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Plastic budgets: Climate Change Act model could solve UK plastics crisis, MPs claim - edie.net
Plastic budgets: Climate Change Act model could solve UK plastics crisis, MPs claim  edie.net

Ahead of the Government's Resources and Waste Strategy (RWS) consultations, MPs are calling for the "urgent" introduction plastic waste legislation which ...


Plea for Aberdeenshire council to consider cutting out plastics - Aberdeen Evening Express
Plea for Aberdeenshire council to consider cutting out plastics  Aberdeen Evening Express

Councillors have been asked to commit their local authority to looking into plastic-free alternatives. Surfers Against Sewage has requested Aberdeenshire ...


UK Plastics Packaging Plan urgently needed - report - Government Europa
UK Plastics Packaging Plan urgently needed - report  Government Europa

A new report from a UK think tank has called for “bold national” action from businesses and the government to combat the problem of plastic waste.


Plastics found in the guts of UK's seals, dolphins and whales - Sky News
Plastics found in the guts of UK's seals, dolphins and whales  Sky News

The vast majority of the particles - 84% - originated from clothes, fishing nets, and toothbrushes, with the rest from packaging.


Plastics machinery shipments finished strong in 2018 - British Plastics and Rubber
Plastics machinery shipments finished strong in 2018  British Plastics and Rubber

The primary plastics machinery in North America increased in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to statistics from the Plastics Industry Associations Committee ...


Michael Gove steps up push against plastics pollution - Financial Times
Michael Gove steps up push against plastics pollution  Financial Times

Michael Gove, UK environment secretary, has stepped up efforts to curb plastics pollution, laying out government plans to tax producers, standardise recycling ...


The UK can take the lead on hard-to-recycle plastics - Materials Recycling World
The UK can take the lead on hard-to-recycle plastics  Materials Recycling World

The deployment of innovative chemical recycling technologies – which can reprocess waste plastics into high-value, sustainable feedstocks for the production of ...


Recyclers say export market 'must stay open to plastics' - Materials Recycling World
Recyclers say export market 'must stay open to plastics'  Materials Recycling World

The Recycling Association (RA) has hit out at another bid to halt the export of recyclable plastics and again warned that the step would damage the industry.


California proposes phaseout of single-use plastics by 2030 - Yahoo Finance UK
California proposes phaseout of single-use plastics by 2030  Yahoo Finance UK

California lawmakers introduced legislation this week to phase out single-use plastic food containers and other packaging that can't demonstrate it's recyclable ...


Imperial researchers tackle challenges of plastic waste in the UK | Imperial News - Imperial College London
Imperial researchers tackle challenges of plastic waste in the UK | Imperial News  Imperial College London

A GREENER FUTURE - A cross-faculty team of Imperial experts will be working with industrial partners on an EPSRC-funded programme on preventing plastic ...


GW Plastics expands recently acquired Avenue Mould Solutions in Sligo - British Plastics and Rubber
GW Plastics expands recently acquired Avenue Mould Solutions in Sligo  British Plastics and Rubber

GW Plastics established its first European location with the purchase of Avenue Mould Solutions in 2017 and is growing its operation in response to increased ...


UK and Vanuatu join forces to tackle marine litter - British Plastics and Rubber
UK and Vanuatu join forces to tackle marine litter  British Plastics and Rubber

UK scientists have joined forces with their Pacific counterparts to help turn the tide on marine litter.


RPC M&H Plastics develops 'spiral effect' technique - British Plastics and Rubber
RPC M&H Plastics develops 'spiral effect' technique  British Plastics and Rubber

RPC M&H Plastics has developed a technique that allows a brand to add a series of ridges inside a bottle which creates a straight line or spiral effect inside the ...


EEF rebrands as Make UK to reflect manufacturing sector changes - British Plastics and Rubber
EEF rebrands as Make UK to reflect manufacturing sector changes  British Plastics and Rubber

The association has unveiled its re-brand in a move it says reflects "the change and evolution of the sector."


Bid to cut down use of plastics in Crawley - Crawley Observer
Bid to cut down use of plastics in Crawley  Crawley Observer

Supermarkets in Crawley could be asked to introduce plastic-free aisles and cut down on the amount of plastic packaging they use.


EU offers lucrative tax breaks to firm of billionaire Brexiter - The Guardian
EU offers lucrative tax breaks to firm of billionaire Brexiter  The Guardian

The company controlled by the prominent Brexit backer Jim Ratcliffe, Britain's richest man, has received pledges of tax breaks from EU governments potentially ...


