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Awakening of the Eco Warrior 2.0

The war on plastics has led to the awakening of the Eco Warrior 2.0, but does this well-meaning everyday environmental activist need another upgrade if change is really going to happen? more

7 Sep 2018 15:43 editor's blog

Agricultural film is a huge challenge for plastics recyclers, as large quantities need to be collected for recycling but the process of decontaminating these used agricultural films is expensive and resource-intensive. more

industry

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Axion Polymers

Axion Polymers collaborates with Volvo Car Group to support auto industry’s recycled plastics vision. more

materials

France is introducing a penalty system next year that will raise the cost of goods packaged with non-recyclable plastics. more

industry

Desert island bits

Revisiting the original Blue Planet series, it’s easy to see how much of a difference there is between the first and second series. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke considers Blue Planet in light of a recent study of plastic pollution in the Pitcairn Islands. more

17 Aug 2018 10:49 editor's blog

MSCI has raised Covestro’s sustainability rating from BBB to A. more

industry

The report sets out progress made in meeting its sustainability targets, set last year and underlines the company’s contributions to circular solutions. more

industry

The EU sponsors €2.6 million (approximately £2.3 million) to “Zero Cabin Waste” pilot project in Madrid to address opportunities for more sustainable packaging. more

industry

The University of Georgia has published its findings into the impact China’s National Sword ban on plastic waste imports will have on the global volume of plastic waste. more

industry

A case for plastic drinking straws

Plastics straws are the new coffee cups – enemy number one for the environmental warrior and a new must-have for the sustainable sipper. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke looks at a compelling case in favour of keeping plastic straws, as they are vital tools f more

20 Jul 2018 15:44 editor's blog

The sustainability team from Decathlon has visited the headquarters of RadiciGroup in Italy. more

industry

Fish nets are making an appearance on the football pitch – as recycled plastic materials thanks to adidas’s push to bring more recycled plastics into sportswear. more

industry

Recyclable

Rose Brooke

‘Recyclable’ should always have meant ‘recyclable’

PRE and the Association of Plastic Recyclers have come together to ensure ‘recyclable’ means ‘recyclable’ in plastics, but EPPM Editor Rose Brooke questions why this definition even needs to be made, and for whose benefit? more

18 Jul 2018 16:27 editor's blog

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The Lego Group

The LEGO Group launches new partnership with the Natural History Museum to inspire children to explore nature through play. more

industry

Plastics has lost a great champion for sustainability as Covestro has announced the sad and unexpected passing of its Chief Sustainability Officer Richard Northcote. more

industry

Six months into China’s Operation National Sword ban on the import of waste into the country and the cracks in the waste management system in Europe are beginning to show. more

industry

Volvo’s announcement to make 25 per cent of the plastics in its cars recycled by 2025 is the latest in the automotive industry’s growing investment in recycled plastics and circularity. more

industry

Ampacet Corporation has announced a refreshed focus with the unveiling of a new logo, tagline and website to underscore the new direction. more

industry

Site enhancements underline RPC’s sustainability commitment. more

industry

Ongoing partnership with ExxonMobil, thermoplastic solutions for electric vehicles, expanding into additive manufacturing and building what will be the world’s largest ethylene cracker are all key points for SABIC to home in at NPE2018. more

industry

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