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Industry Legislation

SHALE GAS
Scotland renews fracking moratorium / No permanent ban
14.10.2019
AUSTRIA
Over half of companies see circular economy opportunities / Waste prevention and recycling are most important measures / ARA survey
11.10.2019
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
“Suspected carcinogenic effect” / EU commission classifies white pigment as a danger / VCI fears precedent / No alternative
07.10.2019
BREXIT
UK government offering webinars for European companies / Expectations of trade across border
02.10.2019
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
Sales fall by 37% in England / Austria sees 28% decline in quantity used against 2014
26.09.2019
BREXIT
Nearly half of UK REACH registrations not yet transferred to EU entities / More than 700 substances may not be available from 1 November
18.09.2019
USA
New initiative launched by oil companies and environmentalists calls for carbon fee
18.09.2019
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Microplastics found in European snow / Studies in France and US find particles in remote areas / German organisation mulls ban on artificial turf
12.09.2019
MERCOSUR
Trading bloc updates plastic additives regulations / Close alignment with EU rules
10.09.2019
POLYVINYL ALCOHOL
EU authority launches anti-dumping investigation on imports from China
26.08.2019
ITALY
Resorts ban single-use items / Rome metro trials bottle recycling system
16.08.2019
CHINA
Shanghai's waste separation law in effect / Demand for plastic bins climbs / Hainan island bans single-use plastics
07.08.2019
SWITZERLAND
More than 5,000 t of plastics enter the environment each year / Discharges into the soil are 40 times greater than those into freshwater / Lake Geneva heavily contaminated with macroplastics
31.07.2019
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
Chemours sues DuPont over PFOA liability / ECHA proposes SVHC listing for “GenX” / Moody's downgrades spin-off
30.07.2019
SHALE GAS
Scotland renews Ineos' fracking licence / Decision raises NGOs' ire
29.07.2019
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
UK government commits to spending millions to combat disposable plastics / Support for bio-based polymers / Firms including Unilever sign up to challenge
26.07.2019
AUSTRIA
Ban on plastic bags passed / First national “circularity gap” report / Education project for the packaging industry
25.07.2019
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
ECHA adds four new substances to SVHC list / Two labelled as endocrine disruptors
22.07.2019
HUHTAMAKI
European court dismisses appeal against anti-competitive ruling
19.07.2019
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
EU general court dismisses PlasticsEurope's BPA challenge / Listing as a SVHC and endocrine disruptor under REACH stands
18.07.2019
PLASTICS RECYCLING GERMANY
Environmental group accuses Henkel of consumer fraud / Definitions of post-industrial and post-consumer recyclate disputed
17.07.2019
FRANCE
Draft law puts waste collection in focus / Elipso sees need for more sorting plants and EPR for industrial packaging / "Access to recycled material is tomorrow's challenge for plastic packaging producers"
12.07.2019
PLASTIC PIPES
Creation of European standard for PVC-O pipes
09.07.2019
REACH
ECHA seeks to improve compliance / Cefic launches action plan to help members update dossiers / Industry says NGO criticism is “not helpful”
02.07.2019
FRANCE
Trade association Elipso welcomes bottle deposit scheme consultation / Concern over access to rPET for packaging
01.07.2019
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