Circular Economy

Nike, Burberry Group and H&M are among fashion industry leaders joining forces to make fashion more circular. more


Why don’t environmental influencers engage with the plastics industry?

Environmental influencers are fighting for the same cause as the plastics industry – to eliminate plastic waste from the environment – and yet they do not engage in conversation with us. Rose Brooke responds to an editorial by Natalie Bennett. more

1 May 2018 16:29 editor's blog

The Sustainability Awards 2018, organised by Packaging Europe magazine and hosted at Scanpack, Gothenburg, aims to shine a spotlight on packaging that has a lessened environmental impact. more


Agilyx Corporation and INEOS Styrolution sign joint development agreement for polystyrene recycling in the USA. more


Stadler calls for collection uniformity as recycling targets increase due to new legislation. more


Just how real is sustainability on the shelf?

EPPM Editor Rose Brooke’s blog on green consumerism asks if sustainability on the shelf is something we are seeing more of, do the brands making green promises do enough for their customers? more

20 Apr 2018 10:56 editor's blog

Nestlé has announced its ambition to make 100 per cent of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025. more


Repsol is continuing to carry out multiple projects to improve its product end of life management. more


Excelsior Hotel Gallia, Milan

The European Plastics Converting Industry event will take place in Milan on the 24th-25th May 2018. more


Out of sight, out of mind no more: An open letter to the plastics industry

Naturalist and author Sarah Roberts believes the plastics industry can put pressure on brand-owners to help consumers close the plastics circular economy loop, as the ocean plastic crisis reaches boiling point in the media. more

12 Feb 2018 11:20 guest blogs

Circular economy practices are being adopted by big brands leading the way for other brand-owners, retailers and plastics processors to make the consumables market more sustainable. more




SABIC is displaying its ICEhouse at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. more


LIFE RECYPACK project will divert 57,000 tons of plastic waste from landfills every year. more


European plastics industry leaders have committed to champion the plastics Circular Economy by launching Circularity Platforms aimed at reaching a 50 per cent plastic waste recycling target by 2040. more


The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute have enhanced collaboration to improve education about the circular economy more


Axion is taking the lead in the quest for plastic circularity by launching a 'Design for Recycling' service that aims to help the value chain to ensure packaging are optimised for end of life without impeding the quality of the product itself. more


Sipping: The inconvenient truth

Disposable coffee cups and plastic drinking straws are making headlines this week. Rose Brooke explores the inconvenient truth of a future of buying beverages where we pay extra for straws and bring our own mugs to the coffee shop. more

3 Jan 2018 12:00 editor's blog

EPPM's most-read stories of 2017

We look back on the top European plastics stories to get EPPM readers clicking in 2017 - and sustainability is definitely the overarching theme. more

15 Dec 2017 10:36 editor's blog

Pantomime blog

Credit: Bunting Europe

Guest post: Is plastic the recycling pantomime villain?

Amid the ocean plastic media noise, are we forgetting about the importance of plastics as a versatile and mechanically sophisticated material and the advantages it brings to modern life? Paul Fears of Bunting Europe shares his thoughts. more

8 Dec 2017 09:44 guest blogs

Plastic waste: An embarrassing reminder of our throwaway society

Plastic waste was in the news and on the radio this week, and EPPM Editor Rose Brooke brought the argument that the blame cannot lie solely at the feet of the industry when what we need is investment and education. more

7 Dec 2017 17:02 editor's blog

HP Fusion 3D Printing Sprocet




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