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...

Global bioplastics sector continues to rise

THE global bioplastics industry is expected to grow by 50% over the coming years despite the low oil price, according to new research. The results...
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Coca-Cola develops bottle made from ocean debris

COCA-COLA has unveiled its first ever sample bottle made using recovered marine plastics. The drinks company says that the innovation demonstrates that ocean debris could...

Encore film range launched

INNOVIA Films has launched a new range of recyclable BOPP films called Encore, made from non-food based raw materials. Innovia said the Encore packaging and...

New resealable pack “ideal” for recycling

FLEXIBLE packaging provider Parkside is supporting food company Quorn with the production of a new resealable pack for its meat-free products. Parkside has developed a...
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Coca-Cola to change multi-packs

COCA-COLA are to remove plastic packaging from their multi-packs in a move which they say will remove 4,000 tonnes of single-use plastic per year in Europe

North Lanarkshire Council looks to lower single-use plastics usage

NORTH Lanarkshire Council has announced plans to reduce the amount of single use plastic used within its catering services

Adidas launches football kit made from recycled plastic waste

ADIDAS has launched a new football kit made from recycled plastic waste collected from beaches and coastal communities. Ipswich Town Football Club, who are managed...

Plastics sector gears up for 2019 awards

ENTRIES are being sought for the 2019 Plastics Industry Awards, with winners of all 15 categories set to be announced at a ceremony in...

‘Ground-breaking formula’ said to enhance biodegradability of plastic packs

LIFESTYLE Packaging has announced the introduction of BioPAC to the UK market. Described as a 'ground-breaking formula' that will degrade plastic packaging in 10 years,...