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

Veolia

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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Gamma Meccanica

The company says its technological choices are oriented towards the respect for the environment and eco-sustainability. Read more

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A new, fossil-free bioplastic is emerging and, according to experiments conducted at Lund University, Sweden, it is more durable than both regular plastic and other bioplastics, and is potentially better suited for recycling. Read more

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Covestro will introduce its new Baycusan eco series of bio-based polyurethane film formers at the Cosmetagora trade fair in Paris on 15 and 16 January 2019. Read more

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Venetia Spencer

Benjamin Brolet

Value chain initiative Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP) has appointed Venetia Spencer as Secretary General as it continues its aim of maximising Europe’s polyolefins recycling Read more

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The CEFLEX consortium of companies, associations and organisations collaborating to enhance the performance of flexible packaging in the circular economy in Europe has reached a new landmark with stakeholder numbers now more than 100. Read more

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Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has officially launched the third edition of its Imagine Chemistry collaborative innovation challenge. Read more

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Co-organised by AINIA and AIMPLAS, the IV edition of this technology event of the plastics sector will take place in Valencia, Spain, on 29 and 30 May 2019, focusing on innovations in sustainable materials, packages, equipment and machinery. Read more

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Of the more than three million tonnes of PET bottles in the European market in 2017, 58.2% (1.9 million tonnes) were collected for recycling. Read more

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Szafran Piotr

Tritan bottles were provided for the Human Rights event in Warsaw Read more

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SABIC

SABIC

SABIC has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Plastic Energy Ltd., a pioneer in chemical plastics recycling, for the supply of feedstock to support SABIC’s petrochemical operations in Europe. Read more

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RECOUP

EPRO encourage innovation and sustainability with awards. Read more

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VinylPlus is continuing its commitment to supporting a sustainable framework for the PVC value chain in Europe by launching its new VinylPlus Product Label. Read more

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‘Single-use’ word of the year highlights public urgency

Single-use is word of the year according to the Collins Dictionary, making 2018 the year plastics fell from grace. Read more

8 Nov 2018 16:21 editor's blog

In a statement published the day after the single-use plastics vote in the European Parliament, the EuPC has warned the sudden ban could pose possible negative effects to public health and hygiene. Read more

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The sustainability agenda is knocking on everybody’s door in plastics, but what are leaders in additive supply concentrating on to support the circular economy? We caught up with Addivant to find out. Read more

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Garden plastic fencing is set to revolutionise the domestic and commercial fencing sector, a global market that will hit £5.5 billion (€6.1 billion) by 2024. These products are strong, maintenance free, cost efficient and will last for years. Read more

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LyondellBasell talk partnership, Advanced Polymer Solutions and the circular economy with EPPM after announcing the completion of the A. Schulman acquisition. 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 Lego Group

Latest LEGO collection includes plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane. Read more

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