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European Commission

PLASTICS AND HEALTH
Ingestion of microplastics widespread / Drinking a lot of bottled water increases particle consumption / Canadian study sees health concerns
19.06.2019
PLASTICS WASTE
FEAD issues criteria for European Commission study on reinforcing packaging requirements / Product design and technology key areas of focus
14.06.2019
MASTERBATCHES
Regulatory concerns for EU producers and compounders / Titanium dioxide and microplastics restrictions discussed at 2019 EuMBC conference in Brussels
29.05.2019
WORLD TRADE
Trade war leads to plummeting US polymer exports to China / Imports to Europe continue to grow / EU considers imposing punitive tariffs on US plastics
24.05.2019
EU PLASTICS STRATEGY
Formal adoption of single-use plastics directive by European Council
23.05.2019
GLASS FIBRE PRODUCTS
GlassFibreEurope again takes action against dumping by Chinese producers / EU starts investigation / CPIC and Jushi concerned
21.05.2019
PLASTIC FANTASTIC
Single-use populism
17.05.2019
PLASTICS WASTE
European associations call for amendment of EU waste shipment regulation / Governments across the globe agree to improve plastics scrap trade / Basel Convention amended
14.05.2019
BIOPLASTICS
EUBP disputes basis of UK plastic bag study / Results throw doubt on biodegradability performance / Need for clearer labelling and certification
09.05.2019
EVENTS
Third "Plastics Recycling Show Europe" attracts record numbers in 2019
02.05.2019
RPC
EU approves takeover by Berry / US decision pending
29.04.2019
TEKNI-PLEX
Acquisition of three Amcor medical packaging plants in US / Deal to resolve US anti-trust concerns with proposed Amcor-Bemis merger
29.04.2019
PLASTICS RECYCLING EUROPE
EuPC launches platform for monitoring recycled plastics usage / Available to plastics converters in six EU countries
26.04.2019
IDENTIPLAST
Record attendance at 2019 conference / Waste management and plastics sustainability in focus
16.04.2019
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
European Parliament changes rules of “Cohesion Fund” / Waste treatment plants no longer subsidised
11.04.2019
ITALY
Slowdown impacts consumption of polymers / Solid growth for plastics machinery sales in 2018 / Agreement with China could lead to investments in Italian ports
10.04.2019
SPAIN
Production value of plastics processing declines slightly / Employment now above the pre-crisis level / GDP growth loses dynamism / Political uncertainties continue
05.04.2019
EUMBC
Annual conference 2019 in Brussels to focus on REACH, Brexit and titanium dioxide
04.04.2019
EU PLASTICS STRATEGY
Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association accuses EU of maladministration
03.04.2019
EU PLASTICS STRATEGY
European Parliament votes overwhelmingly to ban single-use plastics by 2021 / EU "paving the way for the rest of the world" / EuPC and PlasticsEurope criticise outcome
28.03.2019
RECYCLED PACKAGING
Recycled plastic packaging to grow at 5.2% per year to 2023 / Growth spurred by sustainability shift / Smithers Pira report
28.03.2019
INEOS
Purchase of Cristal's US titanium dioxide assets for USD 700m / Tronox seeks to gain FTC approval for acquisition of Saudi player
22.03.2019
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Jury remains out on EU's carcinogen classification / German plastics industry sees “no reason” for stricter rules / Conversio study
21.03.2019
PLASTICS RECYCLING EUROPE
European Commission reports on 70 voluntary pledges for 2025 recycling targets / Relative lack of chemical recycling inclusion
15.03.2019
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
March through the institutions to sustainability makes strides / EU delivering on 54 action plan points
13.03.2019
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