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The recent, swift developments of the EU Single-use plastics directive proposal are developing at a very worrying speed. The European Parliament and the Council are called to make up their minds in very short time frames, deviating from usual best practices and agreed calendars.

On the 25th May in Milan, during EuPC’s General Assembly, Renato Zelcher, CEO of Crocco S.p.A., has been elected as the new EuPC President for the period 2018-2020, replacing Micheal Kundel after four years of great leadership. EuPC’s GA has taken place during the annual two-day Conference that has been organised this year in collaboration with Unionplast (Federazione Gomma Plastica), the Italian plastics converting association.

EuPC regrets to read that the European Commission has put forward today the proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, that mainly targets so-called “single use plastics” and fishing gear, especially in the context of the recent Plastics Strategy Communication.

During the Gala Dinner of the conference A Circular Future with Plastics on 24 May 2018 in Milan, the Polymers for Europe Alliance announced the eight winners of the Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2018. The award ceremony of this European-wide customer survey took place in the presence of Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, who handed over the main award.

On 19 and 20 April 2018, EuPC with the support of Polymer Comply Europe held its annual Food Contact Plastics Seminar in Brussels. The seminar was attended by a broad spectrum of participants from the plastics food packaging industry, food industry, laboratories, and regulators. The theme of the seminar was Ensuring Safety of Products with panellists providing valuable insight into the current and future regulatory framework.

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