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European plastics industry leaders have committed to champion the plastics Circular Economy by launching Circularity Platforms aimed at reaching a 50 per cent plastic waste recycling target by 2040. more

16 Jan 2018 16:41 industry

The European Commission today announced the publication of its strategy for plastics, with new packaging rules, recycling expansion and money for sustainable plastics development. more

16 Jan 2018 16:11 industry

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute have enhanced collaboration to improve education about the circular economy more

15 Jan 2018 14:45 industry

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. more

15 Jan 2018 11:37 guest blogs

Vanden Recycling welcomes parts of the UK Government's 25 year environment plan. more

12 Jan 2018 15:40 industry

When is plastic 'avoidable'?

The UK government's announcement to stamp out all 'avoidable plastics' in 25 years has raised some questions from EPPM Editor Rose Brooke. more

12 Jan 2018 12:18 editor's blog

The British Government is flexing its muscles in the battle to eliminate plastic waste by announcing a new 25 year plan to stam out 'avoidable plastic waste'. more

11 Jan 2018 09:21 industry

Belgian household waste recycler ECO-oh! has a new CEO to manage its target of fifty-five per cent of Belgium's household waste plastics. more

8 Jan 2018 14:42 industry

The scourge of the plastic laminated paper takeaway coffee cup is in the crosshairs of Britain's MP's who have suggested a levy on purchases. more

5 Jan 2018 11:48 industry

Axion is taking the lead in the quest for plastic circularity by launching a 'Design for Recycling' service that aims to help the value chain to ensure packaging are optimised for end of life without impeding the quality of the product itself. more

4 Jan 2018 16:06 industry

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? more

4 Jan 2018 15:12 editor's blog 2 Comments

To encourage design for recycling, Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) has published an updated version of its Design for Recycling Guidelines. more

3 Jan 2018 17:02 industry

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Norwegian sorting machine company TOMRA has agreed to supply 40 of its Autosort machines to recycling processors SKM, in Melbourne. more

3 Jan 2018 12:20 industry

Sipping: The inconvenient truth

Disposable coffee cups and plastic drinking straws are making headlines this week. Rose Brooke explores the inconvenient truth of a future of buying beverages where we pay extra for straws and bring our own mugs to the coffee shop. more

3 Jan 2018 12:00 editor's blog

Aimplas pioneers recyclable packaging for crisps and chicken. more

21 Dec 2017 15:45 industry

The nations of Western Europe have shown they have some bottle when it comes to PET collection and recycling, increasing retention of bottle material with an increased share from Spain and Britain. more

19 Dec 2017 15:43 materials

AMUT Group will be at the first trade show of the year in Moscow, from January 23 - 26 2018. more

18 Dec 2017 10:59 machinery

A new study by Plastics Recyclers Europe shows that the 65 per cent recycling target for plastic packaging is achievable by 2025. more

15 Dec 2017 15:03 industry

Plastics knowledge for a greener Christmas

Going into the festive season armed with a little plastics knowledge could help you keep a lid on your carbon footprint this Christmas, EPPM Editor Rose Brooke explains. more

13 Dec 2017 10:33 editor's blog

Pantomime 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. more

8 Dec 2017 09:44 guest blogs

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