European Parliament adopts new rules on single-use plastics

28 March 2019

European Union efforts to tackle marine litter were boosted with the adoption of new rules on single-use plastics by the European Parliament.

On 27 March 2019, legislators in Strasbourg voted on the Single-Use Plastics Directive, agreeing on measures to ban selected single-use products made of plastic, measures to reduce consumption of plastic food containers and beverage cups, and on extended producer responsibility schemes – sc...

Next PlastiCircle general assembly set for Valencia

28 March 2019

PlastiCircle will mark the start of its first pilot initiative in Valencia with a general assembly meeting on 27-29 May 2019

The PlastiCircle consortium will meet again in late May 2019, shortly after the start of the project’s first pilot in Valencia’s San Marcelino district.

As with other general assembly meetings, the project team - in addition to the innovation committee and advisory board – will meet over...

EU projects on the circular economy of plastics – informing policy through research and innovation

15 March 2019

The PlastiCircle project has been featured in a new publication by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, cementing the project’s position as a valuable learning tool for policy makers in the circular economy sphere.

‘A circular economy for plastics: Insights from research and innovation to inform policy and funding decisions’ was published on 4 March by the European Commissio...

Innovating to tackle plastic waste in Europe’s cities

13 March 2019

On 16 May, ICLEI Europe and the PlastiCircle project will join forces to host the special conference ‘Circular Cities – Innovating to tackle plastic waste’.

More than 100 stakeholders from across Europe will gather at Scotland House in Brussels (Belgium) to assess European Union policies on the circular economy for plastics, the role of cities in tackling plastic waste, and the industry innovations driving circularity...