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EP seals ban on throwaway

Single-use plastic cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers to be banned by 2021.

Petcore Europe discusses in

Petcore Europe and the Parliament Magazine therefore organized a breakfast discussion in the European Parliament to present the PET industry's best practices.

Single-Use Plastics: Let’s

Two days ago, the three European institutions announced the provisional agreement on the new measures proposed earlier in May by the Commission to tackle marine litter at its source.


House of Lords calls for clarification

House of Lords report is urging the UK government to clarify how it intends to regulate chemicals after Brexit as the country can potentially losing access to 16,000 substances.

Trade war will have a substantial

The trade war between the US and China which has escalated to the point where punitive tariffs are being levied on goods valued at USD 50 bn, could heat up further.

EU will look into the proposed

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Solvay's global nylon business by BASF, under the EU Merger Regulation.

New EU rules to reduce marine

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

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.

EU and Japan finalise Economic

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono today announced the successful conclusion of the final discussions on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

EU to probe Chinese tire dumping

The European Commission has started antidumping investigation proceedings concerning imports of new and retreaded truck and bus tires from China.

Biodegradable mulch films

13 July 2017, the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) adopted its report amending the European Commission's proposal for a revision of the Fertilisers Regulation.

MEPs pave the way for bioplastics

European Bioplastics (EUBP), welcomes the positive outcome of the European Parliament’s plenary vote today on the waste legislation proposal.

EuPC comments new Circular

On December 2nd the European Commission published its long awaited Circular Economy package.

MEPs against recycling of

The EU Commission should not authorise the recycling of plastics that contain the banned softener diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), MEPs say.

French law introduces measures

Biobased, biodegradable fruit and vegetable bags will be mandatory in France as of January 2017.

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