Dumfries facility helps find new uses for recycled vending cups

PLASTIC vending cup producer RPC Tedeco-Gizeh is launching a new service to help customers recycle used cups into valuable second life products. The firm is...

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...

Plastic straws to be removed from Sainsbury’s own brand juice cartons

SAINSBURY'S is to remove plastic straws from its own brand range of lunchbox juice cartons in place of paper straws. The supermarket said that the...

Export market sees ‘surge’ in demand for plastic pallets

GOPLASTICPALLETS.COM has reported a 'surge' in plastic pallet sales for exports since September, with sales up 20% compared with the same period last year. MD...

BPF announces major branding change

THE British Plastics Federation (BPF) has unveiled a new logo alongside a refreshed website. The organisation said the new logo reflects the BPF’s focus on...

Lego to trial bricks made from recycled plastic bottles

LEGO has unveiled its first brick made from recycled plastic as part of its aim to make its products from sustainable materials. The new prototype,...

Data specialist highlights ‘widespread lack of understanding’ of plastic packaging tax

PACKAGING data services provider Ecoveritas has claimed that a 'widespread' lack of understanding and accurate data is why less than 5% of HMRC's estimated...

‘Anti-plastic rhetoric’ poses ‘substantive threat’ to sector

LDPE recycler Chase Plastics has warned of the 'substantive threat' that 'widespread anti-plastic rhetoric' poses to the UK plastic packaging industry. The firm said the...

Recyclability certification boosts packaging transparency

BERRY has announced that in order meet the need for reliable claims about recyclability and recycled content in packaging, the Berry Superfos facility in...

Full conference programme announced for upcoming PRSE event

ORGANISERS of next month's Plastics Recycling Show Europe have published the full conference programme for the two-day exhibition. The event, at RAI Amsterdam, will include...