Lush, the worldwide cosmetics retailer, is committing to tackling marine waste by setting ambitious collection targets for ocean plastics to be reprocessed into packaging. more

12 Jul 2017 16:29 industry

Waste Free Oceans is connecting fishing, converting and brand owners to help reduce the amount of plastics in the ocean and supporting new end markets for marine plastics. more

28 Jun 2017 12:18 industry


Guggenheim Museum, New York.

April brought EPPM readers some fairly high-profile plastics news, including LANXESS' acquisition of Chemtura, Milliken and 3M being singled out among the most ethical companies on the planet. more

28 Apr 2017 10:58 blog

Greenpeace vs Coca-Cola raises plastic litter blame debate

Greenpeace and Coca-Cola crossed swords this week after the environmental group put a statue of a seagull choking outside its London offices in a demonstration against litter harming marine life. But is Coca-Cola the only party to blame? more

13 Apr 2017 10:17 editor's blog

December's most-read headlines

The end of the year can sometimes be called 'the silly season' due to the perceived lack of news - this was hardly the case for European plastics, as the news continued to flow in over the holiday period. more

3 Jan 2017 11:08 editor's blog

New signatories have been added to the Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter, further strengthening the fight to tackle marine litter. more

13 Dec 2016 16:39 industry

PlasticsEurope's Plastics Shape The Future sideshow at K is bringing future innovations, important debates and a platform for sharing ideas to the world's biggest plastics showcase. more

12 Oct 2016 11:39 industry

I don’t want no scrubs

Plastic microbeads have been banned by governments and retailers around the world, and by the end of 2016 L’Oreal will have eradicated them from their products. EPPM confines them to the box of ‘Beauty trends of yesteryear: What were we thinking?'. more

9 Aug 2016 16:12 editor's blog

The European Commission has announced that it will hold a Green Week on the 30th May to 3rd June with the theme ‘investing for a greener future’. more

26 May 2016 10:45 industry

Ahead of RECOUP, the plastics recycling conference, speaker Prof Dr Helmut Maurer of the European Commission has called for a landfill ban and to approach plastics more intelligently, facilitating recycling, re-use and repair. more

11 May 2016 16:12 industry

Microbeads: The barefaced truth

The pressure is on for a microbead ban from toiletries in Europe. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke gathers a little more information about these minuscule plastic grains and why we're losing nothing as consumers by boycotting them. more

15 Mar 2016 16:55 editor's blog

DuPont Performance Materials TFI have been honoured with the 2016 European Plastics Innovation Award in the Hybrid Product category for their Dynamic Tethers mooring protection system used to protect wave energy devices in harsh conditions. more

27 Jan 2016 11:33 industry

Without waiting to be told 'something must be done' by decision-makers, adidas and Parley for the Oceans have taken matters into their own hands, extracting litter from the sea to produce footwear. more

10 Dec 2015 16:34 industry

A fresh report from the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment and the Ocean Conservancy has concluded that the amount of plastic waste adrift in the world's oceans has hit crisis levels. more

7 Dec 2015 17:02 industry

US lawmakers will vote to ban plastic microbeads, tiny grains of plastic often found in exfoliating products and toothpaste, as they are considered both an environmental and public health risk. more

19 Nov 2015 10:46 industry

The annual Petcore Europe Conference will be taking place in Brussels on November 24th 2015, bringing together experts from the whole PET value chain to discuss sustainability issues in the world of PET. more

22 Oct 2015 16:15 industry

Circular Ocean is a multi-organisational project that aims to develop green economies and reduce plastic rubbish on Northern Europe's remotest coasts by developing new purposes for marine litter and old fishing nets. more

19 Oct 2015 10:57 industry


Dave Mothershaw - Evonik Industries AG

EPPM's most-read stories: The August edit

So much for August being the sleepiest summer month… there has been no shortage of exciting stories here at EPPM Towers and no shortage of eager readers clicking through to read them. more

28 Aug 2015 16:00 editor's blog


Dave Mothershaw - Evonik Industries AG

Evonik has extended its agreement with the Rebikoff-Niggeler Foundation - which aims to capture footage of the giant squid in its natural habitat - with its PLEXIGLAS technology for submersibles for two more years. more

27 Jul 2015 14:22 industry

The China Plastics Processing Industry Association has joined Operation Clean Sweep to do its bit in keeping the oceans free of plastic. more

28 May 2015 09:28 industry

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