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Global Alliance to End Plastic Waste

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) has committed over $1.0 billion with the goal of investing $1.5 billion over the next five years to help end plastic waste in the environment.

Amut Ecotech presents waste collection technologies to Russia

The ever-increasing awareness on the Russian territory of considering post-consume materials as a resource has lead Amut Ecotech, Green Division of Amut Group, to take part to the “Waste Treatment Conference” organized by Inventra (Creon Group) on the 22nd of October, in Moscow.

European plastics industry pledges for a more sustainable future

On the 11th December 2018, 13 organisations from the entire plastics value chain hosted their first annual event "The EU Plastics Industries - Towards Circularity" and presented the status of their voluntary commitments and pledges in front of the media, NGOs and representatives of the European Commission.


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

On October 29th 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.

Borealis supports Global Commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution

Borealis, a provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has signed The New Plastics Economy's 'A Line in the Sand'- Global commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source.

Detection of microplastics in water

Fraunhofer CSP develops smart filter systems.

Somali militant group announces ban on single-use plastic bags

The terror group Al-Shabaab has banned single-use plastic bags in areas of Somalia under its control, arguing that the waste is bad for the environment.

Industry comes together at Erema Discovery Days 2018

More than 1.000 guests invited by Erema made their way to Ansfelden, Austria, for the Discovery Days 2018 from 27 to 29 June. Well-known companies from the plastics sector, such as Borealis, Engel, Greiner, Haidlmair and Henkel gave participants an insight into their view of working with plastics in a sustainable way.

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.

TOMRA supports all-female ocean plastic science research mission

TOMRA will support eXXpedition’s North Pacific 2018 sailing voyage focusing on microplastic pollution and links to environmental and human health (June 23rd - July 28th).

Next phase of Project STOP Ocean Plastics announced in Indonesia

Borealis committed to helping to solve the problem of ocean plastic.

China's plastic trash ban is spur to recycle

China’s crackdown on imports of plastic trash should be a signal for rich nations to increase recycling and cut down on non-essential products such as plastic drinking straws, the head of the U.N Environment Programme said on Monday.

Rheticus - Siemens and Evonik new research collaboration

Evonik and Siemens are planning to use electricity from renewable sources and bacteria to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into specialty chemicals.

McDonald's to eliminate foam packaging

McDonald's to eliminate foam packaging from their global system by the end of 2018.

10-th anniversary of Water for the World programme

Borealis and Borouge celebrate the tenth anniversary of their Water for the World programme, having helped 800,000 people to access clean water and sanitation.