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Global company says a planned European facility will be able to recycle some 160,000 metric tons of plastic scrap annually.
United States-based Eastman says it plans to invest up to $1 billion to build what it calls the world’s largest molecular plastics recycling facility in France. An announcement is being jointly made by French President Emmanuel Macron and Eastman Board Chair and CEO Mark Costa.
Calling the new facility a “material-to-material molecular recycling,” Eastman says it will use its “polyester renewal technology” to recycle up to 160,000 metric tons annually of plastic scrap it characterizes as hard to recycle material “that is currently being incinerated.” Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film
The project will involve the installation of units that would prepare mixed plastic scrap for processing, a methanolysis unit to depolymerize the scrap and polymer lines to create “a variety of first-quality materials for specialty, packaging and textile applications,” according to Eastman.
Tennessee-based Eastman, which is building a similar but smaller scale such plant in that state, says it also plans to establish “an innovation center for molecular recycling that would enable France to sustain a leadership role in the circular economy.”
The plant and innovation center are expected to be operational by 2025, says the company. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film
Eastman says the project has “garnered support from an impressive roster of global brands who share its commitment to solving the world’s plastic waste problem and view molecular recycling as a pivotal tool for achieving circularity.”
The firm cites LVMH Beauty, the Estée Lauder Companies, Clarins, Procter & Gamble, L’Oréal and Danone as having signed letters of intent for multiyear supply agreements from the planned facility in France.
Coca-Cola Africa Operating Unit (AOU) and its bottling partners have announced the launch of JAMII, a new Africa-focused sustainability platform.
The platform houses the company’s existing and new sustainability initiatives. Through this signature platform, Coca-Cola hopes to attract like-minded partners to help accelerate on-the-ground impact of its initiatives.
The new platform will build and expand on the past accomplishments in three areas: water stewardship, the economic empowerment of women and youth and waste management. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film
This will be delivered together with bottling partners, system employees, and several NGO partners.
“We recognize the responsibility we have as market leaders to make a meaningful difference – to empower and protect the communities and the environment in which we operate. Whether it is giving people access to safe drinking water, creating economic opportunities for people in dire need of it, or reducing the impact of our operations on the environment- we are committed to making that difference,” said Bruno Pietracci, Africa president at The Coca-Cola Company.
Patricia Obozuwa, AOU vice-president for public affairs, communications and sustainability added, “We chose the name JAMII, a Swahili word that means community, society, people, because it represents who we are as Africans and aligns with our values as an organization- our resilience, our commitment, and our spirit of community. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film
Consolidating our sustainability efforts under this umbrella will allow us to strengthen our value proposition and make good on our promise to continue to be a trusted partner for sustainable growth in Africa.”
In the area of women and youth economic empowerment, JAMII will promote and stimulate entrepreneurship opportunities through the provision of improved access to skills training, networks, finance & markets. To date, over two million women across Africa have been economically enabled as part of the 5by20 programme.
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As a student in the public health field, I have been disappointed by the concept of plastic “chemical recycling” (also called advanced recycling, chemical conversion, molecular conversion or conversion technologies). At first, I was thrilled to hear about a possible solution to the plastic waste crisis in the form of this seemingly miraculous technique that could give new life to hard-to-recycle plastics while also contributing to a circular economy.
It all sounded too good to be true, and after a few weeks of research, I discovered it was. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film
I learned that the main form of “chemical recycling” that takes place in the United States is not recycling at all. Actual recycling recovers materials after use and returns them to the manufacturing cycle, where they are used to make new products, giving those materials another life as part of a circular economy.
These technologies usually turn plastic into fuel that will be burned, releasing greenhouse gases and toxic pollution.
Processes such as “chemical recycling” typically use plastic materials to generate a limited amount of energy in a one-time process, destroying them rather than giving them another material use. Pyrolysis and gasification of plastic are two processes that illustrate the fallacy of the phrase “chemical recycling” because rather than recycling plastic waste back into plastic products, these technologies usually turn plastic into fuel that will be burned, releasing greenhouse gases and toxic pollution. EPA is considering regulations on pyrolysis and gasification units under the Clean Air Act, which according to my research are sorely needed.
