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Trade war will have a substantial impact on plastics industry

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 acquisition of Solvay's nylon business by BASF

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 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, 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 Partnership Agreement

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 supported in revision of EU Fertilisers Regulation

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 in vote on waste legislation

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

EuPC comments new Circular Economy proposal

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

MEPs against recycling of plastics that contain DEHP

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

French law introduces measures to strengthen bioplastics market

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

European Bioplastics backs EP's decision on plastic bags

European Bioplastics welcomes the decision as it recognises the benefits of compostable bags.

MEP's adopt EU legislation on lightweight plastic carrier bags

European Parliament adopted EU legislation on lightweight plastic carrier bags.

Plastic converters on MEP's voting on plastic carrier bags

EuPC commented the European Parliament's plenary vote on plastic carrier bags.

MEPs voted to reduce plastic bags use

EU countries would have to reduce the use of the most common plastic bags by at at least 80% by 2019.