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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. more


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


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


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


A week before SAVE FOOD at Interpack, MEPs voted for the European Commission to address 'best before' labelling and taxes on food donations to curb food waste in Europe. more


‘Extremely ambitious objective’ – Plastics Europe welcomes tighter recycling regulations but believes the new EU landfill law is ‘challenging’. more


International Women's Day may only last 24 hours, but the facts will still be facts tomorrow. Rose Brooke looks at how the STEM gender gap has its roots at school level. more


The European Parliament will vote in March 2017 on new proposals to increase plastic packaging recycling rates in the circular economy. more


KI Group's high-calibre conference in Düsseldorf will focus on securing the supply of raw materials and Europe's relationship with China. more


DEFRA reveals that the plastic bag charge has directly led to six billion fewer plastic bags being taken home in the UK, benefitting the environment and good causes all over the country from the money raised. more


Europe wakes up to Brexit news

Europe has awoken to the news the UK has voted to leave the European Union and its Prime Minister is resigning, now the world watches as the country rearranges itself to go it alone. more

24 Jun 2016 10:03 editor's blog

TEPPFA, The European Plastic Pipes & Fittings Association, is welcoming some 150 delegates to the 25th TEPPFA Forum 2016, which runs from April 4th to 5th at the Steigenberger Hotel in Brussels. more


EU plastic bag levy voted in

The European Parliament has voted in the plastic bag levy - which will come as no shock to consumers in the EU but in Hong Kong - where a similar levy came into force recently - it's proving a little more tricky to adapt. more

29 Apr 2015 17:13 editor's blog

Is Europe ready to pay for plastic bags?

Europe is preparing for a blanket plastic bag charge, but while the measure is good for the environment what does this mean for the consumer? more

7 Jan 2015 09:52 editor's blog

French researchers have disputed a report published by the EU on the efficacy and viability of oxo-biodegradable plastics. more


Symphony Environmental has announced it has welcomed Lord Callanan, former European Parliament environmental heavyweight, to the organisation. more


Are we no longer a 'learning society' in Europe?

Europe must go back to school if it is to stay in the global manufacturing race. more

10 Sep 2013 16:16 editor's blog

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