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Circular Economy Plan focuses on high-hanging fruit

The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Plan – one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal – which...

Mixed response to UK plastics packaging tax pledge

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has promised to deliver on the Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge to introduce a plastics packaging tax during...

EU Commission prepares circular economy action plan

The EU Commission will present its new action plan for the circular economy today. The IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (German Association for Plastic Packaging and Films)...

IK lambasts “false expectations” of European Plastics Pact

IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (German Association for Plastics Packaging and Films) has called the European Plastics Pact “pure actionism” (activism) after its launch today, saying...

EuPC refuses to sign the European Plastics Pact

The trade association European Plastics Converters (EuPC) has refused to sign the European Plastics Pact, which was officially launched today under the aegis of...

Wet market overhaul could drive flexibles demand in China

Changes to meat handling and distribution practices in China in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak could drive new demand for flexible packaging in...

Villiers sacked as environment secretary after six months

Environment secretary Theresa Villiers has been sacked by British prime minister Boris Johnson after just six months in the role. Villiers replaced Michael Gove as...

PLASTICS’ president condemns US bill

A US bill called the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 has been blasted as more interested in garnering headlines than it...

OPRL launches simplified labelling system

The On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) organisation has today launched its new ‘simplified’ labelling system across the UK in a bid to enhance packaging waste management...

Plastics policies will harm China’s PE imports

Polyethylene (PE) import volumes into China are likely to be impacted by policies announced by the country’s National Development and Reform Commission and the...

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