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Event report: "A New Paradigm for Plastics and Their Role in the EU’s Zero-Emission Economy Plans" on 25 March

Virginia Janssens, Managing Director PlasticsEurope, joined EU Environment Commissioner Sinkevičius and leading policy experts on 25 March to debate the role of plastics in Europe’s economy, with a particular emphasis on Poland. Organised by Euractiv Poland, and under the patronage of the European Commission and the Polish Ministry of Development, Labour and Technology, the event was entitled "A New Paradigm for Plastics and Their Role in the EU’s Zero-Emission Economy Plans".

Achieving Sustainability in Plastics webinar on 27 April

This online seminar, presented by the British Plastics Federation (BPF) in partnership with PlasticsEurope, will explore sustainability within the plastics industry, providing an in-depth exploration of new initiatives, opportunities and successes.

Circular Economy anniversary - reflections from the plastics industry

11 March 2021, the European Commission’s second Circular Economy Action Plan celebrates its first birthday– a date I also share as marking my first year as Managing Director of PlasticsEurope. When the Commission published the plan this day last year, many of us were in our first days of working from home and could not have imagined still being there 12 months later. But we also could not have imagined how much progress in developing policies could have been made from home.

Fluoropolymers Product Group: three new members and a new website for 2021

The Fluoropolymers Product Group is happy to announce it has been joined by three new members to help drive activities across Europe in 2021. To boost visibility and provide a focal point for stakeholders interested in learning more, a new website has also been launched to ensure critical product information is available to the public, policy stakeholders and downstream users.

BPF and PlasticsEurope co-host Online Seminar on 4 March 2021, 13.30 to 16.00 GMT

With growing pressure from across the globe for manufacturers to increase the amount of recycled content in packaging products, the British Plastics Federation (BPF), in collaboration with PlasticsEurope, are hosting a half-day online seminar on The Challenges of Incorporating Recycled Content in Plastics Packaging.

PlasticsEurope at the EU Industry Days 2021 on 24 February from 14.00 to 15.30

Kicking off our 2021 advocacy engagement programme, Virginia Janssens, PlasticsEurope Managing Director, will be a guest panellist at this year’s European Commission EU Industry Days on Wednesday 24 February, from 14.00 to 15.30. The high-level session will focus on “Joining forces – how industrial alliances help to achieve EU policy objectives?”

New Partnership with CPME signed

PlasticsEurope is happy to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with CPME - The Committee of PET Manufacturers in Europe.

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