A new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts offers a stark assessment of what will happen to plastic in the ocean without major new action: It will nearly triple by 2040, and all the commitments made so far from government and industry will barely dent that.
The European Bioplastics (EUBP) has welcomed the recently unveiled European Green Deal, which sets out new sweeping plans to make the region the first “climate-neutral” continent by 2050 while stipulating economic growth.
European Plastics Convertors (EuPC) has urged European member states to reject a budget proposal by the European Commission which introduces national contributions based on unrecycled plastics packaging for the multiannual financial framework 2021 – 2027.
More than 100 public and private partners covering the entire plastics value chain signed the declaration of the Circular Plastics Alliance in Brussels today to promote voluntary actions to develop a “well-functioning EU market in recycled plastics.”
Low collection rates and lack of design for recycling are amongst the reasons behind the low recycling rate of 31% for flexible polyethylene films in Europe, according to Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE).
Should it be much more difficult to export low quality recycled scrap plastic around the world, if there are serious doubts about whether it can be handled in an environmentally sound way in the country it is bound for?
Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2019 (PRSE 2019) opened in Amsterdam this morning where European Commissioner Kestutis Sadauskas gave his full support to efforts carried out in making plastics circular.
Plastic straws, balloons, bottle caps, bags – we've all become familiar with the images of marine debris and the beaches strewn with plastic waste that has washed up on shore. But what about fishing nets?