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After the EU pushed for a completely circular plastics industry by 2030, Vanden has welcomed Brussel's plastic proposals. more

18 Jan 2018 12:18 Industry News

The European Commission has unveiled a long-term strategy for legislation on the plastics industry, pledging to fund innovation but ban 'single-use' packaging and micropalstics. more

17 Jan 2018 14:33 Industry News

Plastic waste ‘one of the great environmental scourges of our time’, says Theresa May in environmetla pledge to crack down on landfilled PCR. more

11 Jan 2018 11:09 Industry News

After a year and half of negotiations since the UK Brexit referendum, the British Plastics Federation and European Plastics Converters Association have updated their position paper for the new year. more

19 Dec 2017 10:18 Industry News

Borealis, based in Austria, has received recognition for its product advances in cables insulation for European Commission plans to link the continental power network. more

30 Nov 2017 15:16 Materials

A protective waterproof membrane from Trelleborg will protect essential components in a large renewable energy scheme. more

3 Nov 2017 11:09 Environment

Polymer foams

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Covestro is working with steel giant ArcelorMittal to recycle carbon dioxide exhaust into the plastic production process. more

30 Oct 2017 11:03 Materials

London student Cecily Ward amongst winners of PlasticsEurope debating competition. more

3 Oct 2017 15:45 Industry News

Proposals from the EU to improve degradability of agricultural films have met a sharp riposte from Plastic Recyclers Europe. more

3 Oct 2017 13:36 Industry News

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A project to develop a black pigment that is Near-Infrared compatible has won £1.29million for Sweden’s Polykemi and Britain’s Luxus. more

20 Jul 2017 15:18 Industry News

Cooling system supplier ICS Cool Energy says manufacturers will make long term savings by getting equipment in line with 2018 energy legislation early. more

4 Jul 2017 16:37 Industry News

Terry Scuoler: Firms facing Brexit ‘tipping point’ unless Government provides clarity on strategy. more

4 Jul 2017 12:35 Industry News

‘Towards Circular Economy’ was the focus of the 2017 VinylPlus Sustainability Forum, which took place in Berlin last week. more

19 May 2017 15:29 Industry News

A debating competition has opened for entries for European youth to focus on the impact of plastics in the digital economy. more

28 Apr 2017 09:49 Industry News

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted for an increase to the proposed recycling targets outlined in the EU’s Circular Economy Package to 70 percent. more

15 Mar 2017 10:25 Environment

European Food Safety Authority HQ in Parma, Italy

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The European Plastics Distributors Association has acclaimed container manufacturers’ successful compliance with EU food safety regulations. more

17 Feb 2017 11:41 Industry News

European Plastics Converters have encouraged EU plans to reduce plastics waste and boost recycling outlined in ‘Roadmap on the Strategy for Plastics’. more

7 Feb 2017 11:29 Industry News

The President of a recycling association says further investment is needed, as well as a realistic approach if the EU industry is to become more competitive and professional. more

22 Jun 2016 09:00 Environment

SafeCom 2015, the largest UK chemical regulatory conference heralded a great success this April for its twelfth consecutive year. more

16 Jun 2015 16:30 Events

The decision on April 28 by the European Parliament to introduce legislation to reduce the use of lightweight carrier bags in EU countries has divided opinion amongst plastics trade associations. more

30 Apr 2015 14:52 Industry News