EPRO creates Best Recycled Awards

image_thumb[1]The European Association of Plastics Recycling & Recovery Organisations (EPRO) is inviting companies across Europe to enter their products and designs for products made from recycled plastics to enter for European recognition.  The EPRO Best Recycled Plastic Product and Best Recycled Plastic Product Design is now open for entries at  http://bestproduct.epro-plasticsrecycling.org.  The aim of this competition is to raise awareness and showcase the latest product innovations for recycled plastics in a growing variety of products.  
Entries to the competition close on 10th October 2016 and there is no cost to enter.  Winners from the short-listed entries will be chosen at Identiplast 2017, due to take place in Austria 22nd and 23rd February 2017.  
Peter Sundt, Secretary General of EPRO said, “It is important that consumers and industry see the development in the recycling of plastics.   We see this award as being a vehicle to showcase the innovation within plastics recycling and the many products that are currently being manufactured across Europe”.


Global PE demand to rise 3,7% p.a.

imageGlobal polyethylene demand is forecast to rise by approximately 3.7% per annum between 2013 and 2018, at a slightly higher level than its growth during the 2003 to 2013 period, says a new report from research and consulting firm GlobalData. The report Global Polyethylene Industry – Emerging Markets in Asia-Pacific to Drive Modest Growth states that this higher-than-historic increase will occur in the US and Europe, primarily in Russia. The US will witness a 2.4% growth rate per annum during the forecast period, in comparison to its 0.7% levels from 2003 to 2013. Meanwhile, demand in Europe, including Russia, will climb at 2.8% per year from 2013 to 2018, almost three times the level witnessed during the last decade.
GlobalData states that these demand rises in the US and Russia will be somewhat offset by a lower increase of 4.8% in Asia, compared to its 6% rate during 2003 and 2013. This will be due primarily to the region’s slower economic growth.  

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CLUSTERPLAST final event

image After an 18-month collaboration, the regions and clusters involved in the European Clusterplast project organised their second and final dissemination event, held on 28th and 29th of June 2010 in Charbonnières-les-bains / Lyon (France).

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