More toxic chemicals in recycled plastics products

Environmental NGOs find brominated dioxins in children’s toys, highlight need to avoid recycling of materials containing hazardous chemicals

Germany to tackle plastic waste

German Environment Ministry presents 5-point plan to limit plastic waste, suggests measures to reduce plastic consumption, increase recycling, clean up environment

Quality-marked PET bottles to contain more recyclate

German quality label RAL Gütezeichen intends to increase average recycled content in PET beverage packaging to 50% by 2022

Opinion: ‘Time to close the loop’

Director of ACS Green Chemistry Institute comments on hazardous materials as barriers to circular economy

UK Plastics Pact 2025 roadmap

UK’s Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) publishes UK Plastics Pact roadmap to 2025, outlines key actions to take to tackle plastic pollution

Conference on FCM regulation

Industry platform Chem Academy hosts conference on food contact materials regulation on February 18-19, 2019, in Berlin; registration now open

Meat packaging producer commits to circularity

Packaging company Sealed Air announces to make all of its plastic packaging, including meat packaging, fully recyclable and reusable by 2025

Global commitment to tackle plastic pollution

Ellen MacArthur Foundation initiates New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to stop plastic pollution at source; 290+ organizations pledge to eliminate, innovate, circulate plastic packaging

EEB conference 2018

European Environmental Bureau holds annuals conference on November 5, 2018; toxic chemicals and circular economy to be discussed; registration now open

Toxic chemicals in recycled plastics products

New study by environmental health organizations finds brominated flame retardants in children’s food contact articles and other products made of recycled plastics; call against recycling of hazardous waste