We are a catalyst of change both within the plastics industry, and together with all our value chain partners.
The Global Plastics Treaty has the potential to be one of the most significant environmental agreements in history. We support an international pact including ambitious measures and an enabling framework to facilitate this global transformation of the plastics economy.
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Paris – (2 June 2023) As the second Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-2) on a global agreement on plastic pollution concludes in Paris, the following statement can be attributed to Virginia Janssens, Managing Director of Plastics Europe:
For UNEA Resolution 5/14,’ end plastic pollution: towards an international legally binding instrument’, Plastics Europe supports the overarching objective to end plastic pollution by 2040 through a circular economy.
Plastics Europe, the association of plastics manufacturers in Europe, and EuPC, the association of European Plastics Converters, announce today the launch of the Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) harmonised European certification scheme. Adding this new tool to the OCS toolbox is a milestone for the OCS programme in its work towards zero pellet loss in the environment.
BRUSSELS / WASHINGTON / DUBAI (14 December 2022)
Industry calls for science-based, and material and technology neutral policy
The European Packaging Value Chain expresses serious concerns about the European Commission suggested approach on packaging and packaging waste legislation
Faster transition is crucial for the industry’s dual transformation
Düsseldorf, Thursday 20th of October 2022
The European plastics industry is striving to become circular and climate neutral and to foster this transition, European plastics manufacturers commissioned “ReShaping Plastics: Pathways to a Circular, Climate Neutral Plastics System in Europe”, an extensive independent report.
Circular plastics transition requires urgent simplification of EU waste shipment rules
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The energy and raw materials crisis resulting from Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine has raised very significant challenges for our industry, supply chain, and all EU economies.