Extended Producer Responsibility 2021-09-22 11:27:12 Maine requires producers to help pay for recycling costs In an effort to boost recycling and to cut municipal costs Maine was the first state of the US to introduce a Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Packaging law. read more ... Toy Recycling 2021-05-31 13:26:12 Mattel Inc. launches Toy Takeback Program to advance Circular Economy Mattel Inc. announced the launch of Mattel PlayBack, a toy takeback program. At launch, the program will accept specific toys, such as Barbie and Matchbox, for recycling with other brands to be added in the future. read more ... Plastic Waste 2021-03-19 08:49:17 European Plastic Manufacturers sound the Alarm Bell on Supply Chain Disruption The raw material supply chain for manufacturers of is currently massively disrupted, desired qualities often not available and prices are rising, the German Plastics Processing Industry Association (GKV) warns. read more ... Plastic Waste 2021-03-05 09:56:37 Mondelez International Commits to Reduction in Virgin Plastic Use The Chicago based global food and confectionary company Mondelez International announced an increased commitment to reduce its use of virgin plastics in its packaging across its portfolio. read more ... Circular Economy 2021-03-05 09:40:50 Alpla: New extrusion system in Anagni for 15,000 tonnes of rPET annually The global manufacturer of plastic packaging is investing more than five million euros in an extrusion system for food-grade recycled PET (rPET) made of used PET bottles (so-called post-consumer material) at its site in the italian city of Anagni. read more ... Circular Economy 2021-03-04 18:19:28 UNEA: Momentum is building for a global plastics agreement Many countries are now calling for a binding agreement to reduce plastic waste, the president of the UN Environment Assembly, Norway's Environment Minister Sveinung Rotevatn says. read more ... circular economy 2021-03-03 10:44:05 Systemic weakness: the thing about plastic Science, environmental advocates and industry all agree on one thing: plastic needs a circular economy so that less plastic waste ends up in the eco-systems. The actual measures to be taken are in dispute. read more ...
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