Webinar on supply chain sustainability

Environmental Defense Fund+Business holds webinar on supply chain sustainability; registration now open

Consultation on chemical, product, waste legislation

EU Commission opens consultation and survey on interface between chemical, product, and waste legislation with regard to EU Plastics strategy

Life cycle analysis of marine litter

Industry-sponsored workshop brings together experts in marine biology and life cycle analysis for studying marine litter to select ‘best possible design and stewardship options’

‘High ambition alliance’ on chemicals and waste

Global framework targeting chemicals and waste recognizes urgency for political commitment

Global definition of plastics’ recyclability

Plastics recycling groups propose global definition for recyclability of plastic packaging, suggest technical recyclability, accessible and efficient recycling program, market demand for recycled materials as criteria to be fulfilled

EU environment committee votes on plastics strategy

EU Parliament’s Environment Committee supports EU Commission’s overall plans for plastics in circular economy, suggests further measures on microplastics, single-use plastics, hazardous chemicals

Polystyrene recycling to be set up in France

Consortium of French companies and organizations to develop industrial-scale polystyrene recycling channel in France by 2020

Strict rules under new German packaging law

Germany’s new packaging law establishes mandatory central packaging registry, imposes fines and prohibition in sales for non-compliance

EU plastics recyclers annual conference

Plastics Recyclers Europe holds annual meeting on October 11-12, 2018 in Cascais, Portugal; increased plastics waste collection to be discussed

Non-toxic chemicals are good for business

ChemSec discusses how hazardous substances can lead to costly business scandals and that substitution is necessary for a successful circular economy