In a joint press release published on December 11, 2018, 13 different European plastics industry associations and initiatives reported on their first annual event entitled “The EU plastics industries – Towards circularity”. At the event, presenters outlined their “extensive and ambitious set of voluntary measures to close the loop for plastics.” Some also noted the “negative impacts of the proposed single-use plastics Directive on businesses and employment in the European Union” (FPF reported). The event will be organized annually “to guarantee an open and public reporting and transparent dialogue with stakeholders on the industry’s progress.”

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Plastics Recyclers Europe (December 11, 2018). “European plastics industry and value chain present their commitments and pledges for a more sustainable plastics industry.”

Petcore Europe (December 12, 2018). “The EU plastics industries – Towards circularity.

Chemical Watch (December 19, 2018). “Plastics group calls for support for EU circular economy initiatives.