Waste plastics

Axion: business models for recycling are changing for the better

| 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.

WFO showcases the first shelter with recycled plastic from the river Po

| 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.

PRE: Overhauling old practices in plastics waste management

| 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.

Coalition call to support binding recycled content targets

| 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.

EuPC welcomes the efforts of the EMF to tackle the worldwide ocean pollution

| 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 joins forces

| 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: Malaysia is said to have announced a permanent ban on plastic waste imports

| BIR has received news that Malaysia has announced a permanent ban on the import of plastic waste as from Friday 26 October 2018.

Euric: Landmark vote by the European Parliament

| 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.

PET value chain urges policymakers to support its circularity

| 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.

EuPC: Parliament vote a negative result for European market and local jobs

| 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.

CCC criticizes European Parliament’s vote on plastics strategy

| 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.
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Parliament gives green light to recycled content in plastic bottles

| 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.
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EUBP: Reduction of plastics needs to tie in with consumption realities

| 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).

MEPs back EU ban on throwaway plastics by 2021 

| 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.