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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. 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. 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. more

industry

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. more

industry

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. more

materials

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

industry

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. more

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The Lego Group

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

materials

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

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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

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