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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. more

20 Feb 2018 15:36 industry

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

13 Feb 2018 11:53 industry

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

16 Jan 2018 16:11 industry

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

11 Jan 2018 16:52 industry

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. more

8 Jan 2018 14:42 industry

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

15 Dec 2017 15:03 industry

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

23 Nov 2017 14:37 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

Proposals from the European parliament to bring higher degradability standards to agricultural film have met a sharp riposte from Plastic Recyclers Europe. more

4 Oct 2017 17:00 materials

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The European Union Horizon 2020 research funding programme has awarded €1.47million to Polykemi, Luxus and One51. more

20 Jul 2017 16:23 industry

The European plastics community is welcomed to 'the Island', this September, with the British plastics industry throwing wide its arms to the international marketplace. more

6 Jul 2017 14:21 industry

After ten years of harmonising chemical regulations, Cefic hopes to support the EU REACH program for another two decades. more

27 Jun 2017 11:11 industry 1 Comments

Machinery manufacturers taskforce EURIS has recommended an extension to the time needed for post-EU transition. more

23 Jun 2017 11:58 industry

As Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK commence, British plastics businesses that rely on EU workers may have to explore automation and training if they cannot rely on the free movement of skilled people. more

19 Jun 2017 11:58 industry

No mandate for Brexit, what now?

Instead of the victory that would silence the soft Brexit and Remain chorus once and for all, Theresa May's snap election gamble cost the Tories 12 seats and their majority. But what does this mean for Brexit negotiations? more

9 Jun 2017 10:33 editor's blog

Funds injection granted for Polyethylenfuranoate set up of supply chain. more

8 Jun 2017 12:30 materials

Green Week 2017 aimed to highlight how a green transition to a circular economy can be beneficial for the EU. more

5 Jun 2017 16:57 industry

Cefic has welcomed Member States' commitment on behalf of the EU chemical industry. more

30 May 2017 15:11 industry

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

25 May 2017 15:46 industry

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