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European Commission launches consultation to assess impact of plastic waste, publishes Green Paper

12:13 PM MDT | April 5, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The European Commission has published a Green Paper entitled On a European Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment, to gather facts and views that will enable it to assess the environmental impacts of plastic waste and define a European strategy to mitigate them. The paper highlights the importance of plastic in many industrial processes and applications, and notes the need to manage plastic waste in a more effective way, with potential economic gains derived from higher recycling rates. The paper notes that the challenges posed by plastic waste are not...

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