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LIDL UK
Banishing 5p bags and throwaway mindset / German parent bans standard plastic bags
18.10.2016
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Marine Litter: More plastics in the Pacific than thought / Ocean Cleanup completes first aerial survey
10.10.2016
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
California vote to decide the future of thin-bag ban / Plastics industry mobilised against it
03.10.2016
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Oceans summit in Washington focuses on marine litter / Obama's plans for worldwide plastic bag ban not considered / Dow pledges USD 2.8m to aid solutions
28.09.2016
REACH
ECHA proposes six new chemicals for SVHC list
15.09.2016
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
ECHA verifying classification of white pigment as "a likely carcinogenic" / German industry calls approach “unfounded and inappropriate”
31.08.2016
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
Sweden bans BPA epoxy lining in drinking water pipes
16.08.2016
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
New study commissioned by Symphony finds recyclate containing oxo-degradable plastic and UV stabiliser suitable for outdoor products / BPF warns that oxo-degradable plastics could disrupt the recycling stream
15.08.2016
L'OREAL
Phase-out of microbeads 80% complete / Sustainability programme calls for reduction in packaging's environmental footprint
09.08.2016
CARRIER BAGS
Use in England plummets following levy / Millions raised for charities
08.08.2016
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Plastics use cuts environmental costs compared with alternative materials / Manufacturers have significant opportunities to reduce environmental costs / ACC study
04.08.2016
MARINE LITTER
Canada adds plastic microbeads of 5mm or less to toxic substance schedule / Possible prelude to a ban / Coordination with US legislation / Plastics industry critical
14.07.2016
MOROCCO
Plastic bag ban in effect since 1 July / Industry minister Elalamy calls ordinance a key challenge for industry and society / Enforcement difficult / World's second largest bag consumer
13.07.2016
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
San Francisco bans EPS disposables / Most comprehensive US legislation / Medical packaging likely to be exempted / Step toward city's zero waste to landfill plan
05.07.2016
GERMAN PLASTICS PACKAGING
IK industry association says 37 members have been certified under “Zero Pellet Loss” initiative to date / Combating marine litter
24.06.2016
MARINE LITTER
Progress report shows 260 projects underway to deal with the threat / Largest share in Americas and Europe / Plastics industry plays an important role
20.06.2016
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
EU Commission finally presents proposals for regulating endocrine disruptors / Trade associations critical / Forward strategy based on WHO criteria
20.06.2016
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
Voluntary agreement in Austria sets goal of halving plastic bag consumption by 2019
10.06.2016
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
German environmental group calls for BPA replacement in cashier receipts / ECHA study ongoing
06.06.2016
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Leading global industry players and cities join to form The New Plastics Economy initiative / Ellen MacArthur report serves as blueprint / Three-year project aimed at achieving a system-wide transformation
01.06.2016
PVC RECYCLING
UK medical waste collection scheme operational in seven hospitals
30.05.2016
MARINE LITTER
Australian Senate committee outlines strategies for dealing with offshore plastics waste / Knowledge still limited / National bans on plastic bags and microbeads weighed
24.05.2016
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
US sporting goods manufacturer Nike joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as a "Global Partner" / Sustainable design supports transition to a circular economy
24.05.2016
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
Israel introduces plastic bag charge / New law to go into effect on 1 January 2017 / Critics say 2-cent levy is too low
23.05.2016
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
New York City retailers to charge 5 cents for plastic bags from October / Close vote in city council / Some exemptions / Anti-regulation attempts in some US states
18.05.2016
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