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ICIS: Europe faces challenges in meeting plastic bottle recovery target

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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

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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 economic growth marred by external factors

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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

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Innovation made in Europe: leading entrepreneurs nominated for EIT Awards

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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

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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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EPP CO2 Emissions

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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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biodegradable and compostable plastics

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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

FKuR

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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  • ICIS: Europe faces challenges in meeting plastic bottle recovery target

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    ICIS: Europe faces challenges in meeting plastic bottle recovery target

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    Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock.com

  • Circular economy is the hot topic at K 2019

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    Circular economy is the hot topic at K 2019

  • EU economic growth marred by external factors

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    EU economic growth marred by external factors

  • Innovation made in Europe: leading entrepreneurs nominated for EIT Awards

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    Innovation made in Europe: leading entrepreneurs nominated for EIT Awards

  • EU and Mercosur

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    EU and Mercosur

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