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UK government to investigate marine pollution

A governmental panel discussion in London is set to take place on June 7 to examine the effects of litter on the marine environment.

EU tariffs are failing converters says Alliance

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.

British currency volatility as referendum approaches

Concerns over the UK leaving the EU in June's referendum has driven Sterling to its lowest in seven years against the Dollar and the lowest in one year against the Euro.

BPF members against Brexit

More than half (62 per cent) of British Plastics Federation (BPF) members believe that the UK should remain in the EU, following the recent announcement of a June referendum.

Billions opened up to circular economy

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.

Facelift lacks substance, claims PRE

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.

‘Lack of legal clarity’ in EU proposal

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.

BPF bemoans lack of ambition

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.

Petition seeks barriers to harmful oils

An online petition by non-profit organisation FoodWatch is calling for the introduction of suitable barrier coatings for packaging to limit the migration of harmful mineral oils into food products.

Chinese associations sign plastics declaration

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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