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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.

Ineos sues Sinopec for breaches of intellectual rights

Ineos is taking legal action against a number of Sinopec and Sinopec subsidiaries for breach of contract and misuse of trade secrets.

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.

EuBP: Ban or tax oil-based plastic shopping bags

Bioplastics association publishes position paper on shopping bags.

Governor of Illinois vetoes “plastic bag” bill

Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn vetoed a bill which would have removed the right of home rule communities to implement innovative solutions to the plastic bag litter problem.

EuPR HDPE Eco-design guidelines

EuPR, the Brussels based organisation representing plastics recyclers in Europe has developed NEW European eco-design guidelines for HDPE bottles in order to bring HDPE recycling to new horizons.