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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

5 Mar 2019 14:15 editor's blog

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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Conferences at the Gallia Hotel in Milan will cover how the European plastics industry can strive to close the loop on waste plastic and improve energy sustainability. Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU Commissioner for Growth will be a speaker. Read more

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As new regulations allow larger plastic aerosols, and higher pressures in containers, Petcore Europe has formed a taskforce to assess aerosol recyclability. Read more

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The European Commission today announced the publication of its strategy for plastics, with new packaging rules, recycling expansion and money for sustainable plastics development. Read more

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The European Budget Commissioner Gunther Oettinger has the plastics industry sighted in his crosshairs to raise funds to keep the EU ship afloat. Read more

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Belgian household waste recycler ECO-oh! has a new CEO to manage its target of fifty-five per cent of Belgium's household waste plastics. Read more

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A new study by Plastics Recyclers Europe shows that the 65 per cent recycling target for plastic packaging is achievable by 2025. Read more

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The European chemical industry has declared that it will stay united post-Brexit to ensure future trading between the UK and EU. Read more

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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. Read more

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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'. Read more

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  • EU member states gain traction towards waste-free economy

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    EU member states gain traction towards waste-free economy

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

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

  • European Parliament Elections 2019

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    European Parliament Elections 2019

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

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    Commission welcomes Parliament adoption of new single–use plastics rules

  • 2019-03-20 parliament 4692.jpg

    Jean-Yves Limet

  • European Parliament to host high-level oceans conference

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    European Parliament to host high-level oceans conference

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