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PACKAGING RECYCLING GERMANY
Reclaim volumes for plastics, glass decline / Some targets clearly missed / Demand for polymer packaging to ease most
21.12.2023
PACKAGING GERMANY
Cardboard composite: reduced proportion of plastics and no aluminium – manufacturers adjust use of materials / “Acute need for action on recycling capacities!”
14.12.2023
CIRCULAR ECONOMY GERMANY
Single-Use Plastic Fund Act: what companies need to know about registration and payment
21.09.2023
PLASTIC PACKAGING
Germany unveils new reclaim standard / NC-based printing inks dubbed non-recyclable / Further changes postponed
15.09.2023
PFAS
Restrictions could disrupt supply chain, warns European industry / EPA orders Chemours, 3M to do more testing / Insufficient data on ‘forever chemicals'
21.08.2023
COCA-COLA
Drinks giant to proceed with virgin resin use in reusable German PET bottles / Company demands 'first access' to rPET
16.08.2023
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
Germany sets up digital platform for SUP fees / Registration starts in January 2024
06.06.2023
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Germany: Federal Council approves special levy for single-use plastics / Manufacturers of plastic products will be on the hook as of 2025 / Registration begins in 2024
12.04.2023
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
German federal cabinet approves law to set up a single-use plastics fund / Trade associations criticise unnecessary bureaucratic costs
11.11.2022
PACKAGING GERMANY
Covid-led consumption falls slightly in 2020 / More waste in households, decline in trade and industry
09.11.2022
PLASTIC PACKAGING GERMANY
Draft law calls for processors to pay for disposal of throwaway products / Packaging group claims proposal flouts EU regs
08.04.2022
KANEKA
Upscale of PHBH in Japan to 20,000 t/y / Biodegradable polymer
15.02.2022
LOGISTICS
New HGV toll system in the Czech Republic / Threat of heavy fines / German environment agency wants to raise toll charges
19.12.2019
SERBIA
Government voices support for plastic carrier bag fees and possible ban / Steps to reduce post-consumer waste
15.05.2018
SERBIA
New projects for waste management / Chinese investors to build plastics recycling factories / Novamont in talks with local authorities
19.02.2018
PLASTICS PRODUCTION
Minimal additional cost from compulsory emissions trading seen for German plastics producers from 2018 / Financial burden mostly from administration
25.09.2017
WASTE ECONOMY AND CLIMATE PROTECTION
Recycling boasts highest potential to lower greenhouse gas emissions / Industrial and emerging economies need to act / Germany as key partner for know-how transfer / UBA research
18.08.2015
SHALE GAS
US fracking activities gather speed / Excessive ethane earmarked for export / Argentina said to possess large reserves / Poland to begin commercial production in 2016 / Environmental impact contested
15.08.2014
SHALE GAS
German environment agency remains sceptical on fracking / Latest expert opinion recommends tight restrictions / Draft legislation expected in autumn
05.08.2014
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