At least 70 die in Bangladesh plastics warehouse fire - Sky News
At least 70 die in Bangladesh plastics warehouse fire  Sky News

It is reported that the building was full of highly flammable material that was being stored there.


Adopting 'Norwegian Proposal' would benefit European plastics recyclers, says Axion - British Plastics and Rubber
Adopting 'Norwegian Proposal' would benefit European plastics recyclers, says Axion  British Plastics and Rubber

UK plastics recycler Axion Polymers has claimed that adopting Norway's proposal to amend a global agreement on rules for exporting mixed plastic waste would ...


China's Hainan to ban single-use plastics by 2025: state media - Reuters
China's Hainan to ban single-use plastics by 2025: state media  Reuters

The Chinese island province of Hainan will ban the production, sale and use of all single-use non-biodegradable plastics by 2025 in a bid to ease pollution, ...


Are your recycling habits really helping the planet? - Varsity Online
Are your recycling habits really helping the planet?  Varsity Online

Plastic is quickly becoming the new public enemy number one. We are becoming increasingly aware of its impact on the environment, particularly on marine ...


MP's call for ban on exporting plastic waste - British Plastics and Rubber
MP's call for ban on exporting plastic waste  British Plastics and Rubber

The move has come after a number of Asian countries, including China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, have limited and banned incoming plastic waste.


Plastics company Berry given deadline in £3.3bn RPC takeover battle - Financial Times
Plastics company Berry given deadline in £3.3bn RPC takeover battle  Financial Times

The US company Berry Global Group, which has threatened to gatecrash a proposed £3.3bn takeover of European plastic packaging maker RPC, has been ...


Hovis launches UK-wide bread bag recycling initiative in partnership with recycling pioneer TerraCycle - British Plastics and Rubber
Hovis launches UK-wide bread bag recycling initiative in partnership with recycling pioneer TerraCycle  British Plastics and Rubber

The Hovis scheme, called the Bread Bag Recycling Programme, aims to create a UK-wide network of public access bread bag recycling points.


Quinn releases fully detectable black PET food trays - British Plastics and Rubber
Quinn releases fully detectable black PET food trays  British Plastics and Rubber

The new Detecta by Quinn range of black PET trays address long standing recyclability issues, and could provide the first possibility of a circular economy for ...


Biffa plans for £15m plastics recycling plant approved - Resource Magazine
Biffa plans for £15m plastics recycling plant approved  Resource Magazine

Waste management company Biffa has received planning approval from Durham County Council to build a new £15-million plastic recycling facility near the ...


Plastic pollution: One town smothered by 17,000 tonnes of rubbish - BBC News
Plastic pollution: One town smothered by 17,000 tonnes of rubbish  BBC News

Malaysia has become one of the world's biggest plastic importers, taking in rubbish the rest of the world doesn't want. But one small town is paying the price for ...


Universal Robots announces 2019 UK Cobot Automation Tour - British Plastics and Rubber
Universal Robots announces 2019 UK Cobot Automation Tour  British Plastics and Rubber

Universal Robots, the worldwide leading provider of collaborative robots (cobots), has announced it will be taking its cobots on the road during its Cobot ...


ENGEL UK welcomes new Project Manager - British Plastics and Rubber
ENGEL UK welcomes new Project Manager  British Plastics and Rubber

Krzysztof Bruski aims to inject medical experience into ENGEL UK.


Experts warn of growing health risk from plastic - Express
Experts warn of growing health risk from plastic  Express

PLASTIC poses a health risk to humans 'at every stage of its lifecycle,' a shocking international report warned yesterday. It linked plastic to diseases such as ...


Masterbatch the star performer of the world plastics industry, finds AMI study - British Plastics and Rubber
Masterbatch the star performer of the world plastics industry, finds AMI study  British Plastics and Rubber

The global masterbatch industry continues to outperform both GDP and polymer demand growth with all regions of the world and all product types benefitting ...


'Plastics campaign by retailers is paying dividends in consumer trust' - Ethical Corporation Magazine
'Plastics campaign by retailers is paying dividends in consumer trust'  Ethical Corporation Magazine

The Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) monitors the media for business ethics-related news throughout the year. The resulting briefing, entitled Ethical Concerns ...


UK plastics challenge could crumple - Breakingviews
UK plastics challenge could crumple  Breakingviews

Berry Global may trump former owner Apollo's 3.3 billion pound offer for British packaging firm RPC. But a bid would stretch the U.S. group's balance sheet while ...


