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Yesterday evening the Awarding Ceremony of the 7th Edition of the European Paper Recycling Awards took place in the European Parliament in Brussels. The event takes place every two years with the specific goal to highlight and reward European... Read more

PACKAGING

The European Commission has officially announced its ambitions to generate €1-trillion in order to finance its European Green Deal. Commission president Ursula von der Leyen challenged EU member states and the European Parliament to take up the... Read more

As part of its sustainability strategy “Naturally Positive”, the Lenzing Group strives to ensure an intact environment and the protection of forests as an important part of the ecosystem. Against this backdrop, Lenzing initiated a project in... Read more

HYGIENE, MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICALS

Concerns about the environment are at an all-time high and businesses will want to ensure that they do what they can to reduce their environmental impact. Businesses of all sizes can lobby through industry groups etc. for greater action at a... Read more

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Recycling waste plastics is essential to creating a circular economy. Current recycling methods are hampered by issues such as societal perceptions of recycling, to economic barriers and technological; however, over the past few years the number... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has unveiled its plans to cut CO2 emissions over the next thirty years. The firm says it aims for a 40% cut by 2030, a 70% cut by 2040, and to have reached "near-zero" by 2050. Read more

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Kenoteq, a spin-off company from Scotland's Heriot-Watt University has launched a building brick that is made from 90% recycled construction and demolition waste... Read more

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

The Indonesian government has filed a lawsuit against the European Union at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the bloc's plans to phase out the use of palm oil-based biofuels. Indonesia is the world's biggest producer of palm oil but Europe... Read more

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Germany has long been renowned as a leader in wastewater management – and it’s easy see why. Its system doesn’t just sanitise and keep water clean; it ensures minimum waste, benefiting individuals and households alike. And unsurprisingly, it’s... Read more

The global cost of corrosion exceeds $2.5-trillion (€2.27-trillion) annually, or 3% of global GDP. Moreover, the environmental consequences are enormous. Innovative premium high-strength and high-performance stainless steel fasteners... Read more

As we see a ramping up of the climate change protests by a newly emboldened Extinction Rebellion, like with so many other issues facing the world at this point in history, their actions seem to result in a total division of opinion and a further... Read more

Seven European cities that will pilot a series of demonstration actions on construction and demolition waste (CDW) and organic waste (OW) with the aim of achieving material circularity. Over 30 new tools and processes will be tested as part of... Read more

Recent research has shown that today’s environmentally conscious shoppers expect more from packaging, especially when it comes to their beverage choices. It is no longer enough for packaging to only protect the product, be convenient and visually... Read more

The state of the environment is said to be reaching a tipping point and consumers are now wanting to change their lifestyles to help the planet. One of the main areas consumers are changing is their diets. People are understanding the link... Read more

The German government and the country's automotive association, VDA, have agreed to double the Umweltprämie ('Environmental Bonus') - cash incentives for electric vehicles - as the country attempts to speed up the move away from the combustion... Read more

Lubricants giant FUCHS, based in Stoke-on-Trent, UK, has announced that it will be completely CO2-neutral as early globally by January 1 2020 – from energy consumption in production to consumables in administration... Read more

The European Union has won its court case against France over warning that cities across the country from Paris to Nice have been exceeding pollution limits mostly as a result of diesel car engines... Read more

The European Commission has given the go-ahead to the Polish government over its plans to offer €64-million in aid to support the construction of a highly efficient municipal waste treatment facility in Gdansk, deciding that the aid complies with... Read more

SC Johnson, a major global manufacturer of household consumer brands, and Plastic Bank have launched a global partnership to stop plastic waste from entering the ocean and fight poverty. The three-year effort will creates a recycling... Read more

The plastics or polymers industry was for many years a hidden industry. For most of its history, nobody has known much about the plastics business because it is sandwiched between oil and gas and a huge variety of finished goods. The meat cannot... Read more

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  • Extinction Rebellion

  • SC Johnson global partnership