiative to promote innovative recycling solutions for polystyrene (PS) in order to support the European Union's circular economy plan, according to reports from Brussels, Belgium.

The initiative aims at converting collected postconsumer PS waste into high-quality virgin PS, using
"promising" new recycling technologies, the group noted.

New technologies will enable the incorporation of postconsumer waste into plastic manufacturers' production processes.

"These technologies, through an extensive collaboration along the value chain, will provide efficient and sustainable solutions to today's environmental challenges," said Norbert Niessner, chairman of the Chemical Recycling Working Group.

Source: Weekly “PetroChemical News” (PCN), Durham, NC, USA; 3 July 2017

(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)

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