European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market 07-01-2026

European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market

-Establishing a European waste supply chain

Renewcell has signed multi-year purchasing agreements with three different European textile sorters — Soex in Germany, Texaid in Switzerland and Sysav in Sweden – to supply thousands of tons of textile waste each to its new recycling facility in Sundsvall in Sweden. Crude Oil European waste

The deliveries to Renewcell will consist of clothing and other textiles collected from consumers that it is not possible to sell second-hand.

According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), more than five million tons of textile waste are generated in Europe each year. About one-fifth of this amount is collected for some form of re-use, recycling for upholstery, insulation or rags or for export to other countries. The rest is lost in ordinary household waste and ends up either in landfill or incinerated. Crude Oil European waste

The issue of textile waste management is a priority within the EU, and from 2025 onwards, new mandatory requirements for separate collection and preparation for textile waste recycling will apply to all member states,” said Martin Stenfors, COO at Renewcell. European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market

“We continue to build a strong regional supplier network for textile waste fractions that are suitable for recycling with us.

“We’re delighted to be able to offer our partners a profitable and circular alternative to downcycling, incineration or landfill of textile products that can not be sold second hand. With our patented recycling process, we make it possible to create new high-quality textile raw materials made entirely from recycled textile waste for the very first time.

Establishing a European waste supply chain

-AI camera can sort and separate 12 types of plastic

Researchers from Aarhus University have demonstrated for the first time computer vision technology that can be used to differentiate between a wide range of plastics according to their chemical composition. Applied on an industrial scale, this could enormously increase the rate of plastic recycling.

The plastics that pervade the world today are combinations of many materials (polymers) with varying chemical compounds and additives, such as pigments or fibres, depending on its application. European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market

This makes it extremely difficult to tell the difference between types of plastic, making it hard to separate and recycle them. Consequently, the vast majority of plastics (more than 90 per cent) have not been recycled.

The new technology – developed by researchers from the department of biological and chemical engineering at Aarhus University, in collaboration with Vestforbænding, Dansk Affaldsminimering ApS, and Plastix – allows for differentiation between 12 different types of plastic which constitute the vast majority of household plastic types. The plastics are: PE, PP, PET, PS, PVC, PVDF, POM, PEEK, ABS, PMMA, PC and PA12.

The camera separates plastics based on a purer chemical composition than is possible today, opening up new opportunities for plastic recycling. It has already been piloted and will be implemented at Plastix and Dansk Affaldsminimering ApS early this year.

“With this technology, we can now see the difference between all types of consumer plastics and several high-performance plastics,” said Professor Mogens Hinge, who is heading the study. European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market

“We can even see the difference between plastics that consist of the same chemical building blocks, but which are structured slightly differently.

“We use a hyperspectral camera in the infrared area, and machine leaning to analyse and categorise the type of plastic directly on the conveyer belt. The plastic can then be separated into different types. It’s a breakthrough that will have a huge impact on all plastics separation.”

AI camera can sort and separate 12 types of plastic

-Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) prices decline in ASIA

This week, LLDPE prices dropped in Asia. Prices fell, as buying sentiments continued to remain soft in the region, coupled with ample product availability.

Reports of lower import offers from overseas suppliers further pressured prices of LLDPE lower. European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market

In Far East Asia, LLDPE prices were assessed at the USD 1090-1140/mt CFR levels, a week on week fall of USD (-10/mt).

In China, Middle Eastern producers have offered their LLDPE film grades in the range of USD 1090-1140/mt CFR levels, for shipment in January 2022.

In South East Asia, LLDPE prices were assessed at the USD 1160-1210/mt CFR levels, a week on week drop of USD (-10/mt).

In Vietnam, Middle Eastern producers have offered their LLDPE film grade in the range of USD 1160-1210/mt CFR levels, for shipment in January 2022.

In India, LLDPE prices were assessed at the USD 1170-1210/mt CFR levels, a week on week decline of USD (-10/mt).

In India, Middle Eastern producers have offered their LLDPE film grades in the range of USD 1170-1230/mt CFR levels, for shipment in January 2022.

In India, domestic producers have rolled over their LLDPE prices, with effect from January 1, 2022. In the open markets of India, buying trends were reported to be soft amid sufficient product availability.

In Sri Lanka, LLDPE prices were assessed at the USD 1250-1290/mt CFR levels, a week on week drop of USD (-10/mt).

In Sri Lanka, Middle Eastern producers have offered their LLDPE film grades in the range of USD 1250-1290/mt CFR levels, for shipment in January 2022.

