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Spanish plastics group Cicloplast has won European Commission funding to turn expanded polystyrene into food grade packaging. more

16 Nov 2017 10:20 industry

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

A long awaited legislation for grades of recycled food packaging has led Plastic Recyclers Europe to describe the inaction as 'legislative no-man's land'. more

5 Oct 2017 11:48 industry

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

Staff of LIFE Awards: Scientists at the AIMPLAS institute have won an award from the European Commission for turning bread into plastic. more

19 Jun 2017 15:47

The United Nations has hosted a World Oceans conference this week, bringing European representatives to meet delegates from Thailand, China and the Philippines who are promising to drastically reduce plastic inputs to the oceans. more

9 Jun 2017 14:03 industry

‘Green jobs for a greener future’ is the theme for the 2017 EU Green Week. more

25 May 2017 15:46 industry

A week before SAVE FOOD at Interpack, MEPs voted for the European Commission to address 'best before' labelling and taxes on food donations to curb food waste in Europe. more

25 Apr 2017 10:07 industry

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After its biggest edition ever in Vienna, IdentiPlast 2019 will return - and this time it is coming to the UK. more

9 Mar 2017 07:38 industry

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European chemical industry peak body President welcomes Competitiveness Council endorsement of vision for industry in Europe more

22 Feb 2017 12:10 industry

The EuPC has signed a joint declaration in Brussels setting out a new ambitious strategy for industry growth. more

17 Feb 2017 12:32 industry

European Green Capital Essen boasts 50 years of zero landfill

Essen, the European Green Capital for 2017, boasts unbelievable sustainability credentials for a post-industrial town including zero domestic rubbish to landfill since the 1960s. more

25 Jan 2017 12:29 editor's blog

Plastics Technology Centre AIMPLAS joins fellow Valencian plastics companies BPP, ACTECO and AIRESA to further waste plastic reintegration. more

23 Jan 2017 16:46 materials

Represented by EuPC, PlasticsEurope and PRE, the European plastics industry is calling for an accord with the European Commission as to the common demands for the Circular Economy. more

19 Sep 2016 12:38 industry

Switzerland and Scandinavia lead innovation in Europe

The European Innovation Scoreboard has name Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands as top innovators. We look into how the EC gauges innovation, which is something that we hear so much about in plastics processing. more

17 Aug 2016 10:14 editor's blog

The European Commission is exploring the Dow/DuPont merger more closely, assessing how the deal will affect the agriculture and petrochemicals markets. more

15 Aug 2016 16:35 industry

At the PRE Annual Meeting in June 2016, delegates discussed how quality sorting is the key to increasing plastics recycling in Europe. more

8 Jul 2016 10:24 industry

The European Commission has announced that it will hold a Green Week on the 30th May to 3rd June with the theme ‘investing for a greener future’. more

26 May 2016 10:45 industry

TEPPFA members have committed to ambitious new plastic pipe recycling targets in Europe exceeding current targets set by VinylPlus. But these volumes will only be met if the EU reviews its legislation preventing some additives from being recycled. more

24 May 2016 10:02 industry

Ahead of RECOUP, the plastics recycling conference, speaker Prof Dr Helmut Maurer of the European Commission has called for a landfill ban and to approach plastics more intelligently, facilitating recycling, re-use and repair. more

11 May 2016 16:12 industry

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