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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

Guest post: Bioplastics and biodegradable packaging – a more sustainable solution?

The ocean plastics crisis has raised the profile of bioplastics and biodegradable plastics as a solution to the problem. Axion Consulting's Richard McKinlay explores whether this is really the most sustainable way to tackle marine litter. more

15 Jan 2018 11:37 guest blogs

Fast food juggernaut McDonald's has announced that it will be banning all polystyrene foam packaging products from its restaurants by the end of 2018. more

15 Jan 2018 11:16 industry

The Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS have been conducting a research project with its partners in a bid to replace microplastics found in cosmetic products. more

11 Jan 2018 12:29 materials

The British Government is flexing its muscles in the battle to eliminate plastic waste by announcing a new 25 year plan to stam out 'avoidable plastic waste'. more

11 Jan 2018 09:21 industry

Is your dirty laundry poisoning our marine life?

Tiny fibres from sportswear are polluting sea life from our washing machines - but how to stop it? more

11 Jan 2018 09:02 editor's blog

The UK government has banned microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products. more

9 Jan 2018 16:12 industry

To encourage design for recycling, Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) has published an updated version of its Design for Recycling Guidelines. more

3 Jan 2018 17:02 industry

Plastics knowledge for a greener Christmas

Going into the festive season armed with a little plastics knowledge could help you keep a lid on your carbon footprint this Christmas, EPPM Editor Rose Brooke explains. more

13 Dec 2017 10:33 editor's blog

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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

Plastics that are blighting the natural environment and the world's oceans had the spotlight firmly shone on them at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) on December 6th. more

7 Dec 2017 15:36 industry

LANXESS has contributed to global greenhouse gas emission reduction by slashing its CO2e pollution by 13.8 million metric tons over ten years. more

22 Nov 2017 16:51 industry

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

22 Nov 2017 12:10 industry

Proctor and Gamble is blazing a fresh trail for circularity in plastic production by launching a washing up liquid bottle produced from 100 per cent recycled and ocean plastics. more

5 Oct 2017 12:28 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

Plastic fibres are contaminating our oceans and now they are leeching into our tap water, as a new study from Orb Media reveals 4 in every 5 tap water samples contain plastics up to 5 mm in length. more

7 Sep 2017 15:55 industry

Microscopic plastics

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A study of marine life living more than 2,000 m under the North Atlantic Ocean has revealed that half of these deep-sea creatures contain microplastic materials. more

23 Aug 2017 16:30 industry

Covestro has pledged to support resource-efficient building innovation in emerging markets in an agreement with the IFC backing its EDGE green construction initiative. more

20 Jul 2017 10:15 industry

Waste Free Oceans is connecting fishing, converting and brand owners to help reduce the amount of plastics in the ocean and supporting new end markets for marine plastics. more

28 Jun 2017 12:18 industry

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    Warsaw, Poland - July 11th, 2012: Look on the electric engine in a BYD e6 during the test drive. Established in 1995, BYD (Build Your Dreams) company specializes in IT, automobile and new energy. Chinese BYD is the one of the largest supplier of rechargeable batteries in the globe. On 2003 BYD purchased Xi'an Tsinchuan Auto Co., Ltd. (now BYD Auto Co., Ltd.) and officially entered the auto industry. The e6 model is a compact five-door hatchback electric car manufactured by BYD and introduced in China in 2010. The BYD has a range of 300 km and the battery and control module together weigh 800 kilograms (64 kWh battery pack).

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