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In today's Daily Digest, the UK government's ban on single use plastics came into force on 1 October, Germany is providing funding of $40 million to the WHO for the organization's work on health emergencies, and more.
Ineos has acquired the Texas City, US site of Eastman for $500 million. The deal includes a 600 000 tpa acetic acid plant and associated. The two companies have also entered into a MoU to explore options for a long-term supply agreement for vinyl acetate monomer.
Total Energy is to build a plastic recycling unit at its site in Grandpuits, France. The unit will produce 30 000 tpa of high value-added compounds containing 50% recycled materials. The unit is expected to become operational during 2026.
The fifth Internatinal Conference on Chemicals Management has concluded with the adoption of a global framework that sets targets and guidelines for key sectors across the entire lifecycle of chemicals. The meeting was held in Bonn, Germany.
Cargill has opened a protein innovation hub located at its site in France. It will allow customers to 'co-create protein rich menu strategies.' The facility is part of a é50 million investment at the site.
Johnson & Johnson International is collaborating with the Singapore Economic Development Board to support early stage companies, with a base in Singapore to help accelerate their discoveries into innovative medicines, medical technologies and healthcare solutions.
Figures from the UK's Office for National Statistics indicates that the UK's total exports for 2023 were worth £834 billion, up from £815 billion the previous year.
Eurostat has released its regional year book for 2023. The edition focuses on the European Year of Skills and is designed to support people get the right skills for jobs and help businesses address skills shortages.
Germany is providing funding of $40 million to the WHO for the organization's work on health emergencies as well as hosting the Berlin-based WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence.