Report: Life Cycle Inventories of Single Use Plastic Products and their Alternatives

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Votes on Authorisation for certain uses of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (14 March 2019)

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Event: From Setting Recycling Targets to Achieving Them? (Brussels, 9 April 2019)

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Written Answer to a Question: Maintaining incentives for innovation in the absence of EU standards on biodegradability

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Press Release: Breakthrough recycling technology drives circular economy

Discarded plastic bags and thrown-away food wrappings are a blot on the landscape and pose more than just a blip to environmental protection. But an innovative new polymer recycling plant built under the LIFE AGANFOILS project will demonstrate that such difficult-to-treat material can also be recycled and be part of the circular economy revolution.

Question for Written Answer: Non-deposit cans

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Agenda: Customs Expert Group (15 March 2019)

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UPDATED – Merger Case: M.9094 AMCOR / BEMIS

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OPP Meeting Summary: Environment Council – Endocrine disruptors (05 March 2019)

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OPP Meeting Summary: Environment Council – Drinking Water Directive (5 March 2019)

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EGMF & EPTA Position Paper: The garden, outdoor power and power tools industries have already implemented main principles of the EU circular economy policy

Garden and outdoor power equipment and power tool manufacturers share with households, municipalities, landscapers and greenkeepers the responsibility for green area maintenance, which improves life quality. Being close to nature, we fully recognise that our job and business fully depend on the protection of the environment. Therefore, our industries push the boundaries regarding the overall environmental impact of our products and their use.

Commissioner Karmenu Vella: Speech at the Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference, “Circular Economy Action Plan, a Framework for the Transition”

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Press Release: Eastman offers innovative recycling technology for polyesters

Kingsport, Tenn., USA, March 5, 2019 – Eastman (NYSE:EMN), one of the world’s leading specialty materials companies, announced today its intention to pursue the launch of an innovative advanced circular recycling technology that uses polyester waste which cannot be recycled by current mechanical methods, and as a result, often ends up in landfills and waterways.

Press Release: Closing the loop: Commission delivers on Circular Economy Action Plan

All 54 actions under the plan launched in 2015 have now been delivered or are being implemented. This will contribute to boost Europe’s competitiveness, modernise its economy and industry to create jobs, protect the environment and generate sustainable growth.

The European Commission today published a comprehensive report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan it adopted in December 2015. The report presents the main results of implementing the action plan and sketches out open challenges to paving the way towards a climate-neutral, competitive circular economy where pressure on natural and freshwater resources as well as ecosystems is minimised. The findings of the report will be discussed during the annual Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference taking place in Brussels on 6 and 7 March.

UPDATED – Merger Case: M.9291 APOLLO MANAGEMENT / RPC GROUP

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Agenda: EESC Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption Meeting (7 March 2019)

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Agenda: Meeting of the Expert Group on Waste – Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles (8 March 2019)

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Press Release: How a Mongolian toilet paper manufacturer competes with the big brands

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UPDATED- Merger Case: M.8950 BASF DOM BUSINESS / SOLENIS / JV

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Written Answer to a Question: Solutions for replacing single-use plastics

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Press Release: Bio-based smart food packaging to reduce waste

An EU and industry-funded project is working on the development of bio-based smart food packaging that will reduce waste by monitoring and extending shelf-life, while being compostable, biodegradable or recyclable – good for the environment. It has already developed biodegradable packaging that incorporates an oxygen sensor to monitor shelf-life.

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