Sustainable packaging: Experts discuss strategies

SOLPACK 2.0 informs about recycling issues, bio-based and biodegradable materials, as well as alternative fiber-based packaging materials

The future of the PET industry

Petcore Europe annual conference looks at opportunities and challenges for PET in the circular economy; conference proceedings now available

EU environment committee adopts waste legislation

EU Parliament’s environment committee amends legislative package on waste management; sets 80% target for recycling and reusing packaging waste for 2030

EC: Strategy on plastics in circular economy

EU commission publishes roadmap for strategy on plastics in a circular economy; aims to decouple plastics production from fossil fuels, boost recycling and reuse, and reduce leakage into the environment

Bioplastics not a solution to plastic pollution

NGOs publish position paper on bioplastics in circular economy, conclude bioplastics not able to solve problems with conventional plastics, call to reduce use of all plastics

Conference on polyolefins

Annual summit on the future of polyolefins to take place on January 18-19, 2017 in Amsterdam

Plastic bags: More bans and bans on bans

City of Paris announces ban of non-bioplastic bags in supermarkets; Michigan state government forbids local plastic bag bans

P&P: Plastics track

Plastics track of Smithers Pira 2016 conference “Plastics & Paper in contact with foodstuffs” covers developments in sorting and recycling techniques, bioplastics, migration analysis, risk assessment of NIAS, and FCM packaging compliance

Opportunities and limitations of bioplastics

11th European Bioplastics conference in Berlin, Germany discusses the role of bioplastics in the circular economy, presents new food packaging applications

Rethinking plastics

European Bioplastics conference 2016 discusses role of bioplastics in the circular economy, efficient waste management, as well as the latest technological innovations