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The international organisation CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has recognised BASF as world leader in climate action with an ‘A’ rating in the 2018 Climate Change List. Read more

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Carbon4PUR has shown promising results with the first plastic precursors having been obtained from flue gases, including CO2

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The pan-European research project Carbon4PUR is taking the next step in investigating how waste gas from the steel industry can be turned into chemicals for valuable plastics. Read more

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Bornholm: a perfect place to develop green change and circular economy solutions

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Citizens, businesses, and tourists on the Danish island of Bornholm are aiming to radically improve their capacity for sorting waste. The goal is that by 2032 all waste produced on Bornholm will be reused or recycled. Read more

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UK-based plastic packaging specialists Spectra will be making its return to PCD (Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics Design) in the French capital later this month following another strong year in the French market. Read more

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South Korea-based Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. has become one of the first chemical companies in the world to package its products in 20kg PE-bags made with 50% recycled PE. 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 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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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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Tritan bottles were provided for the Human Rights event in Warsaw Read more

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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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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

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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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