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Plastics

New guide aims to boost plastics recycling

RECOUP and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) have teamed up to launch new guidance aimed at helping designers create plastic packaging that is easy to..

November 2018

Mapping the way ahead: Vanden calls for more work on plastic recyclability

PLASTIC recycling specialist Vanden has welcomed the UK Plastics Pact Roadmap – but warned more work is needed on plastic packaging. The organisation..

November 2018

Returnable pack boosts beverage sector sustainability

DS Smith Plastics Bilzen has designed a returnable pack which the firm claims can fit inside reusable crates and be stacked without a crate. The DS Smith..

November 2018

Systems provider launches online sustainability resource

AUTOMATED Packaging Systems has announced the launch of an online sustainability hub to help customers become more environmentally aware. Visitors can access..

October 2018

UK Government to introduce plastic packaging tax

CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond has outlined plans for the UK Government to introduce a new tax on the manufacture and import of plastic packaging containing less..

October 2018

10p bag levy: a step in the right direction or double trouble?

With the UK Government poised to double the single-use plastic bag levy to 10p – subject to consultation – south of the border, Packaging Scotland..

October 2018

Plastic pallet advances open up opportunities for drinks sector

PLASTIC beverage pallets can help companies reduce both costs and breakages. That’s the view of Goplasticpallets.com, who said that with the drinks industry..

October 2018

UK Government to consult over plastic straw ban

THE UK Government has outlined plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a..

October 2018

PDM 2019 set for Manchester move

THE Plastics Design & Moulding (PDM) event is moving to a new location next year, organisers have announced. The two-day exhibition and conference is..

October 2018

Plastics Industry Award winners revealed

THE winners of the 2018 Plastics Industry Awards (PIAs) have been announced at a ceremony in London. Winning projects included a recycled flat-profile wine..

October 2018