| Changing business models for plastic recycling could lead to more profitable businesses, higher grade material on the market and make investment in recycling infrastructure more viable, suggests resource recovery specialist Axion.
| The plastic waste collected and then recycled can become a useful tool for dealing with emergency situations. This was the result of the experimental project presented at the Ecomondo fair in Rimini by Waste Free Oceans and Corepla, who, together with Protomax, have created a humanitarian shelter prototype with plastic collected along the river Po in Italy.
| Exporting mixed plastic waste used to be a common practice in the past. For many countries this was an easy way out as they did not have to establish viable schemes to properly treat their waste domestically.
| The co-signatories of this joint statement urge the Council to support the binding target of at least 35% recycled plastic in beverage bottles by 2025.
| On 30th Octobre in Bali, at the Our Ocean Conference, organised by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation presented another chapter to its activity, called New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.
| Mondi has become one of the first signatories of The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment which will work towards eliminating plastic pollution and creating 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable plastic packaging by 2025.
| BIR has received news that Malaysia has announced a permanent ban on the import of plastic waste as from Friday 26 October 2018.
| The European Parliament in plenary meeting approved in a landmark vote on 24 October 2018 a target of 35% of mandatory recycled plastic by 2025 in beverage bottles.
| The EU Single Use Plastics Directive Proposal is currently under the assessment of the European Parliament. The proposal foresees the consumption reduction of PET trays - a circular packaging product with a high amount of recycled content.
| Yesterday, October 24th, the European Parliament has adopted its negotiating position on the Commission proposal on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.
| According to the Consumer Choice Center (CCC), Parliamentarians have now created a more restrictive strategy than the one originally suggested by the European Commission, and are about to start negotiations with the European Council.
| The European Parliament has approved the report which would make it mandatory to produce beverage containers composed of at least 35% recycled plastic by 2025.
| The European Parliament approved today its report on the draft Directive on Marine Pollution and Single-use Plastics. “European Bioplastics fully supports the transition from a linear to a circular economy. Bioplastics enable more sustainable solutions for a range of products“, says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics (EUBP).
| Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds, will be banned in the EU under plans adopted on Wednesday.