Other forms of “chemical recycling” include solvent-based processes and chemical depolymerization. While some of these processes may result in actual recycling of materials (plastic back to plastic), these processes are far less common than the practice of using plastics as fuel. Solvent-based processes and depolymerization are not free of their own dangers.
These processes attempt to separate main plastic components from contaminants and additives. This is necessary because plastics contain a mix of chemical additives that enhance the material properties of plastic, including the texture, UV resistance and lifespan. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film
Recent research discovered thousands of previously unknown chemical additives in plastic, many of which are classified as substances of concern.
Heimtextil will take place as a one-time summer special in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, from June 21-24, 2022, parallel to the trade fair duo Techtextil and Texprocess. The decision to hold a summer edition this year is the result of a positive vote from the home and contract textile industry, which is longing for a re-start of personal business meetings.
Exhibitors and buyers will also benefit from valuable synergy effects between the three international trade fair formats, organiser Messe Frankfurt said in a press release. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film
“It is great to see the high level of trust that our exhibitors have in us, even after more than two years of the pandemic. The results of the vote and the first confirmations of participation show: The need to finally return to personal business meetings and new global contacts in face-to-face exchanges before the end of this year is as strong as ever – even if the reunion this year will take place in a different setting than usual,” said Olaf Schmidt, vice president, Textiles & Textile Technologies, said.
“From our point of view, it is a good decision to reschedule Heimtextil to summer this year. We need a platform to present our new products to the market. The industry needs to see each other again, a personal relationship is important. We hope that the situation this summer will allow exhibitors and visitors to travel freely and that the fair will mark the beginning of a return to normality,” said Francisco Jover Pastor, CEO of Jover Group.
“It means a lot to us that Heimtextil 2022 will be held as part of the Summer Special. In June, we will finally be able to connect personally with the global trade again at a central location and show live what is possible with Tencel lyocell and modal fibres for the interior sector. Especially for home textiles, it is very important to see and touch the products. We are looking forward to many new contacts and to seeing long-time customers and companions again at Heimtextil 2022 this summer,” said Ebru Bayramoglu, head of global business development at the Lenzing Group.
“We are positive about the summer date and will participate with the same booth planning for June that was planned for the January event,” said Martin Buchta, CEO of Hohmann Weberei. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film
Due to the parallelism of the three trade fairs, national and international buyers will be able for the first time to experience global trends and innovations along large parts of the textile value chain bundled in one place – starting with fibres and yarns, through functional textiles, textile technologies and production and finishing processes, to the end product for textile interiors and recycling.
“The close proximity to Techtextil and Texprocess provides Heimtextil buyers with exciting new perspectives on innovative functionalities of technical textiles or also nonwovens as well as processing technologies for the home textiles industry. Through these synergies, we create additional incentives to attract national and international buyers for the re-launch of Heimtextil in summer,” explained Schmidt.
Versalis-owned Italian compounder Finproject has obtained ISCC Plus certification at its industrial sites in the Marche and Abruzzo regions of Italy for the manufacture of compounds and products from sustainable raw materials.
The sites were recognised for the production of bio, bio-circular and circular compounds and bio, bio-circular and circular plastic products, made by using sustainable raw materials, Versalis announced 13 Jan.
Versalis, the chemicals arm of Italian energy giant Eni, acquired the full ownership of Finproject in September last year, after purchasing a 40% share in the compounder a year earlier. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film
Versalis operates two ISCC Plus certified plants in Dunkirk, France and Oberhausen, Germany, from which Finproject is supplied with its raw material.
ISCC Plus is part of the ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) voluntary scheme which allows companies along the supply chain to monitor and demonstrate the sustainability of their products.
In 2022, Finproject aims to extend ISCC Plus certification to its Italian Padanaplast site and overseas manufacturing sites. Plastics recycling Natural Polymers Heimtextil High barrier cast film
Founded 57 years ago in Morrovalle, in the Marche region of Italy, Finproject industrial group, is a vertically integrated into Versalis and its core business is focused on the production of compounds and foam injection moulding products.
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