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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
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
EFSA to evaluate new evidence on hazards of BPA / New studies identify more risks / Final verdict advised for 2018 / Dutch institute RIVM suggests revising legislation
29.04.2016
MARINE LITTER
UK Parliament Committee studying impact of microplastics / Greenpeace poll finds vast majority in favour of phase-out in cosmetics / British Plastics Federation concurs
21.04.2016
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
ECPI welcomes France's final conclusion on plasticisers DINCH and DEHTP
14.04.2016
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
US food giant Campbell announces deadline for phase-out of can liners containing BPA / New products made of acrylic and polyester / Two-thirds of US food cans found to contain the chemical
13.04.2016
MARINE LITTER
European Parliament draws attention to dangers of plastic microbeads in cosmetics / Bans being pursued worldwide / Report for Commission analyses the problem
01.04.2016
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
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