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22 Jan 2018, 14:22
WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS/DUBAI (January 22, 2018) – Following a meeting of the World Plastics Council’s (WPC) Executive Committee in Dubai, Mr. Abulrahman Al-Fageeh (SABIC) announced that Mr. James (Jim) Seward (LyondellBasell) had been elected to succeed him as the next Chairman of the WPC.
16 Jan 2018, 14:25
PlasticsEurope’s reaction to the Strategy for Plastics
16 Jan 2018, 14:27
PlasticsEurope publishes its Voluntary Commitment to increase circularity and resource efficiency
15 Jan 2018, 14:28
Washington/Brussels/Dubai - The World Plastics Council (WPC) is pleased to announce that AmericasStyrenics and BASF -- two new leading plastic resin makers – have joined the WPC.
11 Jan 2018, 14:29
For the first time, more plastic waste has been recycled than landfilled, according to the latest figures from the new “Post-consumer Plastic Waste Management in European Countries” report commissioned by PlasticsEurope and developed in collaboration with EPRO.
6 Dec 2017, 14:30
The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) today approved resolution UNEP/EA.3/L.20 which concluded that waste minimization and environmentally sound solid waste management should be given the highest priority in efforts to address marine litter.
29 Nov 2017, 14:31
A new survey commissioned by PlasticsEurope and RECOUP with over 4,100 participants from the UK, Germany and Poland, reveals that there is a lack of awareness about recycling amongst young citizens (18-24 age group).
21 Nov 2017, 14:33
The European plastics industries are reaffirming their support to the Circular Economy Package.
4 Oct 2017, 14:34
PlasticsEurope and supporting member companies of Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS), an international programme to help prevent resin loss from getting into the marine environment, present the results of their ongoing activities in a new report entitled “Operation Clean Sweep Report 2017” reinforcing their commitment to fight against marine litter.
3 Oct 2017, 14:35
EPCA and PlasticsEurope bring youngsters together to debate on People, Planet and Profit in the Digital Age.
19 Sep 2017, 14:36
What is the role of plastics in a Circular Economy? Why is innovation so important for the transition towards a resource efficient Europe? What is full life cycle thinking?
18 Jul 2017, 14:37
The youth debate in London gathered students aged between 16 and 19 from London and surroundings from 10 schools to discuss the theme "People, Planet, Profit in the Digital Age: With or without Petrochemistry and Plastics?”.
10 Jul 2017, 14:39
The World Plastics Council (WPC) welcomes the Marine Litter Action Plan released today by the G20 and commends states for their commitment to substantially reduce marine litter and its impacts by 2025.
28 Jan 2017, 14:40
PlasticsEurope launched today an initiative to promote innovative recycling solutions for Polystyrene, in a push to support the European Union’s circular economy plan. The group aims to engage the value chain in the development and industrialization of promising new recycling technologies.
1 Jun 2017, 14:40
Daniele Ferrari, CEO of Versalis (Eni), has been elected President of PlasticsEurope, succeeding Patrick Thomas, CEO of Covestro, who held this office since 2011. Mr Ferrari was elected by PlasticsEurope’s General Assembly, on 1 June in Madrid.
30 May 2017, 14:41
The youth debate organised at Warsaw University of Technology was the fourth of seven planned events of the European Youth Debating Competition, organised by the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) and PlasticsEurope. Three winners of the debate: from Warsaw and Lublin will represent Poland at the European Finals to be held in Berlin at the beginning of October, during the 51st EPCA Annual Meeting.
18 May 2017, 14:42
For the second year running, the European Youth Debating Competition (EYDC) - a joint project between The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) and PlasticsEurope - has been launched. The Italian National Finals was organised with the support of the Regional School Office of Lombardy, territory of Milan, gathering 95 students in a successful and enjoyable debate.
9 May 2017, 14:43
Innovation and enhanced collection and sorting systems key for closing the loop
6 Apr 2017, 14:43
EPCA and PlasticsEurope launch the next edition of their debating competition
14 Mar 2017, 14:45
PlasticsEurope’s reaction to the EP vote on the Waste Package
28 Jan 2017, 14:46
What are the main opportunities and challenges for the European plastics industry in the circular economy? What are the best practices and most advanced know-how in waste management around Europe and the world? How can we prevent plastic waste ending up in the environment?
14 Dec 2016, 21:00
Circular Economy and Plastics: The European benchmark event for plastic waste recycling and recovery
13 Dec 2016, 21:01
Seven New Industry Associations Join the "Joint Declaration”; Group Will Operate as the "Global Plastics Alliance” Going Forward
30 Nov 2016, 21:10
PlasticsEurope’s reaction to the European Commission’s Clean Energy for all Europeans Package
10 Nov 2016, 21:10
Three years after launching the World Plastics Council (WPC), global leaders of the plastics industry returned to K – the plastics trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany, for their 2016 General Assembly.
25 Oct 2016, 21:12
At the K 2016, the world’s largest plastics tradeshow, PlasticsEurope and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) launched an educational toolkit.
25 Oct 2016, 21:13
The European plastics industry is pleased to announce the creation of a value chain collaboration to drive Europe’s Polyolefins-based packaging recycling efforts.
20 Oct 2016, 21:14
PlasticsEurope is delighted to announce the creation of a new Plastics Packaging Circular Economy Group which will be working with the value chain to maximise the fullest potential of plastics in delivering superior resource efficiency gains within the circular economy.
20 Oct 2016, 21:15
Plastics - The Facts 2016 launched at K 2016

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