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POLYTALK
Two-day high-level conference on “Zero Plastics Waste to the Oceans” draws industry, government and private sector together / Need for collaborative efforts across the chain / Design for end of life / Calls for system change
30.03.2016
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Pollution levels in oceans continue to rise / Need for global action / “PolyTalk” conference spurs intense discussions about marine litter / Research warns that amount of plastic packaging ending up in the oceans should not rise
23.03.2016
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
New method to register plastic waste entering the ocean / Model being trialled at the North Sea / Collaboration against marine litter involving numerous associations
14.03.2016
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
Dutch ban on complimentary bags at check-out counters in effect since 1 January / Ultra-thin bags exempted / Effort aimed at meeting EU guidelines for reduced consumption
11.03.2016
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Hamburg municipality in Germany plans to ban coffee capsules and one-way packaging / Guidelines for “environmentally friendly” sourcing
01.03.2016
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
EU close to classifying BPA as category 1 reprotoxin / REACH Committee approves draft
19.02.2016
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
Tests indicate BPS no less harmful than BPA / Latest studies say both are endocrine disruptors / Disputed claim said to show that all plastics are capable of leaching
17.02.2016
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
New study points to ways of “triggering a revolution” in the plastics industrial ecosystem / Strategies for improving material flow, recycling and reuse / Part of “Project Mainstream” / Release at WEF in Davos
09.02.2016
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
Sweden wins lawsuit over endocrine disruptors / General Court says EU Commission broke the law
22.12.2015
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
ECHA adds five new candidates to Authorisation List / Substances of Very High Concern
21.12.2015
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
ECHA committees favour restricting BPA-containing cash register receipts / Debate over French plans for ban / Opinions sent to EU Commission for decision
11.12.2015
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Plastics organisations critical of EU's revised proposals / Waste reduction targets seen as insufficient / Landfilling will still be allowed / Recyclers call new package “light” version
07.12.2015
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
“Biodegradables” part of the marine litter problem, not the solution / UNEP report
01.12.2015
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Efforts to reduce plastic waste in oceans should focus on five key nations / Improvements in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand could cut global plastic waste leakage by 45% / Ocean Conservancy report
22.10.2015
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
French constitutional court overturns export ban for packaging made with BPA / Legal challenge by PlasticsEurope / Restrictions on use in France remain in place
22.09.2015
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Circular Economy Resolution passes European Parliament's Environment Committee / PlasticsEurope welcomes landfill restriction plans but questions eco-design proposals / “Recycling difficult”
22.06.2015
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
World Plastics Council welcomes G7 Marine Litter Pledge / Support for industry's efforts
18.06.2015
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
European food watchdog EFSA finds BPA to have “no health risk” / Study may weaken France's push for reclassification / REACH administrator ECHA also in the game
23.01.2015
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
PlasticsEurope calls France's report on alternatives to bisphenol A in food packaging “unrealistic simplification” / French parliament set to vote on ban from 1 January 2015
08.12.2014
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
PlasticsEurope sums up recent conference on “Science Driving Consumer Protection: How Plastics Deliver”
31.10.2014
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
Denmark withdraws plans for further-reaching ban on phthalates / Pressure from EU Commission
17.07.2014
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
ECHA committee backs France on BPA reclassification / Adverse effects on functional fertility / PlasticsEurope contests data used
24.03.2014
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
Final analysis of plasticisers DINP and DIDP sees no unexpected risk / ECHA report
12.02.2014
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
EFSA says BPA a potential threat but risks manageable / Recommended daily dose temporarily lowered / Draft opinion open for consultation / PlasticsEurope sees its position vindicated
22.01.2014
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
EU Parliament calls for a ban on the most hazardous plastics by 2020 / Stricter and more effective enforcement neccesary / German reaction mixed
20.01.2014
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