In Bangladesh, LLDPE prices were assessed at the USD 1250-1300/mt levels, a fall of USD (-20/mt) from the previous week.

In Bangladesh, Middle Eastern producers have offered their LLDPE film grades in the range of USD 1250-1300/mt CFR levels, for shipment in January 2022.

In Pakistan, LLDPE prices were assessed at the USD 1260-1300/mt CFR levels, a decrease of USD (-10/mt) from last week.

European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market

Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) prices decline in ASIA

-Actionable Ways to Minimize PET Recycle Stream Contamination

As efforts continue in using PET bottle recycled content (rPET) for next-generation sustainable packaging, obstacles remain.

Recycling has become an inseparable part of the circular economy. Brand owners are committed to aggressive recycled-content goals as well as the desire for their packages to be post-consumer use recyclable. It is undeniable that recycling reduces carbon footprint and eliminates the need for landfill disposal.

With respect to PET, there are significant challenges in obtaining good, clean material to meet those goals.  Here are some of the challenges:

Recycling rates in the US continue to be low, significantly under pacing efforts in Europe. Less recycling means lower amounts of materials available to produce next-generation materials.  European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market

Consumers do not always comply with local recycling rules.

Brands are working toward making their packaging recyclable, but efforts need to increase, and additional technology inroads need to be made. These challenges can lead to compromised recycled resin quality at a time when the reclaimers are searching more material.

Another part of this equation is how bottles are collected, whether curbside or bottle deposit. The latter requires a bottle to be sold with a refundable deposit. The deposits are redeemable upon return of the bottle to participating retailers. The deposit approach is used in several states and has two benefits for recycling:

Recycling utilization is significantly higher compared to non-deposit states.

Quality of the recycled PET from deposit states is superior to curbside or municipal recycling programs as there are lower levels of contamination as the PET bottles are not mixed with other packaging materials.

In the non-deposit states, single-stream recycling has been gaining favor with the MRFs and consumers. European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market

Because it is easy to do, this approach has been shown to increase the likelihood of consumer participation in recycling programs. The downside is the contamination that comes with combining all the packaging materials together. Here are some of the challenges with that approach:

Non-PET packaging materials such as corrugate, HDPE, glass, PP and PVC;

Labels, inks and residual glue and adhesives;

Metals: both ferrous (magnetic) and non-ferrous (aluminum);

Product residues, dirt, and assorted debris;

Coatings (both chemical & plasma deposited);

Non-adhering barrier layers such as ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) and nylon;

Dirt, syrup, wood particles from pallets.

European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market

-Schneider Electric introduces home energy solutions made from recycled ocean plastics

The company also revamped its product packaging to eliminate all single-use and nonrecyclable materials from the packaging process.

Schneider Electric, a Rueil-Malmaison, France-based company focused on the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has unveiled the first home energy solutions made from ocean plastics and has updated its product packaging to enhance its commitments to sustainability.

The products debuted at CES 2022, which is taking place through Jan. 7 in Las Vegas.

Schneider’s Merten range of sockets and switches now features models made from polyamide fishing nets recovered from the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. The company partnered with DSM Engineering Materials, Troy, Michigan, in transforming discarded fishing nets into high-grade technical plastic that can be used in electrical devices.

According to a news release, DSM collaborates with local communities in India to recover and collect the fishing nets, which are then cut up, cleaned, extruded and inspected before being sent to DSM for processing into Akulon Repurposed compound.

“Tackling the global challenge of ocean plastics will require our entire industry to step up and find innovative solutions to drive a circular transformation,” says Helen Mets, executive vice president of materials at DSM. “Through our collaboration with Schneider Electric, we aspire to take small steps toward maintaining healthier marine life, litter-free beaches and cleaner oceans and the initiative also supporting local livelihoods and create jobs.”  European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market

DSM was recognized last year for its partnership with Ford Motor Co. in the use of Akulon Repurposed plastic in the Ford Bronco Sport, making Ford the first automaker to use 100 percent recycled ocean plastic to produce car parts.

