A fashion collection made from the remains of grapes from the wine industry and plastic made from chicken feathers are two new twists on the practice of making new products from waste, and a growing demand for sustainability from consumers mean there could be a ready market for this type of innovation.
Agenda items include preparation of IMO/MEPC 73 and the draft Union submission concerning marine litter from sea-based sources: input to the IMO Action Plan on marine plastic litter from ships. There will also be examination of the impact assessment and article by article examination on establishing a European Maritime Single Window environment.
by Commissioner Vella.
If a firm sells a product EU-wide, but with compositions that differ between countries, it must not label and brand it in a seemingly identical way, as this may mislead consumers, say MEPs.