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

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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

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European Parliament Elections 2019

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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

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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

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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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Commission welcomes Parliament adoption of new single–use plastics rules

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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

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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

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European Parliament to host high-level oceans conference

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The European Parliament and Commission will host a conference covering global ocean governance, a sustainable blue economy, and healthy, clean seas and oceans on Tuesday 19 March. Read more

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Brussels, Belgium

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Polymer Comply Europe (PCE) – the service company of European Plastics Converters (EuPC) – will co-organise the training sessions for national hygiene auditors. 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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Carmen Michels, MD

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As part of the current discussions regarding the ecological sense and consequences of the use of plastics, bio-based as well as biodegradable plastics are taking on an as yet unidentified special status. 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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Response and responsibility

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Response and responsibility

The plastic problem no longer requires explanation as it has become synonymous with the 21st century human condition. Read more

5 Mar 2019 14:15 editor's blog

The European Commission has published a comprehensive report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan

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The European Commission has published a comprehensive report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan it adopted in December 2015. Read more

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Jean-Yves Limet

The entire PET industry has set itself ambitious recycling targets and is committed to increase its role in the circular economy, and is taking these to the European Parliament. Read more

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Karmenu Vella

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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 Investment Plan for Europe, known as the ‘Juncker Plan’, is backing a €26m European Investment Bank (EIB) loan to Spanish company Cikautxo, which specialises in rubber and plastic components for the automotive sector. Read more

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Shinzō Abe, Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker

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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 ECHA has assessed the health and environmental risks posed by intentionally added microplastics

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In the framework of the EU Plastics Strategy, at the request of the European Commission, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has assessed the health and environmental risks posed by intentionally added microplastics Read more

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  • EPP CO2 Emissions

    DS Smith Plastics

    EPP CO2 Emissions

  • NanoPack invites visitors to inaugural workshop

    Hotel NH Ciudad de Zaragoza

  • European Parliament Elections 2019

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    European Parliament Elections 2019

  • biodegradable and compostable plastics

    University of Plymouth

    biodegradable and compostable plastics

  • EU organises Global Beach Clean-up

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    EU organises Global Beach Clean-up

  • Commission welcomes Parliament adoption of new single–use plastics rules

    Ikars / Shutterstock.com

    Commission welcomes Parliament adoption of new single–use plastics rules

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