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VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2017

VinylPlus announces exciting expert speaker line-up for VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 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.


EU develops renewable bio-based economy

EU and industry partners launch €3.7 billion investments in the renewable bio-based economy.

Cooperation for circular economy

Four EU recycling industries are committing to work together and pursue the common goal of promoting circular economy.

 Higher recycling targets to drive transition to a Circular Economy

The European Commission aims to speed up transition towards a low carbon, energy and resource-efficient economy.

Plastics recyclers welcome EU waste review proposal

The European Commission came forward with a European waste review proposal.

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.

MEPs back the proposal on plastic carrier bags

EU states would have to reduce the consumption of most common and polluting plastic bags by 80% by 2019.

EC opens in-depth investigation into a Solvay-Ineos joint venture

Preliminary investigation had expressed competition concerns in the market of suspension polyvinyl chloride, says European Commission.

EU to reduce plastic bag consumption

Member states will choose the most appropriate measures to reduce their use of plastic carrier bags.

Plastic waste to protect from flooding

Mixed plastic waste will be used to produce flood barriers.

Different speeds of European recycling

Five countries already achieved the EU target to recycle 50% of household and similar waste by 2020.

European Commission consultation about plastics bags

The European Commission launched a public consultation in 2011 asking for individuals and businesses to give their views on whether the European Union should tax or altogether ban plastic carrier bags in order to tackle rising levels of plastic waste.