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...

Plastic sector ‘first line of defence’ in producing products to ‘fight’ Covid-19

THE president of one of America’s leading plastic associations has said that the plastic industry is ‘essential’ as a first line of defence in...

Packaging urged to be recognised as ‘essential’ part of continued flow of goods

EUROPEN, the European organisation for packaging and environment, has called on the European Commission and EU governments to ensure that production facilities essential to...

AMI announce postponement to its exhibitions

AMI has announced that its plastics industry exhibitions in Messe Essen in Germany have been rescheduled to take place on 7-8 October 2020. Previously scheduled...

American firm set to buy Viridor in £4.2 billion deal

UK recycling firm Viridor is set to be sold to American company Kolhberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) in a deal worth £4.2 billion. Viridor’s...

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...

Certification agency welcomes impending UK plastic packaging tax

BUREAU Veritas has welcomed the impending new UK plastics packaging tax, which will see manufacturers and importers whose products have less than 30% recyclable...

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...

New dates confirmed for PRSE 2020

NEW dates have been confirmed for the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE). The event, which was initially due to take place in Amsterdam later this...

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...