Recyclers and suppliers flock to show

    More than 160 leading suppliers will exhibit at the co-located Plastics Recycling World Exhibition 2018 and the Compounding World Expo 2018, which will take place simultaneously in adjacent halls at Messe Essen in Germany on June 27th and 28th.

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    New initiative to transform UK plastics system and tackle plastic pollution

    A new collaborative initiative is aiming to turn the tide on the UK’s growing issue of plastic waste.

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    Call for oxo-plastics restriction request to be withdrawn

    A European Commission request for the preparation of a restriction dossier, on the ground that potential risk to the environment may arise from the use of oxo-plastics because of their potential to initiate the generation of microplastics has been denounced as "fundamentally misconceived" by the Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association, which is calling for the EC reconsider its position and withdraw its request.

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    Rewarding innovation in plastic and flexible packaging

    ELIPSO and IK, the trade organisations representing the plastic and flexible packaging industry in France and Germany, have announced the launch of the 4th PackTheFuture Sustainable Plastic Packaging Award.



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    Tobacco brands will have to “reinvent branding”

    With more countries likely to adopt plain packaging legislation as a logical next step in anti-tobacco policies to limit the power of branding, tobacco companies will have to find avenues beyond packaging to ensure brand influence over a long term, it has been revealed.