Expanded Polystyrene’s (EPS) natural make-up of approximately 98 per cent air makes it highly buoyant and ideal for the construction of floating mooring and docks. Read more


Comau strengthens e-mobility position

Cesa Bianchi, Francesca

Comau, a global leader in advanced industrial automation products and solutions, has been commissioned to build one of the world’s first automated manufacturing lines for lithium-ion battery modules for transport applications by Leclanché. Read more


biodegradable and compostable plastics

University of Plymouth

A study by the University of Plymouth, UK, intended to provide insights into the ‘environmental deterioration’ of plastic carrier bags made from different polymer types under littering conditions. Read more


Hexcel also has a range of products for racing yacht and luxury boat manufacturers

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At this year’s JEC World Paris, US-based advanced composites company Hexcel will promote a wide range of innovations for applications in the aerospace, automotive, energy and marine markets. Read more


The European parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning single-use plastic products, but what are stakeholders saying about the decision? Read more


NPE 2018 has opened as the heavyweight champion in the world, and remarks from President Bill Carteaux indicate the US Plastics industry is ready to square up to the biggest challenges facing the worldwide industry. Read more


Research from Brunel University finds global funds could help poor countries reduce pollution by 77 per cent. Read more


Out of sight, out of mind no more: An open letter to the plastics industry

Naturalist and author Sarah Roberts believes the plastics industry can put pressure on brand-owners to help consumers close the plastics circular economy loop, as the ocean plastic crisis reaches boiling point in the media. Read more

12 Feb 2018 11:20 guest blogs

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Marine Conservation Society

Charity renews appeal for plastic charge through new campaign- ‘Would you care if it was you?’ Read more


Guest post: Bioplastics and biodegradable packaging – a more sustainable solution?

The ocean plastics crisis has raised the profile of bioplastics and biodegradable plastics as a solution to the problem. Axion Consulting's Richard McKinlay explores whether this is really the most sustainable way to tackle marine litter. Read more

15 Jan 2018 11:37 guest blogs

Plastics manufacturing trends for 2018

The marine plastics crisis is going to be the single largest influencer of plastics manufacturing trends in 2018, says EPPM Editor Rose Brooke. Do you agree? Read more

4 Jan 2018 15:12 editor's blog

EPPM's most-read stories of 2017

We look back on the top European plastics stories to get EPPM readers clicking in 2017 - and sustainability is definitely the overarching theme. Read more

15 Dec 2017 10:36 editor's blog

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Guest post: Is plastic the recycling pantomime villain?

Amid the ocean plastic media noise, are we forgetting about the importance of plastics as a versatile and mechanically sophisticated material and the advantages it brings to modern life? Paul Fears of Bunting Europe shares his thoughts. Read more

8 Dec 2017 09:44 guest blogs

Plastic waste: An embarrassing reminder of our throwaway society

Plastic waste was in the news and on the radio this week, and EPPM Editor Rose Brooke brought the argument that the blame cannot lie solely at the feet of the industry when what we need is investment and education. Read more

7 Dec 2017 17:02 editor's blog

Plastics that are blighting the natural environment and the world's oceans had the spotlight firmly shone on them at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) on December 6th. Read more


A little fish struggling to survive in an ocean inundated with plastics pollution is the protagonist in an illustrated story from Waste Free Oceans. Read more


Waste Free Oceans is pioneering a project to prevent plastic particles passing into fluvial-marine transit. Read more


Proctor and Gamble is blazing a fresh trail for circularity in plastic production by launching a washing up liquid bottle produced from 100 per cent recycled and ocean plastics. Read more


Guest post: Putting an end to ghost nets

Vecoplan has been supporting tackling marine plastics litter with its work in the field of ghost net recycling, which utilises processing technology for PA and PP nets. Read more

25 Aug 2017 10:26 guest blogs

Microscopic plastics

The Scottish Association for Marine Science

A study of marine life living more than 2,000 m under the North Atlantic Ocean has revealed that half of these deep-sea creatures contain microplastic materials. Read more


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    Hexcel also has a range of products for racing yacht and luxury boat manufacturers

    Hexcel also has a range of products for racing yacht and luxury boat manufacturers

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