Sector supports fire brigade in dealing with accidents with hazardous substances

Accidents with hazardous substances are rare, but can have a major impact on people and the environment. Hence the importance of an adapted approach. The fire brigade in Belgium is organised into 35 zones that provide assistance to citizens and businesses. Certain specialised operational services are organised beyond the limits of the zones. One of […]

Open innovation to accelerate recycling of mixed plastic waste: MATTER project

Four companies and 6 research groups from two universities collaborate to ramp up polymer recycling in the Catalisti MATTER project. Started in May 2018 the two year project brings together academic researchers and technological business experts to analyse socio-economic aspects related to plastic recycling options. The focus is on mixed, post-consumer plastic waste streams (the […]

INEOS Styrolution and Indaver working together to make polystyrene circular

Current mechanical recycling of plastics cannot deal with all plastic waste and thus additional technologies are needed to make plastic circular. One of the most promising ones is chemical recycling, also called feedstock recycling because plastic waste is ‘deconstructed’ into building blocks, monomers or other chemicals, that can ‘feed’ back to the beginning of the chemical value chains thus serving as alternatives to currently used feedstock. A specific type of chemical recycling is depolymerisation: this breaks down the […]

Borealis founding partner of Project STOP

Launched in October 2017 by Borealis and SYSTEMIQ, Project STOP aims to accelerate waste management improvements in South-East Asia, reduce marine littering, improve livelihoods and public health, and increase resource efficiency. We know that a significant amount of ocean plastic waste originates from land-based sources, with roughly 50% originating from just five Asian economies: China, […]

InOpSys closes process waste water and materials loops on site

InOpSys designs, delivers and operates a ‘Plant On A Truck’, which can provide a total on-site sustainable capex-free process water treatment solution for industrial process waters mainly coming from pharmaceutical or chemical industry. This installation is also called a fully Flexible, Modular and Mobile Unit (FMMU) and is built in containers. The Flexible & Modular […]

Digitalising cleaning documents

For chemical companies, tank cleaning is a cornerstone of the logistics process for which safety, quality, operational efficiency and compliance need to be safeguarded. An important milestone was the introduction of the European Cleaning Document (ECD) back in 2005 to satisfy the needs of cleaning stations, transport companies, chemical-, feed- and food-manufacturing companies and their […]

Sustainable procurement at Solvay

Solvay is one of the six founding members of the sustainable supply chain initiative Together for Sustainability (TfS) and is actively pursuing its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy in procurement with TfS. The company has adopted a risk-based approach in selecting which of its suppliers should be assessed or audited. These suppliers may present a […]