Video on sorting of post-consumer plastics

EU research project Polymark releases video presenting its new technology enabling identification and sorting of plastic packaging and consequently improving plastic recycling

Opportunities for chemical industry in circular economy

New report describes how the EU chemical industry can move towards a circular economy; estimates growth potential of 26%, reduction of energy consumption by 37%

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

Improving laws for a circular economy

New report by Client Earth and European Environmental Bureau highlights need for adapting EU legislation to keep hazardous chemicals out of a circular economy and protect human health and the environment

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

Workshop and webinar on Polymark project

EU research project Polymark presents new polymer sorting technology in workshop to take place on March 15, 2017 in Brussels

Eating fish that eat plastic

Article in The Guardian provides extensive summary on plastic ocean pollution, microplastic contamination of seafood, implications for human health, and ways forward

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

Vote on EU waste management legislation

EU Parliament’s environment committee votes on legislative package including directive on packaging and packaging waste; European Container Glass Federation recommends equal rules and principles for all packaging materials