Limited availability of polymers has continued to put pressure on European plastics converting companies (mainly SMEs) since early 2015, with 66 Force Majeure announcements across the ageing EU polymer industry during the past 14 months, reports the Polymers for Europe Alliance.
The European Commission (EC) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced changes to EU financial tools in order to help circular economy projects and businesses secure funding and support EU climate goals.
Trade association Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) believes the Circular Economy package recently announced by the European Commission (EC) lacks concrete actions to push plastics recycling across the continent.
European Plastics Converters (EuPC) has expressed its concern that the level of legal clarity contained in the European Commission’s (EC) Circular Economy package is insufficient to guide companies on the continent towards a circular economy.
The European Commission (EC) has been accused of a distinct lack of ambition on preventing recyclables from going to landfill by the British Plastics Federation (BPF), after the former released a revised Circular Economy Package yesterday.
Three Chinese associations representing the country’s plastics industry have signed the ‘Global Declaration for Solutions on Marine Litter’, a commitment to help find and implement solutions for keeping plastics out of the ocean.
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