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

EU working group on FCMs: New meeting minutes

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses ex-post evaluation of FCM framework regulation, supply chain survey, EU measure on printed FCMs, plastic recycling, and monitoring of mineral oils in food and FCMs

EU technical expert group for FCMs: Latest meeting minutes

DG SANTE’s technical expert group for FCMs discusses plastic recycling, ex-post evaluation of FCM framework regulation, supply chain survey, and EU measure on printed FCMs

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

EFSA working group on recycling plastics: 15th meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on recycling plastics now available online

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

Conference on sustainable packaging

Packaging design agency PACOON hosts conference on sustainable packaging – SOLPACK 2.0 – on March 8-9, 2017 in Munich

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