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Plastics production continued to rise in Q3 2021 despite a decline in EU27 manufacturing production

The production of plastics in the EU27 continued to rise in the third quarter 2021 despite a decline in EU27 manufacturing production – thanks to the ongoing demand from abroad. Plastics Europe is happy to share with you its “European Plastics Manufacturers Quarterly Report” for the third quarter of 2021. This report provides a concise […]
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Event summary report – Plastics and circularity: closing the plastics loop, December 9th 2021

Key takeaways Ambitious targets have been set for recycled content in plastic products. Achieving them will depend on multi-stakeholder collaboration and enabling regulation. The information for product life-cycle analysis is available. Interpreting it and taking action reduces those products’ environmental impact. Chemical recycling complements but does not replace mechanical recycling. Achieving a circular economy for […]
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Marco ten Bruggencate, Dow’s Commercial VP for EMEA, becomes new President of Plastics Europe

Plastics Europe, the voice of plastics manufacturers in Europe, today announces the appointment of Marco ten Bruggencate, Commercial Vice President for Packaging and Specialty Plastics EMEA at Dow, as its President, effective immediately. He succeeds Dr Markus Steilemann, CEO of Covestro.   In this new role, Marco ten Bruggencate will continue to drive Plastics Europe’s […]
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Industry’s reaction to Proposal for a Regulation on preventing pellet losses to reduce microplastic pollution

The loss of plastics pellets in our ecosystems is unacceptable and the need to mitigate unintentional pellet loss is a priority issue for the industry and wider value chain. That is why we welcome the European Commission’s proposal aimed at reducing unintentional releases of plastics pellets into the environment.  Whilst we have not had an opportunity […]
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Plastics Europe: enabling a sustainable future

Plastics Europe is a leading European trade association, with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris.

We network with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, who are responsible for producing more than 90% of all polymers across the 27 member states of the European Union, plus Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and UK. On a global level, Plastics Europe actively supports the World Plastics Council (WPC) and the Global Plastics Alliance (GPA).

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