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Recycling - An essential measure

The image of plastics has never been as negative as it is today, and discussions regarding the use of plastics have rarely been so emotionally charged.

Global Alliance to End Plastic

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

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

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

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

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

Fraunhofer CSP develops smart filter systems.

Somali militant group announces

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

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

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

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

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

China's plastic trash ban

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

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

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

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