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The European Commission has received two conflicting open letters this week, essentially lobbying the bloc's legislature to change policies for the chemical industry. Read more

French company Afyren has received €60 million in funding to commercialise technology that, through utilising the natural actions of bacteria, can produce industrial chemicals from recycled plant waste instead of fossil fuels. Read more

The UK steel industry is heading towards a greener, carbon-neutral future, with industry bodies, businesses and universities coming together for a seven-year research programme looking at making the industry cleaner. Read more

In line with the ever-growing demand for sustainable and enhanced performance building material, SSAB has introduced GreenCoat Crown BT, delivering durability and high colour retention in wall claddings and roofs. Read more

The world's first Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) pilot project has begun its carbon capture mission at Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire, UK. Read more

It began as a simple blog by a young woman with an acute interest in lavatories. Aude Lalo would inspect public toilets wherever she went, then post her opinions online for her small but like-minded readership. Read more

Norwegian international shipping company Hagland Shipping has signed an agreement with Finnish technology group Wärtsilä for a hybrid retrofit installation. The installation will happen onboard the 'Hagland Captain'. Read more

How much water does it take to manufacture one pair of jeans? A colossal 7,600 litres, according to Stephen Leahy’s book, Your Water Footprint: The shocking facts about how much water we use to make every day products. Read more

Airedale Chemical, manufacturer of specialist chemicals, has announced that the company has seen a sharp rise in output of one of its key products, in line with current trends in the food industry. Read more

Saudi-based chemical manufacturers SABIC announced a major milestone in a pioneering project to produce certified circular polymers, made from a feedstock from mixed plastic waste at their Geleen production site in The Netherlands. Read more

Germany will ending its reliance on coal power stations by 2038 at the latest, according to a government-appointed coal-exit commission. Read more

SABIC has announced, alongside its customers Unilever, Vinventions and Walki Group, it will be manufacturing certified circular polymers to be used by its customers for packaging solutions. Read more

The City of Paris has set ambitious goals to improve air quality and reduce the city’s carbon footprint in conjunction with the upcoming Olympic Games in 2024. Read more

An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain has launched a new organisation to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, particularly in the ocean. Read more

The Fazer Group has announced its plans to invest €40 million into a new production facility in Lahti, Finland. Read more

Marks & Spencer has launched its new UK-wide product range, ‘Plant Kitchen’ which positions the M&S brand as ready for tomorrow’s diet-conscious customers looking for alternative, healthy food. Read more

A pioneering Finnish nanosatellite has reached space equipped with the world’s smallest infrared hyperspectral camera. Read more

The EU has announced an agreement to cut car emissions by over a third by 2030 – but has faced opposition from carmakers for being ‘unrealistic’. On the other side, environmental groups have said the target is not enough. Read more

BASF is breaking new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling offers a method of reutilising plastic waste that is currently not recycled, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics. Read more

At the 13th annual European Bioplastics Conference, held in Berlin on 5 December, the association presented its annual market update which confirmed the global bioplastics industry was still on a stable growth path. Read more

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