Book about reuse

Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative launches book about reuse; outlines reuse framework, identifies 6 major benefits of reuse to business and consumers, gives 69 reuse examples

Guidance on sorting for recycling

Plastics Recyclers Europe publishes guidance on sorting to enable high-quality recycling

Single-use plastics directive coming into force

EU’s single-use plastics directive now published in the Official Journal of the EU

Webinar on chemical recycling

Webinar hosted by PAC Packaging Consortium to feature speakers from 3 companies involved in chemical recycling of plastics

EFSA recycling plastics group: 5th meeting

Minutes of the 5th meeting of EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on recycling plastics now available online

EU elections: NGOs call for action on chemicals

European NGOs publish manifestos ahead of EU parliamentary elections calling for action on a range of issues including exposure to hazardous chemicals, EDCs, and a clean circular economy

ERM seminar on food contact materials

Consultancy firm ERM holds seminar focusing on current developments in regulatory compliance; discuss non-intentionally added substances, recycling, circular economy

Ecodesign of plastics

NGO ECOS launches study on ecodesign of plastics; anticipated report seeks to assess available policy tools, identify development needs

Tesco trials packaging-free produce

UK retailer launches trial at two stores to sell 45 produce products without packaging for one month; aims to keep reducing amount of packaging and ensure recyclability

New Plastics Economy: Global commitment report

New Plastics Economy initiative of Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches its first Global Commitment report detailing industry and government progress on tackling plastic pollution