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From pulping byproduct to high-performance biopolymers

The BRIGIT project has produced new tailor-made biopolymers produced from lignocellulosic sugar waste for highly-demanding fire-resistant applications

European Parliament supports use of biodegradable mulch films

The Plenary of the European Parliament voted in favour of supporting biodegradable mulch films in the revision of the EU Fertilizers Regulation.

EU chemicals industry grows in 2017

In an Aug. 24 report, Cefic said chemicals output within the EU was up by 3.1 percent during first half of 2017, compared to the same period last year.


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.

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.