THE WORLD PLASTICS COUNCIL WELCOMES NEW UN RESOLUTION ON MARINE LITTER

NAIROBI (December 6, 2017) –The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) today approved  resolution UNEP/EA.3/L.20 which concluded that waste minimization and environmentally sound solid waste management should be given the highest priority in efforts to address...

PLASTIC PACKAGING: TOO GOOD TO THROW AWAY

Originally published in Packaging Europe Magazine, September 20, 2017 The German plastics packaging industry association (IK) is taking advantage of Coastal Cleanup Day on 16 September to reiterate its clear position on marine litter.  “Plastic packaging clearly does...

PLASTIC MAKERS SUPPORT G20 EFFORTS TO REDUCE MARINE LITTER

The World Plastics Council (WPC) welcomes the Marine Litter Action Plan released today by the G20 and commends states for their commitment to substantially reduce marine litter and its impacts by 2025. “This urgent issue requires all of us working together and we look...

PLASTICS MAKERS HOST DIALOGUE ON OCEAN PLASTIC

NEWPORT (June 19, 2017)—The American Chemistry Council (ACC), which represents America’s plastics makers, is hosting a two-day multi-stakeholder dialogue that brings together industry, government and environmental groups to hear different perspectives on preventing...

ACC WELCOMES “SAVING OUR SEAS ACT”

WASHINGTON (March 29, 2017)—The U.S. Senate today introduced a bipartisan bill (S. 756) to reauthorize the NOAA Marine Debris Program and promote international action to reduce marine debris. The American Chemistry Council, which has partnered with a broad range of...

P&G Unveils New Shampoo Bottle from Recycled Beach Plastic

The new Plastics Economy includes shampoo bottles made out of beach plastic. Plastics Technology’s Heather Caliendo blogs about P&G’s announcement that it will produce the “world’s first” recyclable shampoo bottle made from up to 25%...