Macpac completes £1.5m investment with installation of new thermoformer

MACPAC has completed the second phase of a £1.5 million investment in its 50th anniversary year with the installation of a high-speed Illig RDKP...
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Plastics Industry Award winners revealed

THE winners of the 2019 Plastics Industry Awards have been announced. Actor Shaun Williamson revealed the 16 winners at a ceremony in London, with Rosti Automotive...

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...

Plastic fantastic as industry celebrates “outstanding year of innovation”

SELF-ADJUSTING glasses, a pocketable sharps holder for diabetics and an intelligent hand dryer were among the winning entries at the 2016 Plastics Industry Awards (PIAs). Over 650 industry professionals...

New document highlights ‘vital’ role of plastics in a net zero future

THE British Plastics Federation (BPF) has published a new document which examines the 'vital' role plastic can play in the move towards lowering carbon...
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A circular approach to filmic packaging

Promoting a circular economy in flexible film packaging is essential and is leading the development of new products across a wide variety of market sectors, explains Julie Eller, sales director at RPC bpi protec

UKRI launches £16m funding competition for large scale packaging projects

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced the opening of a new £16 million funding competition for large-scale plastic packaging projects. The demonstrator projects rounds...
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Green groups call on Scottish Parliament for ‘radical’ single-use plastic changes

ENVIRONMENTALIST campaigners have called on the Scottish Parliament to ban the use of polystyrene cups and introduce a ‘latte levy’ in a five-point plan submitted on August 30

BPF claims UK is ‘over-reliant’ on exporting materials for recycling

THE British Plastics Federation (BPF) Recycling Group has issued a response to Sky's investigation into recycled content that has been shipped to China, claiming...

Report claims plastic produces fewer emissions than alternatives

A new report has claimed that plastic produces fewer carbon emissions than its alternatives, so long as it is recycled correctly. Titled Examining Material Evidence the...