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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

25 Apr 2017 10:07 industry

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

17 Mar 2017 12:19 industry

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

8 Mar 2017 09:00 blog

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

27 Jan 2017 09:06 industry

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

6 Oct 2016 11:30 industry

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

5 Aug 2016 09:43 industry

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

4 Apr 2016 09:30 industry

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

13 Nov 2014 16:53 materials

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

6 Nov 2014 12:27 industry

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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