Sustainability to be key focus at Interplas 2021

ORGANISERS of this year’s Interplas exhibition and conference in Birmingham have revealed that sustainability will be ‘top of the agenda’. More than 50 sessions will explore...

Online resource educates youngsters on plastics recycling and polymers

THE British Plastics Federation (BPF), in conjunction with PlasticsEurope and RECOUP, has launched an online recycling resource kit designed to educate students about recycling plastics...

Group warns of plans to ‘derail’ impending deposit return scheme

SCOTLAND'S impending deposit return scheme (DRS) is at risk of further delay, a campaign group has warned. Have You Got The Bottle? warned that efforts...

Plastic pallets and boxes can help create a sustainable parcel delivery supply chain

By Jim Hardisty, MD of Goplasticpallets.com Over the last decade, consumer shopping habits have changed. More people are shopping online than ever before, and last...

DS Smith programme sees 313 million pieces of ‘problem plastics’ designed out

DS Smith has announced that is has designed out over 313 million pieces of 'problem plastics' in the last two years. It comes as part...

BPF unveils updated version of packaging design tool

THE British Plastics Federation (BPF) has launched the latest edition of its packaging design tool PackScore. Unveiled at Packaging Innovations, PackScore is designed to be...

Heinz Snap Pot scoops another packaging accolade

THE Heinz ‘Snap Pot’ – manufactured by Berry Global – has added to its trophy haul after winning a Gold award at the Environmental...
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Where does 3D printing fit into the plastics manufacturing mix?

3D printing - also called additive manufacturing - is often touted as a trend and technique to rival injection moulding

Mackie’s puts freeze on air miles by bringing packaging fully in-house

MACKIE’S of Scotland has invested £250,000 in new machinery that will produce the lids for its two litre tubs of ice cream. The new machinery...

Nestable pallets tipped to help ‘transform’ warehouse space

NESTABLE plastic pallets could provide a solution for firms currently having to cope with unsold goods piling up in warehouses due to the Covid-19...