RSS

European Commission

IK: Plastic packaging bans slow down innovation

IK

In an interview in Die Welt the new EU Commissioner for Environment, Virginijus Sinkevicius, discussed a general ban on plastic packaging in Europe. Read more

materials

You need to know about these packaging trends for 2020

via Shutterstock

You need to know about these packaging trends for 2020

Guest blogger Megan Ray Nichols returns with her thoughts on the direction in which sustainable packaging will lean in 2020. Read more

14 Jan 2020 08:55 guest blogs

SUP Directive: No ‘quick-fire’ alternatives

via Shutterstock

Since the entry into force of the Single-use Plastic Directive (SUP) in July, the precise implementation of the new EU regulation is flanked by questions. Read more

materials

Waste prevention set to become EU priority

Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock.com

The European Commission may have realised that prevention is better than cure where waste is concerned and that recycling is no longer enough. Read more

industry

Hexcel to display 3D printed parts at Space Tech Expo

via Shutterstock

Hexcel is exhibiting for the first time at the Space Tech Expo Europe show in Bremen, Germany, on 19-21 November to promote its latest technologies and innovations for space applications. Read more

industry

EuPC asks is taxing the plastics industry in Europe the push into a recession?

Quinta / Shutterstock.com

Despite great and honourable intentions and without consultation with the main industry stakeholders, this proposal will lead to rather opposite economic and environmental results, according to EuPC Read more

industry

More plastics recycling in Europe

via Shutterstock

Covestro, together with numerous other organisations and companies, wants to promote the recycling of plastics in Europe. To this end, approximately 100 partners have signed the founding act of the Circular Plastics Alliance in Brussels. Read more

materials

Circular Plastic Alliance Declaration

TEPPFA

On 20 September the key influencers that can move society at large to a more sustainable use of plastic products gathered in Brussels to sign the Circular Plastic Alliance Declaration. Read more

industry

ICIS: Europe faces challenges in meeting plastic bottle recovery target

Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock.com

The European recycling industry is going to miss a 2025 target for recycling PET bottles unless there is a reversal of the slowing growth rate in recycling, according to a new study by ICIS. Read more

materials

shutterstock_1447404302.jpg

Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock.com

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

industry

EU economic growth marred by external factors

via Shutterstock

The European economy is set for its seventh consecutive year of growth in 2019, with all Member States' economies due to expand. The near-term outlook for the European economy, however, is marred by external factors such as global trade tensions Read more

industry

Innovation made in Europe: leading entrepreneurs nominated for EIT Awards

via Shutterstock

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) presents the 19 nominees competing in the EIT Awards 2019. Top innovators from the EIT Community are making their mark across Europe, delivering innovative solutions Read more

industry

EU and Mercosur

via Shutterstock

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

industry

EPP CO2 Emissions

DS Smith Plastics

When compared to traditional materials, lightweight automotive EPP components drastically reduce CO2 emissions by removing weight from vehicles. Read more

materials

Horizon 2020-funded smart packaging solutions project NanoPack has opened invitations to its inaugural NanoPack workshop on 21 May 2019 at the Hotel NH Ciudad de Zaragoza in Spain. Read more

materials

European Parliament Elections 2019

via Shutterstock

European business community leaders, including representatives of BusinessEurope, Eurochambres, and the European Banking Federation, amongst others, have issued a joint statement confirming their support for the bloc. Read more

industry

biodegradable and compostable plastics

University of Plymouth

A study by the University of Plymouth, UK, intended to provide insights into the ‘environmental deterioration’ of plastic carrier bags made from different polymer types under littering conditions. Read more

materials

EU organises Global Beach Clean-up

via Shutterstock

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

materials

Commission welcomes Parliament adoption of new single–use plastics rules

Ikars / Shutterstock.com

The European Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the ambitious measures to tackle marine litter coming from the 10 single-use plastic products found most often on European beaches Read more

materials

2019-03-20 parliament 4692.jpg

Jean-Yves Limet

Since 1993, the entire PET value chain has been ready to industrially recycle PET to an extent that the PET recycling companies have always been in overcapacity in the EU. Read more

materials

  • IK: Plastic packaging bans slow down innovation

    IK

    IK: Plastic packaging bans slow down innovation

    Dr Martin Engelmann

  • SUP Directive: No ‘quick-fire’ alternatives

    via Shutterstock

    SUP Directive: No ‘quick-fire’ alternatives

  • Waste prevention set to become EU priority

    Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock.com

    Waste prevention set to become EU priority

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

  • Hexcel to display 3D printed parts at Space Tech Expo

    via Shutterstock

    Hexcel to display 3D printed parts at Space Tech Expo

  • EuPC asks is taxing the plastics industry in Europe the push into a recession?

    Quinta / Shutterstock.com

    EuPC asks is taxing the plastics industry in Europe the push into a recession?

  • More plastics recycling in Europe

    via Shutterstock

    More plastics recycling in Europe

December 2019

EPPM Media Kit 2020

EPPM subs 2017

eppm linked in banner