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ESTC comments on the proposed ban on sale of microplastic infill

ESTC identifies risks and opportunities from the proposed ban on the sale of infill materials classified as intentionally added microplastics ESTC (the EMEA Synthetic Turf Council) notes the publication of the European Commission’s recommendations on the introduction of restrictions for the placing of intentionally added microplastics onto the European market (Annex XVII REACH1).  The Commission’s […]

PAH content of infill materials : EU regulation becomes effective today

July last year, the European Union (EU) published Regulation (EU) 2021/1199  controlling the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) content of infill materials. The law becomes effective from today 9th August 2022. This means that all infills made from: rubber or other vulcanized or polymeric material of recycled or virgin origin, or obtained from a natural source, must not have […]

UK REACH publishes work programme for 2022-2023

On June 30, 2022, UK Reach published its work programme for 2022/23.   . This includes topics that will be of interest to ESTC members operating in the UK market as follows. Priorities for the 2022-2023 UK Reach Work Programme  1. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Description of proposal A proposal to investigate the risks of […]

Draft German test method to determine microplastics emissions due to wear

The German based Forschungsgesellschaft Landschaftsentwicklung Landschaftsbau e. V.(Landscape Development and Landscaping Research Association) (FLL) have been working with the German synthetic turf industry to develop a test method to assess the potential for synthetic turf fibre yarns to wear and create microplastics. The researchers have published their draft test method and are currently inviting comments […]

TotalEnergies and Honeywell sign a strategic agreement to promote the development of advanced plastic recycling

Paris and Houston, February 16, 2022 – TotalEnergies and Honeywell today announced a strategic agreement to promote the development of advanced plastic recycling. Under this agreement, Honeywell will agree to supply TotalEnergies with Recycled Polymer Feedstock (RPF) using Honeywell’s UpCycle Process Technology at the recently announced Honeywell and Sacyr advanced recycling plant, intended to be […]

Schmitz Foam Products & the week of the Circular Economy

February 7th to the 12th  was the Dutch week of the circular economy. The purpose of this week is to show how the circular economy works in practice. With a rising demand for resources worldwide, there is also a demand, if not a necessity, to handle these resources more responsibly. With this in mind, the […]

The EC adopts revised recommendation on the use of PEFs

Product Environmental Footprints (PEF) are the method of environmental life cycle analysis that the European Commission has developed for products and services being placed onto the European market.  The PEF method measures and communicates  the environmental performance of goods, services and organisations across their whole lifecycle. They cover 16 environmental impacts, including climate change, and […]

Plastic Energy and TotalEnergies sign an Agreement for an Advanced Recycling Project in Spain

Paris/London, 11 January, 2022 – Plastic Energy and TotalEnergies have announced a new agreement to promote the development of advanced plastic recycling. Under this agreement, Plastic Energy plans to build a second advanced recycling plant in Sevilla, Spain, in addition to their existing operational plant, which will transform end-of-life plastic waste into a recycled feedstock […]

Apetek presents certification for its products ‘Remade in Italy’

This certification is valid for all of our product ranges & proves that our products are 100% recycled and recyclable. Choosing eco-friendly products means preferring the use of natural materials and, this is where our adhesion to the Green Circular Economy Program was born. For some time now, the word “Green” has become commonplace in […]