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PLASTICS AND CLIMATE
Plastics under attack at COP27 / UN agencies blame materials for waste, climate change / Official says, 'The future is not plastic'
22.11.2022
PACKAGING
Trade associations criticise EU packaging waste proposal / Targets said to lack scientific support / Call for guidelines based on ecological impacts
22.11.2022
ITALY
Forza Italia agrees to cancel plastic tax / Converters' association says levy could put excessive burden on the industry
21.11.2022
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
NGOs raise concerns on EU's revision to waste legislation / Circularity rate of 8.6% “dangerous for Europe's future”
21.11.2022
PLASTICS AND CLIMATE
Net-zero plans not enough to keep global warming at 1.5C / Faster decarbonisation action, focus on cutting consumption priority – ZWE report
18.11.2022
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
EMF says most firms to miss 2025 packaging targets / PCR use generally higher in 2021 / Virgin plastics consumption back to 2018 levels / Global progress report
16.11.2022
CONSUMER GOODS
BPF highlights 15 products and initiatives that promote recycling and sustainability
15.11.2022
BIOPLASTICS
Study casts doubt over home-compostable plastics packaging / Researchers question “effective or environmentally beneficial” waste processing method
11.11.2022
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
German federal cabinet approves law to set up a single-use plastics fund / Trade associations criticise unnecessary bureaucratic costs
11.11.2022
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
UK: Recoup first 'supporter' of BPF's Ocean Clean Sweep scheme / Over 140 members sign up against pellet loss
09.11.2022

Markets

PU MARKET
Economic uncertainties dampen demand in EMEA and Americas / Production static in Europe in 2022 but up in Americas / IAL Consultants reports
25.11.2022
LOGISTICS
Strikes and Covid lockdowns rupture global supply chains / Will the European petchem and polymer industries be dragged into the mess? / Prices for container freight stagnate
24.11.2022
FLEXIBLE PACKAGING
Latest industry developments: Ceflex and Alliance to End Plastic Waste collaborate on huge recycling facility / Flexibles market to grow 4.9% by 2030 / Siegwerk, Henkel develop new oxygen barrier coating
24.11.2022
KAZAKHSTAN
KazMunayGaz starts up 500,000 t/y PP complex / Construction of cracker, butadiene plant / PE production planned
23.11.2022
GERMAN ECONOMYY
SMEs must reorient themselves due to energy crisis / Four out of five companies in the chemical industry under massive pressure / DZ Bank survey
22.11.2022
RUSSIA
Drop in Chinese imports worries Russian firms / Russia-Turkey trade perks up / Crises in related industries hinders domestic production
21.11.2022
LOGISTICS
Germany's DB Cargo to increases freight rates up to 45% / Criticism from trade associations
21.11.2022
PLASTICS AND ENERGY
Germany completes first marine LNG terminal / Questions about speed of build up
18.11.2022
LOGISTICS
China sends huge trains west / LyondellBasell to charge for late returns of tank wagons / Ports suffer from freight declines
17.11.2022
ENERGY COSTS
Natural gas prices down sharply in October / Crude edges higher
16.11.2022
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