Action plan in the Port of Antwerp to combat plastic pellets in nature

The aim of a comprehensive action plan, launched at the end of 2019 by the partner organisations of the Zero Pellet Loss initiative in the Port of Antwerp, is to prevent plastic pellets (called ‘nurdles’) from accidentally ending up in the environment. One year on and a great deal of action has been taken, from […]

Calidris Bio transforms CO2 and renewable energy into a source of protein

Fermentation technology is used, along with renewable energy and CO2 capture, to produce a good quality, nutritious source of protein with a low ecological footprint. With this innovation, Calidris Bio, which works out of the incubator for sustainable chemistry, BlueChem, is developing an alternative to environmentally damaging products such as soya or fish meal for […]

Evonik sets up green zones for more biodiversity

Chemical company Evonik has created green zones at its production site in the port of Antwerp to attract more bees and other insects and thus increase local biodiversity. In addition to grass and flower fields, native trees were also planted and an insect hotel was installed.

0800 62 604: promoting the correct use of plant protection products in the garden

Phytofar members have invested about 10 million euro to provide a dedicated range of solutions for garden pests that are adapted to the needs of small gardens and non-professional users. They continue to invest in innovations that meet societal demands yet offering adequate and profoundly tested solutions to gardeners. Close to 50% of the products […]

Innovative vacuum cleaner removes historical plastic pellet pollution in Antwerp port

The Port of Antwerp has implemented the innovative plastic vacuum ‘Nul-O-Plastic’ to eliminate the historical pollution caused by plastic pellets in the Galgeschoor nature reserve. The vacuum cleaner was first used for World Clean-up Day on 19 September and can remove tiny plastic granules and scraps without damaging the natural environment. The machine is an addition to existing activities in the […]

DETIC engaged in sustainable sourcing of biomass

DETIC has signed the Charter of the Belgian Alliance for sustainable palm oil to promote the use by its members of derivatives of palm oil which have been cultivated in a sustainable way, with respect for biodiversity and avoiding deforestation. DETIC and AISE have also developed guidelines on the sourcing of renewable and sustainable raw […]

DetNet: a network of experts for the CLP classification of detergents

DetNet, the Detergent Industry Network for CLP Classification, is a collective industry approach developed and piloted by A.I.S.E. and its network of National Associations such as DETIC, in dialogue with stakeholders, to classify and label detergent and cleaning products for skin and eye effects. The overall aim of DetNet is to give manufacturers and suppliers […]

Driving sustainability across the cleaning and hygiene industry

Since 2005, the detergent industry has been developing an extensive sustainability programme for companies and cleaning products: the Charter for Sustainable Cleaning. This charter contains obligations and objectives that must be achieved by signatory companies in terms of sustainable development. It also includes company standards (relating to production, logistics, energy, etc.) and product standards (related […]