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26 Jan 2023
--- French authorities are hunting the culprits of a recent mass plastic pellet spill off the coast of Brittany, which is believed to have come from a shipping container somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. Environmentalists say the... Read More
23 Jan 2023
--- Researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia, have developed a novel solution for removing the “forever chemicals” PFAS from water – something the study authors say is “urgently... Read More
20 Jan 2023
--- Environmentalists are celebrating the proposals made by the European Parliament to update the bloc’s waste shipment regulations. The new laws would, if passed, ban exports of plastic waste to non-OECD countries and... Read More
19 Jan 2023
--- As the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) is underway in Davos, Switzerland, a report by impact organization Circle Economy and services company Deloitte is calling for a 30% reduction in material extraction worldwide to... Read More
06 Jan 2023
--- Beyond Plastics is launching a resource center to aid US policymakers and advocates in designing and enforcing effective governmental action against plastic waste. The center will seek to drive unified legislation on... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has written an open letter to the European Commission (EC) following its recent energy manifesto, with a ten-point plan that the organization says would secure economic prosperity, energy sufficiency,... Read More
29 Nov 2022
--- European Bioplastics (EUBP) is joining the rally against the European Commission’s (EC) planned revisions of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) – expected this week – saying the... Read More
24 Nov 2022
--- A group of leading business representatives and consumer and environmental organizations are calling on the European Commission (EC) not to bow to a recent tide of industry lobbying pressure against planned revisions to the... Read More
04 Nov 2022
--- AMP Robotics has landed US$91 million in corporate equity from a Series C financing round. The company intends to use the funding to expand artificial intelligence-(AI) enabled automation applications for the US recycling... Read More
02 Nov 2022
--- US-based startup Protein Evolution (PEI) has established what it says is the world’s first enzymatic plastic recycling business, landing initial funding of US$20 million. The group couples artificial intelligence (AI)... Read More
01 Nov 2022
--- Avantium is calling for increased collaborations between industry, scientists and policymakers to boost the availability of biofuel and biomaterials amid the energy crisis. Having begun constructing its flagship plant in the... Read More
28 Oct 2022
--- The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is dismissing claims that postponing REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) revisions against hazardous chemicals is a necessary opportunity to... Read More
26 Oct 2022
--- Rigid plastics like PET bottles are recycled at a far higher rate than flexibles like PE films. However, achieving a full circularity for rigid plastics is a long way off. Lack of collection infrastructure, recycling... Read More
20 Oct 2022
--- Waste incineration is an unrealistic solution to the ongoing energy crisis, according to a report by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE). The organization dismisses recent claims by waste management associations that incineration could... Read More
18 Oct 2022
--- The European Commission (EC) is set to capitulate to industry demands that it postpone long-awaited plans to enforce a ban on hazardous chemicals such as PFAS, bisphenol and PVC, according to a draft working document leaked... Read More
14 Oct 2022
--- Researchers at the City College of New York (CCNY), US, have found that advanced recycling (AR) technologies can produce enormously different environmental impacts, with some methods and projects reducing greenhouse gas... Read More
05 Oct 2022
--- Using less plastic could free up needed energy for industrial and domestic use during the conflict with Russia, according to a report by Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) and the Center for International Environmental Law... Read More
21 Sep 2022
--- The plastics industry is being crippled by soaring energy costs that are threatening to shut down numerous businesses, according to trade organization European Plastics Converters (EuPC). Price rises add to a tumultuous year... Read More
19 Sep 2022
--- A district court in Louisiana, US, has revoked environmental permits from a planned plastic production facility that would have been one of the world’s largest producers of PE, PP and ethanol glycol. Dubbed the... Read More
08 Sep 2022
--- European metal industry associations are warning that the current energy crisis poses an “existential threat” to their future. They urge EU leaders to take immediate emergency action or accept “permanent... Read More
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