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Slovakia bans single-use plastics

Slovakia bans single-use plastics

Slovakia banned single-use plastics as of 2021 on Wednesday, joining the European Union fight to reduce marine pollution. The new law will make it illegal to sell plastic plates, cups, cutlery, drink stirrers, straws and cotton buds.


 New EN standard for stormwater boxes

New EN standard for stormwater boxes

CEN has published a new set of standards for stormwater boxes. The new standards simplify the existing complicated market situation in Europe with a myriad of local standards, quality marks and approvals and make it easier for designers and purchasers to compare.


K 2019: New solid silicone rubber for improved fire safety

K 2019: New solid silicone rubber for improved fire safety

Wacker will be presenting a new flame-retardant solid silicone rubber for the rail industry at K 2019, the 21st International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber. Elastosil R 771 meets the fire-safety codes applicable for all rolling stock in the European Union since 2018. T


New EU rules to reduce marine litter

New EU rules to reduce marine litter

Marine Litter continues to dominate the media, now the European Commission is responding to the discussion. To tackle the plastic waste in the oceans and seas, the Commision proposes new regulations for the reduction of plastic waste.


The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, adopted yesterday, is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy. It will protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe.


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