Plastics strategy

Circular economy 01-03-2018

Plastics Strategy: challenges and opportunities of recycling

Plastics are everywhere in our daily life: they are used in packaging, buildings, cars, electronics, agriculture and many other sectors. Plastics production is currently 20 times higher than in the '60s, and is expected to grow exponentially by 2050.
Circular economy 28-02-2018

Karmenu Vella: ‘We were encouraged by EU ban on plastic bags’

Single-use plastics like cutlery could be banned under new EU proposals due out in May, said Karmenu Vella, the EU’s Environment Commissioner, in an interview with
Politics 19-01-2018

Tweets of the Week: EP plenary, UK takes all the credit, and the Minister for Loneliness

This week, MEPs are back to school, UK claims credit for European rule, and lonely Theresa May faces ridicule.
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TEPPFA Forum 2016 – 25th Anniversary Edition
Climate change 13-06-2016

TEPPFA Forum 2016 – 25th Anniversary Edition

he European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) organized the TEPPFA Forum 2016 on 4 and 5 April at the Steigenberger Hotel in Brussels, with a very special 25th anniversary concert and Gala Dinner celebration at the Concert Noble.
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Commission seeks to cut plastic bag use

Nearly 100 billion plastic bags were used in the European Union in 2010. Over 8 billion were thrown away afterwards. Many of them end up in the sea posing a huge threat for marine life. In an attempt to tackle the plastic waste produced across the continent and its impact on sealife, Brussels presented proposals on Monday to reduce the use of lightweight plastic bags. Under the new plan, member states will be encouraged to tax or even completely ban their use.


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