The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection. More than 1.6 million people are working in about 50,000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover in excess of 280 billion € per year.
On Friday November 21st, EU28 Member State representatives voted in favour of a compromise text reached between the European Parliament and the Council, on EU legislation for plastic carrier bags. This follows a legislative proposal from the European Commission on November 4th 2013 to reduce consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags to more responsible levels.
PlasticsEurope and EuPC launch “Manifesto on the competitiveness of the plastics industry in Europe” / Identify challenges to European industry and issue recommendations / "PolyTalk" event in Brussels