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

19 Jan 2018 15:30 industry

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

16 Jan 2018 16:41 industry

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

15 Jan 2018 14:45 industry

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

4 Jan 2018 16:06 industry

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

The European plastics industry has reassured stakeholders of its commitment to supporting the Circular Economy Package. more

22 Nov 2017 12:10 industry

The European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) launched a Europe-wide survey on the existing and future use of recycled plastics in the European converting industry. more

26 Oct 2017 12:23 industry

The VDMA, the German plastics and rubber machinery association, has made its commitment to supporting circularity within the plastics industry at Fakuma. more

20 Oct 2017 09:43 FAKUMA 2017

The European Union is yet to authorise processes for recycling plastics for use in food contact applications, presenting an obstacle to the plastics Circular Economy, causing frustration for the PET production industry. more

10 Oct 2017 15:58 industry

Most-read European plastics headlines: September 2017

In September, circularity was top of the agenda for EPPM readers once again, with the PlasticsEurope 'Innovation with plastics for a circular and resource-efficient Europe' event in Brussels gaining the most interest. more

29 Sep 2017 11:17 editor's blog

PlasticsEurope presented the great challenges facing European plastics in light of the need for circularity in the industry at a dedicated event this week. more

20 Sep 2017 14:48 industry

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, together with World's Largest Lesson, has launched a two-part lesson introducing the key facts about the global plastics economy and how innovation could transform it. more

22 Aug 2017 15:25 industry

The pan-European network started out in 1997 with seven founding organisations and has since grown to encompass 20 partners from 17 countries. more

10 Jul 2017 11:31 industry

Most-read European plastics headlines: June 2017

We're half way through the year and June brought us a perfect cross-section of the European plastics zeitgeist when we look at our most-read news. more

30 Jun 2017 12:04 editor's blog

PlasticsEurope has launched an exciting new initiative aimed at driving rates of polystyrene recycling. more

29 Jun 2017 13:37 industry

Total is exploring end markets for post-consumer recycled polystyrene to bring the material into the plastics circular economy. more

15 Jun 2017 15:00 materials

In a bid to help connect the plastics chain as European plastics processors work to bring a circular economy to the industry, EuPC has launched a survey on how recycled plastics materials are used. more

14 Jun 2017 16:16 industry

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