Plastics Europe, the voice of plastics manufacturers in Europe, today announces the appointment of Marco ten Bruggencate, Commercial Vice President for Packaging and Specialty Plastics EMEA at Dow, as its President, effective immediately. He succeeds Dr Markus Steilemann, CEO of Covestro, who will maintain his role as an active Steering Board Member.> Read more
Friday, May 10th 2022, during the General Assembly of European Plastics Converters, Mr. Benoît Hennaut, CEO of Herige Group, has been elected as the new EuPC President for the period 2022-2024, replacing Mr. Renato Zelcher after four years of great leadership.> Press release
 Communication of Bernard Le Moine, CIPA’s general secretary to the CIDAPA Congress (Latin America), Conception, Chile, April 2022.“0 plastics on field, 100% recycled” is achievable. The plasticulture community has well identified new challenge it is facing to leave a cleaner planet to next generations while keeping all the advantages of the plastic in agriculture. As any other plastics, when not properly handled, agri-plastic will be questioned by the civil society and be subject to banishment […]
How to deal with farmers’ love of plasticSheeting, twine and packaging are beneficial, but not if used only oncePolytunnels divide opinion. For some, these long, plastic-sheeted structures that are used to grow crops blight the landscape. Others say they enable more produce to grow locally. Now, they are the focus of another debate: how to stop polluting agricultural plastic going to landfill or for incineration.The 12.5mn tonnes of plastic used in agriculture every year (from […]
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Adivalor and an intervention at the Economic and Social Council of the European Union of COPA COGECA (the European association of farmers and their cooperatives), Thierry Bailliet testified to his experience of farmer-recycler. Thanks to the APE-Adivalor collection channels, it recycles practically 100% of the plastics it uses. The CPA thanks him for this testimony which shows the effectiveness of recycling in agriculture. Thierry Bailliet49-year-old mixed crop-livestock […]
Press releaseIK-Initiative ERDE:ambitious collection goals for 2022Bad Homburg, February 2022About half of the land in the Federal Republic of Germany is used for agricultural purposes. In total around 83 000 tons of crop plastics is used on farms in Germany per year. The IK-initiative ERDE offers a nationwide solution for the return and recycling of used crop plastics. ERDE is jointly supported by environmentally conscious members of the IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. in cooperation with […]
The EU Plastics Strategy aims for a circular plastics economy where plastic materials are kept in the loop as long as possible by promoting reuse and repair, remanufacturing, recycling and prevention of plastic waste. The new Circular Economy Action Plan adds that a policy framework on the use of biodegradable plastics (amongst others) will be developed (foreseen for 2022), based on an assessment of the applications where such use can be beneficial to the environment.In this framework, […]
PRESS RELEASELyon, France, 12 October 2021 - A.D.I.VALOR, Healix, and Tama have taken a decisive step together in their long-term plan to reduce the environmental impact of baling. Healix and A.D.I.VALOR are signing a multi year contract during the Pollutec for the supply of baler twine waste, where Healix also introduces its recycled polypropelene under the Healix® brand name. Tama, world’s largest producer of baler twines, at the same time launches a new circular polymer […]
APE Europe and Polieco - the Italian consortium in charge of the management of used polyethylene products - signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Polieco International Forum in Naples on Friday 8 October 2021. The Memorandum foresees an enhanced cooperation between the two organisations to ensure an integrated management of agricultural plastics in Italy. Polieco, as the legitimate representative of the Italian plastic industry, will join APE Europe, which will be responsible for its […]