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BPF: No-deal Brexit bad for UK plastics industry

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A survey conducted by the British Plastics Federation has found that 29 per cent of companies believed the impact of a no-deal Brexit would be ‘very’ negative. Read more

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Former German Defence Minister and new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has been elected as European Commission President after winning a ballot of MEPs in Strasbourg. Read more

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EU and Mercosur

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The European Union and Mercosur – a bloc comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – reached a political agreement for an ambitious, balanced and comprehensive trade agreement on Friday 28 June. Read more

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EU organises Global Beach Clean-up

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The European Commission and the International Merchandising Promotions & Services (IMPS), the owners of The Smurfs, are today signing an agreement for the use of Smurf images in the promotion of the 2019 EU’s Global Beach Clean-up campaign. Read more

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The European Masterbatch Summit 2019 will bring together senior executives and experts from across the value chain

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With the new European Directive on plastic waste and circular economy targets, and the necessity for recyclable and sustainable plastics, the masterbatch industry is facing changes. Read more

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The annual Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference is taking place in Brussels tomorrow and Thursday (6 and 7 March). Read more

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ALMOST A THIRD OF SME MANUFACTURERS “MOVING SUPPLIER BASE FROM EU TO UK

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From investment to turnover, recruitment to profits, forecasts are down for UK SME manufacturing bosses as they divert valuable resources to manage Brexit uncertainty, according the national Manufacturing Barometer. Read more

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The European Union has approved the new films for use in food contact and other product applications

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UK-based supplier of flexible packaging products Now Plastics is planning to introduce its new line of films, made using 60% to 90% post-consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PCR PET) resin, across European markets. Read more

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The European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, joined Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete in participating in a High Level Conference on Climate Change and Oceans Preservation Read more

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The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the merger between Amcor and Bemis – both are global manufacturers of packaging solutions, supplying a broad range of rigid and flexible packaging products. Read more

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The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan enters into force tomorrow, 1 February 2019. Read more

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The official presentation of the participants and the objectives of the Innovation Community EIT Manufacturing, promoted by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), of which Comau is a partner company, was held in Brussels today. Read more

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Delivering a negotiated deal with the EU remains the UK’s top priority

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The UK Government has issued guidance to businesses that use chemicals on the actions they should take now to minimise any disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Read more

WEF 2019 Circulars Awards

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The World Economic Forum and The Forum of Young Global Leaders, in collaboration with Accenture, have announced the winners of this year’s Circulars Awards at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Read more

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The EU announced during EU Green Week it has adopted new rules on waste management. Read more

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Data from Plastics Recyclers Europe has shown Spain, Germany and Italy leading the way on boosting the total of European plastic waste recycled. Read more

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According to The Guardian, the UK government is opposing the EU recycling targets despite their plastics pledge. Read more

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  • BPF: No-deal Brexit bad for UK plastics industry

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    BPF: No-deal Brexit bad for UK plastics industry

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    Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock.com

  • EU and Mercosur

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    EU and Mercosur

  • EU organises Global Beach Clean-up

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    EU organises Global Beach Clean-up

  • The target placed on PET beverage bottles is arguably the most ambitious of those in the proposal.

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    The target placed on PET beverage bottles is arguably the most ambitious of those in the proposal.

  • The European Masterbatch Summit 2019 will bring together senior executives and experts from across the value chain

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    The European Masterbatch Summit 2019 will bring together senior executives and experts from across the value chain

    The European Masterbatch Summit 2019 will bring together senior executives and experts from across the value chain

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