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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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Karl-H. Foerster, Executive Director of PlasticsEurope

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PlasticsEurope adopted its new Operating Rules in June 2019, making Operation Clean Sweep (OCS), the industry programme to prevent plastic pellet loss into the environment, compulsory to all of its members as of 1 January 2020. Read more

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Nurdle pollution poses a growing threat to marine animals and marine ecosystems

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All sectors of the plastic industry must urgently deliver on their promise to stop plastic pellet pollution, conservationists have said, with the threat to marine animals posed by this type of microplastic growing daily Read more

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It is estimated that the existing pollution levels in indoor environments are two to five times higher than outdoor environments. In order to address this, different technologies that purify indoor air are emerging. Read more

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Waitrose initiates plastic pollution programme

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Waitrose and Partners, in collaboration with Hubbub, an environmental charity group based in the UK, has initiated a programme to tackle the issue of plastic pollution. Read more

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"No one country, company or community can solve this on their own.” - Veolia CEO Antoine Frérot

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The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), a alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain, was launched yesterday (16 January) to advance solutions to the challenge of plastic waste in the environment, especially in th Read more

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The United Nations Environment and the European Commission have hosted an event at the UN headquarters in New York to launch the UN Environment Global Plastics Platform to help put an end to plastic pollution. Read more

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The top of the European plastics headlines: January 2018

Its been a busy start to 2018 across Europe's plastics supply chain - with legislation and media attention each week. Here's your top five most popular stories... Read more

2 Feb 2018 15:51 editor's blog

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

Fumes from steel mills will make plastics, as Covestro explains its new pan-European project. Read more

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Microscopic plastics

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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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China has raised the drawbridge on incoming plastic and paper waste shipments from overseas, which it says is polluting the country's environment. Read more

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  • Asahi Kasei develops polyamide beads foam

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    Asahi Kasei develops polyamide beads foam

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  • Karl-H. Foerster, Executive Director of PlasticsEurope

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    Karl-H. Foerster, Executive Director of PlasticsEurope

    Karl-H. Foerster, Executive Director of PlasticsEurope

  • Pellets in the area of Tarragona beach, Spain

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    Pellets in the area of Tarragona beach, Spain

    Pellets in the area of Tarragona beach, Spain

  • WPC welcomes marine litter resolution

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    WPC welcomes marine litter resolution

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