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PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
WTO's Informal Dialogue group seeks to address plastics trade data gaps / Talks on transparency, international cooperation / Trade and environment committee discusses climate change, sustainability
03.05.2021
PLASTIC FANTASTIC
Education in exchange for waste plastic
30.04.2021
MARINE LITTER
UNEP partners with Google to counter plastics pollution / Project based on machine learning for Asian rivers
29.04.2021
MARINE LITTER
New technologies to play key role in addressing waterway pollution / Key principle is preventing wastewater contamination at source / UNEP report
08.03.2021
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Second Ellen MacArthur progress report / Accelerated efforts needed to meet 2025 goals / Call for action on recycling, reduction, international cooperation
20.11.2020
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
UNEP calls on investors to back circular economy / More scrutiny of potential clients in financial industry's own interest / Plastics suppliers play important role / Pandemic has sent “mixed signals”
10.11.2020
ALPLA
New HPDE recycling plant in Mexico to open in H2 2021
24.09.2020
L'OREAL
Pledge to use 100% recycled or bio-based plastics / Group consumed 140,000 t of polymers in 2018
21.07.2020
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
NGO report criticises brand owners and retailers for failing to address waste crisis / Study cites lack of corporate leadership
14.07.2020
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Global tourism initiative to tackle plastics waste / Organisations must commit to several targets by 2025 / UNEP and EMF collaboration
07.02.2020
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
German government launches plastic bag ban / Recycling association rejects plans / Japan wants to lower consumption
12.11.2019
ALPLA
Austrian packaging group acquires two HDPE recycling plants in Spain / Plans for capacity expansion
08.11.2019
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Costa Rica bans EPS containers / Violations can cost up to USD 7,600
04.11.2019
PROCTER & GAMBLE
Consumer goods group plans to save over 300,000 t of virgin plastics per year by 2030 / Up to 50% recyclate used in detergent bottles so far
01.11.2019
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Early progress being made to eliminate problem packaging / Accelerated efforts needed to reach 2025 targets / Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UNEP progress report
31.10.2019
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Coca-Cola and other major brands disclose plastic packaging production figures / Businesses across value chain commit to reducing plastics waste / Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UNEP report
20.03.2019
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Istanbul makes strides towards a circular economy / Plastic bottles buy transit tickets / Reverse vending deposit systems trending worldwide
03.01.2019
LATIN AMERICA
Numerous countries and municipalities take steps to restrict single-use plastics / Bans on plastic carrier bags and straws
19.10.2018
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
MARINE LITTER
G7 recognises urgency of ocean plastics pollution / Lost value of plastics in waste stream / Ellen MacArthur Foundation to form coalition of businesses and governments
13.06.2018
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
“Material is not the issue” / UNEP publishes report on tackling single-use plastic waste / European Commission and PlasticsEurope add their voices on “World Environment Day”
07.06.2018
MARINE LITTER
"CleanSeas" international campaign expands in 2017 / Brazil and Canada latest countries to join UNEP initiative
28.09.2017
KENYA
Launch of wide-sweeping plastic bag ban / Draconian penalties for use / Other African countries to follow
06.09.2017
MARINE LITTER
Waste Free Oceans organises collection and processing of floating litter / Products made of recycled marine plastics
07.07.2017
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
New study commissioned by Symphony finds recyclate containing oxo-degradable plastic and UV stabiliser suitable for outdoor products / BPF warns that oxo-degradable plastics could disrupt the recycling stream
15.08.2016
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