EuPC regrets to read that the European Commission has put forward today the proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, that mainly targets so-called “single use plastics” and fishing gear, especially in the context of the recent Plastics Strategy Communication.

During the Gala Dinner of the conference A Circular Future with Plastics on 24 May 2018 in Milan, the Polymers for Europe Alliance announced the eight winners of the Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2018. The award ceremony of this European-wide customer survey took place in the presence of Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, who handed over the main award.

On 19 and 20 April 2018, EuPC with the support of Polymer Comply Europe held its annual Food Contact Plastics Seminar in Brussels. The seminar was attended by a broad spectrum of participants from the plastics food packaging industry, food industry, laboratories, and regulators. The theme of the seminar was Ensuring Safety of Products with panellists providing valuable insight into the current and future regulatory framework.

On March 14th, 2018 the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (Miljøstyrelsen) has published a study that analyses the life cycle environmental impacts of production, use and disposal of grocery carrier bags currently available in Danish supermarkets. The aim of the study being to identify the bag with the best environmental performance, the recommended number of reuse and best disposal option of a grocery bag.

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