Compostable polymers challenge plastics debate

What are we doing about plastic wrapped consumer goods? With the use of polypropylene films under attack, sales and marketing director Tony McDonald of...

Systems provider joins in the fight against plastic pollution

AUTOMATED Packaging Systems has announced it will 'do its bit' for the environment by pledging to reduce plastic pollution. The business has signed up to...

Deposit return system for drinks containers announced for England

THE UK Government has announced plans for a deposit return system in a bid to crack down on plastic pollution and increase recycling rates...

Stakeholders discuss the way forward in tackling marine litter issues

THE British Plastics Federation (BPF) has hosted a follow-up seminar to its marine litter event that took place earlier this year. Brands, retailers, politicians...

Plastic packaging ban ‘could result in more food waste’

A ban on plastics packaging could result in more - not less - food waste. That's the view of Michelle Carvell, COO at Lorax Compliance. She...

“Outstandingly high” calibre of entries for inaugural Plastics Recycling Awards Europe

THE finalists have been announced for the inaugural Plastics Recycling Awards Europe. Winners will be revealed on the second day of The Plastics Recycling Show...

BBC to end single-use plastic by 2020

THE BBC has announced plans to remove single-use plastics from its operations by 2020. The move follows the outcry over Blue Planet II's highlighting of...

Flexible tube is ‘Crowning’ achievement for M&H Plastics

M&H Plastics has rolled out a new flexible tube to package and apply matchpot samples for Crown Paints. The new tube has a built-in applicator...

Marine litter event to lead to “coordinated plan” to tackle plastic waste

THE British Plastics Federation (BPF) has held a marine litter event in London, featuring a range of key stakeholders, with the aim of working...

Are biodegradable plastics better for the environment?

Plastics are indispensable in many areas of our modern lives, yet questions over the material’s sustainability are rarely out of the headlines these days....