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EU Council adopts ban on single-use plastics, farmers angry as Mercosur deal inches closer: Brussels Bulletin

Brussels Bulletin: EU Council adopts ban on single-use plastics

By Oliver Morrison

The EU Council has adopted a total ban on single-use plastics by 2021, farmers are angry as the Mercosur deal inches closer, while environmentalists have warned about a failure to tackle agriculture’s contribution to climate breakdown. FoodNavigator brings...

Pilot seeks to find out if PEF from sugarcane could be more economical than PET at scale

Queensland study will first assess biofuels from biomass before turning to bottles

Could PEF from sugarcane be more economical than PET at scale?

By Richard Whitehead

Researchers in eastern Australia have started work on a three-month pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into other compounds, including plastic drinks bottles.

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UK to introduce plastic packaging tax

By Rachel Arthur

The UK is planning to introduce a ‘world-leading’ tax on plastic packaging in 2022: applying to all single use plastic packaging that doesn’t include at least 30% recycled content.

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