WHO launches review into potential risks of plastic in drinking water

UK - WHO has launched a health review into the dangers associated with plastic sin drinking water; assess the latest research into the spread and impact of so-called microplastics - particles that are small enough to be ingested. According to BBC, this review comes after journalism organisation Orb Media found plastic particles in many major brands of…

Bioplastics to increase by 50% amidst high demand for recyclable packaging

EUROPE - European Bioplastics in Berlin have stated that the oil industry is set to face challenges as bioplastics made from sugarcane, wood and corn is projected to grow in the next five years. European Bioplastics brings together companies like Cargill and Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, German chemical giant BASF and the Finnish paper maker Stora…