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PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Launch of global waste alliance "Prevent" / "Waste is a raw material and not garbage"
21.05.2019
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
WWF urges reversal of plastics waste crisis / Pollution could double by 2030 without drastic changes / Governments called on to unite against marine litter
29.03.2019
FRANCE
National pact on plastic packaging / Government, NGOs and retailers commit to ambitious recycling targets
13.03.2019
UK RECYCLING
Report recommends levy on virgin packaging to boost recyclate demand / Establishment of single producer responsibility organisation proposed / Eunomia report
03.12.2018
RECYCLING
BIR founds global recycling foundation / Donors' funds to promote campaigns
07.11.2018
MICROPLASTICS
Nine plastics discovered in human stools in “first study of its kind”
25.10.2018
MARINE LITTER
Record quantities of microplastics in Mediterranean Sea / WWF reports massive increase in marine litter through summer tourism / German and Swiss waters also have serious waste problems
19.07.2018
INDIA
Ban on single-use plastics from 2022 / “CleanSeas” campaign and clean up of historic monuments / Reports spotlight waste management successes and setbacks
15.06.2018
FRANCE
Nation-wide circular economy plan released / Aim to recycle all plastics by 2025 / Elipso remains highly engaged
24.05.2018
LEGO
Full-year profits down as revenues fall / Toy maker sees business stabilising in 2018 / Launch of sustainable bricks
08.03.2018
SAUDI ARABIA
Certain packaging plastics required to be oxo-degradable / Customs checks since December 2017
11.01.2018
COLOMBIA
National plastic bag fee introduced in July / Follow-up to awareness and recycling campaign
07.08.2017
LEGO
Extended partnership with WWF / Target to reduce 10,000 t of carbon dioxide per year
10.07.2017
MARINE LITTER
Waste Free Oceans organises collection and processing of floating litter / Products made of recycled marine plastics
07.07.2017
LEGO
100% renewable energy target reached / World's largest Lego brick wind turbine built
26.05.2017
SHALE GAS
Scottish government unveils fracking studies / Public consultation to begin in January 2017 / Final decision by year's end / Scant economic impetus but health threat “inconclusive”
14.11.2016
LEGO
EUR 134m investment in Sustainable Materials Centre / Billund-based hub to be tasked with finding and implementing sustainable alternatives to current materials
18.06.2015
CARRIER BAGS
Scotland's retailers now charging 5p for all single-trip bags of all materials / England to follow suit in 2015 / Northern Ireland to extend levies to cheap reusable bags from January
23.10.2014
BIOPLASTICS
Rising fossil fuel costs drive bioplastics growth / Bioplastics to account for 2.4% of packaging in 2023 / North American shale gas could propel consumption in other regions / Smithers Pira report
27.06.2014
INTERPACK 2014
Leading trade fair for the packaging industry excels itself / Rise in visitor numbers and international attendance in Düsseldorf / Basics meet high-tech / Other packaging materials lose ground against plastics / Market still growing
20.05.2014
BIOPLASTICS
Eight consumer goods giants come together with WWF to drive sustainable plant-based feedstock development / Establish Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance
11.12.2013
DANONE
Follow-up: Sharp criticism of Activia PLA yogurt container / German association alleges consumer fraud, threatens legal action / Danone denies allegations
01.08.2011
DANONE
Switching Activia yogurt containers from polystyrene to PLA
28.04.2011
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