PlasticsEurope has announced the creation of a new Plastics Packaging Circular Economy Group at K 2016 to contribute to Europe’s Resource Efficient Circular Economy ambition. more

Oct 23, 2016 10:51 AM K 2016

A Europe-wide youth debating competition asking students to question a future with and without petrochemicals and plastics has been hailed as a success. more

Oct 10, 2016 9:00 AM Industry News

Three of Europe’s plastics trade associations and representative bodies have united to outline their recommendations for the Circular Economy Package in order to enhance sustainability within the plastics industry. more

Sep 27, 2016 12:11 PM Environment

BOPP specialist, Treofan and polyolefins specialist, Borealis, have received the award for ‘Best Lightweight Innovation’ at the first European Plastic Innovation Awards for their cooperation in creating the thinnest polypropylene capacitor film. more

Jul 1, 2016 10:05 AM Materials

​A new website has been launched that gives a platform to the progress of the multiple initiatives set up to alleviate the problem of marine litter. more

Mar 24, 2016 11:34 AM Environment

The ultimate aim of zero plastics entering the marine environment was the key theme of a multi-stakeholder conference organised by industry trade association, PlasticsEurope. more

Mar 17, 2016 2:52 PM Environment

First there were modern-day yurts, then luxury ‘glamping’ and now there is a new spin on traditional camping in the form of beach ‘pods’ made from recycled plastic waste. more

Mar 4, 2016 11:03 AM Environment

A key European conference established to address some of the plastics industry’s controversial issues will use the 2016 edition to address the global problem of marine litter. more

Jan 19, 2016 11:14 AM Events

European plastics trade associations have said they welcome the publication of the European Commission’s (EC) new Circular Economy package as a “step closer” to resource efficiency, however, there needs to be more clarity in a number of areas. more

Dec 3, 2015 2:33 PM Environment

​Three plastics industry associations in China have become the latest signatories to the 'Global Declaration for Solutions on Marine Litter', a commitment to help find and implement solutions for keeping plastics out of the ocean. more

Nov 3, 2015 11:51 AM Environment

Brussels-based trade association, PlasticsEurope, has appointed Leonor Garcia as its new Director of Public Affairs. more

Aug 17, 2015 2:43 PM Industry News

PlasticsEurope has called for a landfill ban on recyclable and other recoverable post-consumer waste by 2025. more

Jun 22, 2015 2:43 PM Environment

Following the launch of the Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (PIRAP) by Plastics 2020 and WRAP yesterday (16/06/15), the Resource Management Minister, Rory Stewart, has given his personal support to the plan. more

Jun 17, 2015 1:59 PM Environment

Plastics 2020 (namely BPF, PAFA and PlasticsEurope) and WRAP have launched a new action plan to improve and strengthen the UK’s plastics recycling sector. more

Jun 17, 2015 12:23 PM Environment

Three leading plastics industry trade associations have pledged their endorsement for a new campaign, which aims to tackle littering by changing public perceptions. more

Jun 4, 2015 2:56 PM Industry News

The key to increasing rates of recycling and recovery of plastics, as well as the creation of jobs in Europe is to better implement existing waste legislation, according to the President of PlasticsEurope Italia. more

May 1, 2015 12:24 PM Environment

In response to a new study on marine debris looking at ways to tackle the amount of plastic waste in the world’s oceans, PlasticsEurope, has reaffirmed the industry’s commitment to proper waste management systems. more

Feb 24, 2015 5:13 PM Environment

Plastics production in Europe grew by 1.5 percent in 2014 and is on course to continue this positive trend in 2015, according to the industry trade association, PlasticsEurope. more

Feb 2, 2015 2:44 PM

European Member states have voted in favour of revised legislation to to reduce consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags to more “responsible levels”. more

Nov 24, 2014 4:56 PM Industry News

The President of a leading trade association has said the European plastics industry is a “strategic pillar” of the manufacturing sector that must be protected with a sustainable growth plan for the future. more

Nov 7, 2014 11:12 AM Industry News

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