A Romanian Energy Crisis and What it Means for Recycling

Romanian Energy Crisis The current energy dilemma in Romania, marked by an unstable domestic supply and a heavy reliance on imports, paints a gloomy picture of the future for many sectors in the country’s economy. One industry significantly at risk is the recycling sector, for whom the repercussions of the energy situation are numerous. The…

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Pakire Polymers is REACH Compliant | Certificate of Compliance Awarded

REACH Compliant

Pakire Polymers has reached a significant milestone in being awarded the Certificate of Compliance with the REACH Directive, underlining their steadfast dedication to high ethical standards and sustainability. This certification not only assures customers that any recycled plastic pellets purchased from Pakire are genuinely recycled and fully traceable, but it also eliminates any concern over…

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Plastics Recycling is Booming in Europe | The Recycled Plastic Revolution

Plastics Recycling Industry

Europe’s Plastics Recycling Industry Growth The plastics recycling sector in Europe is experiencing vigorous expansion, motivated by encouraging legislation, escalating demand, and burgeoning investment, as noted by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE). PRE’s latest figures indicate a 17% growth in plastics recycling capacity in 2021, bolstered by a projected investment of €1.75bn (£1.6bn). Germany, Spain, Italy,…

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€7 Billion Investment Into Chemical Recycling: Worthwhile or Money Wasted?

Chemical Recycling

Is Chemical Recycling a Sustainable Solution? Investments in chemical recycling have surged, igniting debates on whether this is a practical solution or a wasteful endeavour. This recycling approach is championed by some as a potential answer to the escalating problem of plastic waste. However, detractors caution that these techniques are largely unproven and extremely costly.…

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Say Goodbye to Greenwashing: How the EU Green Claims Directive is Promoting Environmental Transparency

EU Green Claims Directive

EU Green Claims Directive The Changing Markets Foundation (CMF) has hailed the forthcoming EU green claims directive as the end of the era of greenwashing. The directive, which is expected to be published this month, will require companies to substantiate their green claims using primary data that is company-specific. The CMF released a timeline of…

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European Commission Taking Legal Action Against Member States Over The Single-Use Plastics Directive

single-use plastics

The European Commission announced it intends to take legal action against 11 EU Member States for failure to communicate their strategies for full implementation of the Single-Use Plastics Directive. The purpose of this Directive is to minimise the impact of single-use plastics on both human health and the environment. However, the following states have failed…

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Cora Romania Launches Smart Recycling Station


Supermarket giant Cora has launched the pilot for their Green Group smart recycling station project in their Pantelimon store in Bucharest. This is a waste recovery solution they have undertaken in partnership with FEPRA, a packaging waste recovery company, and Envipco, who make bespoke Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) solutions, as well as the Romanian Ministry…

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