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…

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…

PLASTICS MAKERS HOST DIALOGUE ON OCEAN PLASTIC

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