Berry prioritises production of products that assist in Covid-19 battle

BERRY Global has announced it is prioritising production of products that can assist in the fight against Covid-19. The firm supplies plastic packaging and non-woven...

UK Government reminded of plastic industry’s importance amidst Covid-19 pandemic

THE British Plastics Federation has written to the UK Government asking that those working in the plastics sector be classified as ‘key workers’ in regard to...

Scotland’s deposit return scheme delayed until 2022

The introduction of Scotland's deposit return scheme (DRS) has been delayed by a year in order to allow businesses more time to prepare and...

‘Furnace of the Future’ could herald new era in climate-neutral glass packaging

EUROPEAN glass manufacturers have collaborated on a project to build what is described as the first large scale hybrid electric furnace to run on...

BPF calls for plastic packaging tax funds to be invested ‘appropriately’

THE British Plastics Federation (BPF) has reacted to the UK Budget announcement regarding plans to introduce a new plastic packaging tax, stating that it...

Plastic packaging tax details divulged in UK Budget

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has used today's Budget to confirm plans to introduce a plastic packaging tax from April 2022. New legislation will mean manufacturers...

PRSE postponed due to coronavirus

PLASTICS Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, which is impacting international travel and posing a major challenge...
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Campaigners urge Holyrood to adopt Nordic-style variable DRS

CAMPAIGNERS have urged the Scottish Government to implement a Nordic-style deposit return scheme with a variable rate after research found 'landslide' public support for...

Aldi to remove plastic lids from own-label products in 91 Scottish stores

RETAIL giant Aldi is stepping up it bid to reduce single-use plastics by removing all plastic lids on its own-label fresh and cultured cream...

Macfarlane results reveal ten successive years of profit growth

MACFARLANE Group has reported an increase in both turnover and pre-tax profit for 2019. The packaging specialist revealed that revenue was up 4% to £225.4 million,...