Ewald Lienen: Football Rebel for Future

By |februar 5th, 2020|Ewald Lienen, FC St. Pauli, football, Germany, Life Tackle, News, Plastic recycling|

German football veteran Ewald Lienen is convinced that football is political and bears social responsibility. Today, the Technical Director of FC St. Pauli is committed to climate protection - not only on the pitch.

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Three ways in which football is helping to recycle plastic

By |oktober 31st, 2019|Adidas, circular economy, clothing, Euro 2020, FIFA, foorball, News, Plastic recycling, plastics, UEFA|

Sports events organisers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact they have and therefore are trying to be more sustainable, including by reducing and reusing plastics. 

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How Europe’s war on plastics is affecting petrochemicals

By |avgust 27th, 2019|News, oil and gas industry, petrochemical, Plastic recycling, Plastic Strategy, single-use plastics|

With oil use in cars expected to peak in the mid-2020s, oil companies are seeking shelter in petrochemicals – and plastics – where demand is still going strong. However, even that notion is now being challenged because of a global plastics backlash led by Europe.

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Karmenu Vella on circular economy: ‘Nothing to gain from waiting’

By |april 30th, 2019|Karmenu Vella, News, Plastic recycling|

Circular economy wrangling has kept the EU busy for the last few years, from withdrawn policies to far-reaching recycling strategies. The EU's outgoing environment boss, Karmenu Vella, insists that industry is still critical to waste-reducing efforts and that “there is nothing to gain from waiting”.

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Bottles becoming bottles: Let’s go full circle! [Promoted content]

By |september 26th, 2018|News, plastic, Plastic bottles, Plastic recycling|

The time has come for the European Parliament’s last opportunity to take concrete action before handing over the reins to the EU’s successors: making it mandatory to produce plastic bottles with at least 25% of recycled plastics by 2025.

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Coca-Cola, Walmart sign pledge to cut plastic pollution in oceans

By |september 21st, 2018|News, Plastic recycling, Plastic Strategy|

Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday (20 September) to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialised nations.

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Is recycled plastic safe for food packaging? EU seems to think so

By |september 3rd, 2018|EFSA, European Food Safety Agency, Food safety, News, plastic, Plastic recycling, Waste and recycling|

The European Commission is preparing to fast-track approval of 140 recycling processes for use in food and drinks packaging, despite warnings that second-hand plastics risk containing toxic chemicals that are dangerous for human health.

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Food safety activist: ‘There will always be a risk’ with recycled plastics

By |september 3rd, 2018|European Food Safety Agency, Food safety, News, Plastic recycling, Waste and recycling|

The risk of toxic substances contaminating food already exists with virgin plastic, so it will only be higher with recycled packaging coming from old plastics that may contain banned chemicals, says Floriana Cimmarusti.

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France to set penalties on non-recycled plastic

By |avgust 13th, 2018|environment, France, News, plastic, Plastic recycling|

France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic.

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Make use of recycled plastic mandatory, EU told

By |julij 20th, 2018|News, Plastic recycling, Plastics Strategy, Waste and recycling|

Europe's market for recycled plastics will never pick up unless regulators make a decisive move and impose a minimum amount of recycled materials into new products, said a wide coalition of businesses, local authorities and environmental NGOs.

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