The World Wildlife Federation estimates abandoned fishing nets account for as much as 46 percent of the waste in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which covers an area twice the size of Texas and three times the size of France. Schneider says the new Merten product line contribute to reducing the approximately 640,000 tons of fishing nets discarded in the ocean each year and is the first step in making its range of products more sustainable.  European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market

European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market

-PP market under supply pressure

On Jan 1, Indonesia announced a ban on coal exports from Jan 1 to Jan 31. Under the influence of the ban and the epidemic in Beilun, Ningbo, PP May futures contract opened high and then fluctuated on the first working day after the holiday, driving spot prices higher. Then, the market gradually returned to normal range, and PP spot prices also fell slightly. European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market

On the whole, the ban on the export of Indonesian coal has more impact on market sentiment, while the Beilun epidemic in Ningbo has a more direct impact on the supply of PP. The PP plant in Beilun District involves a production capacity of 1.65 million tons/year, accounting for 5.24% of the national production capacity. At present, the PP plants of Ningbo Fortune and Oriental Energy II are operating normally, but a pass permit is required for delivery. FCFC Ningbo said that if there is any problem on the logistic transportation in the later stage, its PP plant may shutdown. In addition to the above-mentioned plants, Shaoxing Sanyuan has also been affected to a certain extent, as the propane needed for production comes from Beilun Port, so the 200kt/year the PP plant is possible to shut.

Then, after talking about the temporary situation, let’s talk about the maintenance arrangements in the plan.

Judging from the current situation, there are not many plants plan to shut for maintenance, but temporary shutdown is not ruled out. On the whole, the amount of maintenance losses in January is currently less than that in December, and several large plants, such as Sinochem Quanzhou, Sinochem Quanzhou II, and Grand Resource (Juzhenyuan) I, all have plans to restart in the second half of Jan, which also means that the overall operating rate of PP before the Spring Festival is expected to reach more than 90%.  European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market

European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market

European waste Plastic recycling Polyethylene LLDPE PP market

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-Prada, Adidas launch recycled nylon collection

Together with Prada we are returning to introduce a new chapter of our ongoing collaborative partnership – blending Prada’s expert craftsmanship with our lineage of sportswear innovation. Today, both brands are pursuing shared commitments to crucial sustainability goals while celebrating two timeless icons: the adidas Originals Forum and Prada’s Re-Nylon fabric. Crude Oil Recycled nylon

Demonstrating this partnership’s commitment to innovation, the adidas for Prada Re-Nylon collection reimagines luxury sportswear through a more sustainable lens. For the first time in the collaboration’s history, this collection includes ready-to-wear, accessories, and bags, as well as elevated takes on the adidas Forum High and Low silhouettes. Each piece has been made in Italy by Prada, composed of the brand’s signature, infinitely recyclable Re-Nylon fabric.

First launched in 2019, Prada Re-Nylon is a groundbreaking textile created through the recycling of plastic waste collected from oceans and textile fiber waste – it can be purified and recycled indefinitely, with no loss of quality. Prada Re-Nylon is a fundamental reflection of Prada’s environmentally conscious ideology and commitment to sustainable practices ­– woven into the very fiber of its signature fabric.

This celebration of Prada Re-Nylon through the adidas for Prada collection underscores a landmark: the shift of the entire Prada production from virgin nylon to Re-Nylon, achieved by the end of 2021. Crude Oil Recycled nylon

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Shale Giants View a Crude Oil Ascent Above $100 as Bad for Industry

Pioneer CEO expects oil to be in range of $75 to $100

Diamondback says oil higher than $100 may signal growth again

Bosses for some of the biggest oil explorers in the Permian Basin say their industry could be hurt if crude climbs above $100 a barrel.

With an expectation that oil demand exceeds supply by later in the year or in early 2023, Scott Sheffield, chief executive officer at Pioneer Natural Resources Co., said he sees oil prices to be in the range of $75 to as much as $100.

“I hope it stays there,” he said Wednesday in a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. energy conference webcast. Sheffield added that “$110, $120 oil or higher, like what Europe is seeing, is not going to help our industry.” Crude Oil Recycled nylon Crude Oil European waste

While activity in the U.S. showed no sign of slowing down at the end of last year, public explorers in the world’s biggest shale patch are continuing to preach the new mantra of restricting production growth so they can send more profits back to investors. Diamondback Energy Inc. and Devon Energy Corp. executives said on the same webcast panel that they’d need to see shareholder sentiment change to increase output again.

The global oil industry has yet to fully climb back from the boom era of $100 oil since tumbling more than seven years ago. Ed Morse, global head of commodities research at Citigroup Inc., said Wednesday in a Bloomberg Television interview that even if crude climbs back to those levels, it wouldn’t stay there long.

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Prada, Adidas launch recycled nylon collection

Shale Giants View a Crude Oil Ascent Above $100 as Bad for Industry

-Establishing a European waste supply chain

AI camera can sort and separate 12 types of plastic

Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) prices decline in ASIA

-Actionable Ways to Minimize PET Recycle Stream Contamination

Schneider Electric introduces home energy solutions made from recycled ocean plastics

PP market under supply pressure

Crude Oil Recycled nylon

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