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Euro Parliament committee wants return to ambitious waste plan

The European Parliament's Environment Committee has called for boosting recycling and reducing packaging waste in its amendment to the draft European Union waste package legislation.


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China starts new crackdown on plastics scrap imports

The Chinese government plans to launch a new crackdown on imports of plastics scrap as part of a larger campaign against illegal smuggling of "foreign waste" and other products, according to recycling trade associations and Chinese media.


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Ikea targets EPS, and plastics industry fights back

The plastics industry in North America and Europe is fighting back against global furniture retailer and manufacturer Ikea's plans to phase out expanded polystyrene in its packaging.


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PNChina’s top 10 stories of 2016

The 10 most read stories in 2016 on the English site of PNChina reflect our readers' interest in design, material innovation, sustainability, global M&A, as well as in-depth Q&As with industry executives.


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Bio-on to license bio-based resin to 'major multinational' customer

Italian bioplastics firm Bio-on srl has signed a licensing deal with a major customer.


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China XD to invest 2.2 billion yuan in bioplastics project

Compounder China XD Plastics Co. Ltd. has signed an agreement to build capacity for 300,000 metric tons of bioplastics as well as 3-D printing materials.


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Coca-Cola to roll out 'twist' bottles for UK water business

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched a new 'twist' bottle format and label for its Abbey Well Spring Water, which aims to be more environmentally friendly and encourage consumers to recycle more.


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Australia seeks 'voluntary phase out' of microbeads

Australia's environment ministers will ban polyethylene microbeads if industry does not take voluntary action.


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Australia moves closer to bag bans

Australia has moved a step closer to banning single-use high density polyethylene bags after a meeting of the country's top environment ministers.


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Massive Lego plant opens in China, keeps focus on sustainability

Toy molder Lego A/S has a new 1.77 million-square-foot injection molding plant in China that, when it's operating at full capacity, will make 72 billion ABS bricks annually.


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