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An upcoming EU strategy to reduce the environmental damage caused by the textile industry will seek to clean up global supply chains through improved product traceability, according to a roadmap published on Tuesday.
Waste operators are no longer able to export low quality plastic waste to developing countries outside the EU under new rules that came into force on Friday, drawing praise from Germany’s environment minister.
European producers of virgin and recycled plastics have acknowledged existing controls do not prevent release of pellets, including resin flakes and powders, into the environment at any point in the supply chain, pledging to tackle the problem with a new certification system.
The amount of composite drinks packaging that ends up being recycled could be much lower across Europe than industry estimates suggest, according to a study commissioned by anti-waste campaigners.
Life cycle assessments for the chemical recycling of plastics lack scientific rigour and are based on questionable interpretations of flawed data, according to a campaign group.
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