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EU framework delays harming the circular economy

The absence of EU legal framework on the safety of processes to recycle plastics for use in food contact materials prolongs the lack of...

Agricultural film regulation could be damaging, claims PRE

The European market for recycled plastics from agriculture could be disrupted if the European Parliament’s draft report on regulating the CE marking of fertilising products...

Packaging Regulations non-compliance costs companies millions

UK businesses have paid more than £3.5 million ($4.5m) since 2011 for breaching the Packaging Regulations, claims Kite Environmental Solutions, which operates one of...

HuntsmanClariant deal moves forward

The United States Federal Trade Commission has delivered a second request for information from HunstmanClaraint on two products relating to the closure of the...

Chicago places tax on sweetened beverages

A local judge in the US city of Chicago has ruled to lift a temporary ban on the controversial tax on sweetened beverages that...

UK government to ban microbeads

The UK's environment secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that UK companies will have to stop using microbeads in their products at the start of...

Nobody should be surprised by China ban, says UK recycler

Vanden Recycling has said that the UK plastics recycling sector should not be surprised about a ban on imports of plastics scrap into China,...

Fourth Australian state to ban plastics bags

The Australian state of Queensland is to introduce the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017 into parliament, which will involve the banning of...

80 per cent of UK companies expecting turnover to increase

The British Plastics Federation’s (BPF) latest Business Conditions Survey, which was conducted in June and July 2017 by 106 companies, indicates increased optimism within...

US Department of Justice agrees to Dow/DuPont deal

Dow Chemical and DuPont have reached a proposed agreement with the anti-trust division of the US Department of Justice that will allow the deal...

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