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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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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

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Jean-Yves Limet

The entire PET industry has set itself ambitious recycling targets and is committed to increase its role in the circular economy, and is taking these to the European Parliament. Read more

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‘Single-use’ word of the year highlights public urgency

Single-use is word of the year according to the Collins Dictionary, making 2018 the year plastics fell from grace. Read more

8 Nov 2018 16:21 editor's blog

In a statement published the day after the single-use plastics vote in the European Parliament, the EuPC has warned the sudden ban could pose possible negative effects to public health and hygiene. Read more

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The European parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning single-use plastic products, but what are stakeholders saying about the decision? 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 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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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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Proposals from the European parliament to bring higher degradability standards to agricultural film have met a sharp riposte from Plastic Recyclers Europe. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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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. Read more

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

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

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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. Read more

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  • 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

  • Response and responsibility

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    Response and responsibility

    There is much doom and gloom surrounding plastics and politics currently, and rightly so.

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