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RKW Supports Circular Plastics Alliance

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The Circular Plastics Alliance is committed to establishing a circular economy and significantly increasing the use of recycled plastics. Read more

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

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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

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More plastics recycling in Europe

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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

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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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Topanel to invest €9m in new plant

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Romanian PU and PIR sandwich panel maker Topanel is planning to invest €9m in a new production facility in the southern city of Ramnicu Valcea. 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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EU member states gain traction towards waste-free economy

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An overview for all EU member states reveals 28 different paths towards the circular economy with inspiring best practices. Read more

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The eurozone’s manufacturing sector continued to contract during April.

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The eurozone’s manufacturing sector continued to contract during April. After accounting for seasonal factors, the IHS Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI recorded a level of 47.9, up only marginally on March’s near six-year low of 47.5 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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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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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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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

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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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SABIC and Plastic Energy sign circular economy MoU

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Complementary to its partnership with the EU and the circular economy initiative, Saudi Arabian petrochemical giant SABIC has signed an MoU with chemical recycling experts Plastic Energy to supply recycled plastics waste for production facilities in Read more

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Don't you wonder sometimes?... AIMPLAS embark on project to protect sound and vision in the European year of Cultural Heritage. Read more

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The Spanish research centre Aimplas has coordinated a Horizon2020 into recyclable epoxy composites. Read more

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  • RKW Supports Circular Plastics Alliance

    olrat / Shutterstock.com

    RKW Supports Circular Plastics Alliance

  • 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

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

    Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock.com

    ICIS: Europe faces challenges in meeting plastic bottle recovery target

  • shutterstock_1447404302.jpg

    Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock.com

  • Topanel to invest €9m in new plant

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    Topanel to invest €9m in new plant

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