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PFAS
US accelerates campaign against “forever chemicals” / Will avalanche of class action lawsuits hit manufacturers?
10.06.2024
PLASTICS WASTE
Report lists top 10 plastics waste exporters / Germany heads the leader board, followed by Japan and the UK
27.05.2024
UN PLASTICS TREATY
“The work is far from over”: Polymer production remains contentious in fourth session / Some convergence on waste management, recycling / 170 nations strive toward a global agreement
09.05.2024
PFAS
UN declares DuPont and Chemours violated human rights for contaminating water / EPA sets new drinking water standards
26.04.2024
AFRICA
Charity seeks to halt flow of plastics trash across sub-Saharan Africa / Group wants UN treaty to protect low-income areas
29.11.2023
UN PLASTICS TREATY
Third round talks end with little progress / Next meeting to be held in Ottawa
27.11.2023
AGRICULTURAL PLASTICS
Reuse, recycling rates must be expanded to make farming more sustainable / Biodegradable plastics an option – report
11.10.2023
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Slow going for UN plastics treaty / Draft to be completed by November / Select countries push for national autonomy
09.06.2023
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
Recycling plastic leads to increased toxicity in material – Greenpeace report / Recycled plastics vectors for spreading chemicals of concern – Cambridge study / BPF response
02.06.2023
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
UN Plastics Treaty: companies tackling pollution form alliance to better inform policymakers
26.05.2023
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
US PLASTICS RECYCLING
Greenpeace calls most plastics unrecyclable / Group says 2021 US reclaim rate below 5% / US plastics association calls claims “irresponsible”
27.10.2022
PETROCHEMICALS USA
Bloomberg-backed anti-pollution campaign takes aim at US petchem expansion / Plastics industry fires back / EPA launches environmental justice office
10.10.2022
ENERGY
Call for windfall tax on oil and gas profits to boost renewables spending / Cut in consumption, more investment needed to address energy crisis / UN report
17.08.2022
LOGISTICS
Possible strikes at German airports as recession looms / Ground crew walkout heaps pressure on air freight / Water levels on rivers continue to fall / Trend for container freight rates varied
28.07.2022
PLASTICS AND SUSTAINABILITY
US trade organisation's report says plastics have lower environmental impact over lifecycle than other materials
04.11.2021
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Call for global pact to tackle marine pollution / Costs on society from plastics production to hit EUR 6 tn in 2040 / WWF report
23.09.2021
TRADE FAIRS
Spain's “Equiplast” to be held in Barcelona / Recreation of recycling plant at the show
03.09.2021
FORMOSA PLASTICS
US Gulf “Sunshine Project” delayed again / Charges of “environmental racism”
24.08.2021
MARINE LITTER
Nordic officials call for less plastics pollution / Report proposes UN treaty to benefit businesses
28.10.2020
PLASTICS WASTE
New shipping rules start 1 Jan 2020 / Basel Convention amendments / No consensus on non-hazardous plastics waste
24.09.2020
ADIDAS
Pledge to use 100% recycled polyester from 2024 / Up to 20m shoes to be made in 2020 from ocean plastics / Sustainable football field in Florida
07.02.2020
BRITISH PLASTICS FEDERATION
Launch of web resource linked to UN sustainability goals / Seminar planned for February 2020
13.01.2020
WORLD PLASTICS COUNCIL
International alliance meets at "K 2019" / Advocacy is the priority / China's circular plans focus on technology and biopolymers / EPR schemes controversial
21.10.2019
INDIA
Government shelves binding nationwide phase-out of single-use plastics by 2022 / Target “recommended” / Industry slams lack of clarity over rules
18.10.2019
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