The European plastics industry is pleased to announce the creation of a value chain collaboration to drive Europe’s Polyolefins-based packaging recycling efforts.

EuPC, PlasticsEurope and PRE call for a truly European Circular Economy for plastics.

During the main conference of the European Plastics Converters (EuPC) Annual Meeting on 3 June 2016, the seven winners of the Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2016 were announced. The Polymers for Europe Alliance congratulates the winners of this European-wide customer satisfaction survey which reflects their contribution to the plastics value chain.

EU plastics converting companies (mainly SMEs) are facing very serious difficulties since early 2015, due to limited availability of polymers. Since early March 2015, the ageing EU polymer industry has declared new Forces Majeures on 66 occasions. This has exacerbated an already tense situation for the EU polyethylene and polypropylene markets and has driven polymer prices to levels not seen in the past decade.