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


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


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


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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