This 50-year-old Thunderbirds toy shows just how destructive plastics can be - Metro.co.uk
This 50-year-old Thunderbirds toy shows just how destructive plastics can be  Metro.co.uk

Britain's sea plastic epidemic took a bizarre twist today after a fifty-year-old Thunderbirds toy and a fake hippo head washed up on neighbouring beaches.


Biffa Gets The Green Light For £15m Durham Plastics Recycling Plant - CIWM Journal Online
Biffa Gets The Green Light For £15m Durham Plastics Recycling Plant  CIWM Journal Online

Biffa has announced it has received planning approval from Durham County Council for a £15m plastics recycling plant near Seaham.


Princess Eugenie’s wedding vow REVEALED: Royal's thoughtful pledge to 'inspire' change - Express
Princess Eugenie’s wedding vow REVEALED: Royal's thoughtful pledge to 'inspire' change  Express

FOUR months after Princess Eugenie wed Jack Brooksbank, the Princess has revealed a secret vow she made in the lead-up to her wedding day.


British Plastics Federation calls on government to avoid a no-deal Brexit - British Plastics and Rubber
British Plastics Federation calls on government to avoid a no-deal Brexit  British Plastics and Rubber

The British plastics industry has delivered a clear message to UK political leaders and Theresa May in particular, saying they do not want a no-deal Brexit.


Interface Polymers secures major Innovate UK grant - British Plastics and Rubber
Interface Polymers secures major Innovate UK grant  British Plastics and Rubber

Interface Polymers has been awarded a £638K Innovate UK 'Plastics Innovation: towards zero waste' industrial research grant to reduce mixed plastic waste by ...


Milacron Holdings reports full year and fourth quarter 2018 results - British Plastics and Rubber
Milacron Holdings reports full year and fourth quarter 2018 results  British Plastics and Rubber

Milacron has released its full year and fourth quarter results for 2018, showing it finished the year with a strong cash flow, concluding its multi-year initiative.


ENGEL UK announces first-ever Irish Tech days - British Plastics and Rubber
ENGEL UK announces first-ever Irish Tech days  British Plastics and Rubber

The event will be hosted by Galway Tool & Mould and highlight a new ENGEL e-mac 100t machine.


Honda to close Swindon car plant in 2021 - British Plastics and Rubber
Honda to close Swindon car plant in 2021  British Plastics and Rubber

Honda has announced it is to close its Swindon car plant in 2021, leading to the loss of around 3,500 jobs, and threatening many more throughout the supply ...


Scottish packaging firm Macfarlane Group makes Brexit plan - BBC News
Scottish packaging firm Macfarlane Group makes Brexit plan  BBC News

The boss of the UK's biggest protective packaging distributor has a "high degree of confidence" it could still serve customers after a no-deal Brexit.


20 Bristol landmarks which are actually rubbish according to TripAdvisor tourists - Bristol Post
20 Bristol landmarks which are actually rubbish according to TripAdvisor tourists  Bristol Post

We've taken real quotes from TripAdvisor of some rather underwhelmed visitors.


Seal pup colonies at risk from toxic 'nurdles' used to make plastics - Metro.co.uk
Seal pup colonies at risk from toxic 'nurdles' used to make plastics  Metro.co.uk

Hundreds of the harmful microplastics that can transfer chemicals to animals that eat them have been found on beaches near to seal breeding grounds.


Island of garbage: the all-female voyage to battle Earth's plastic crisis - The Guardian
Island of garbage: the all-female voyage to battle Earth's plastic crisis  The Guardian

Ubiquitous plastic waste may pose serious risks to our health. A crew of scientists and activists is conducting a hands-on investigation.


Newlywed royal Eugenie tells of her fight to keep the oceans clean - Daily Mail
Newlywed royal Eugenie tells of her fight to keep the oceans clean  Daily Mail

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank were married in October and made their ceremony eco-friendly by banning bottled water, cocktail straws and providing ...


Sabic declares force majeure on polyethylene supplies from Wilton S18 plant - British Plastics and Rubber
Sabic declares force majeure on polyethylene supplies from Wilton S18 plant  British Plastics and Rubber

Sabic sent a letter to customers on Monday 11th February notifying them of the situation.


Samsung launches major drive to reduce plastics - Retail Gazette
Samsung launches major drive to reduce plastics  Retail Gazette

Samsung has become the latest retailer to pledge to reduce plastic packaging laying out plans to substitute more sustainable alternatives this year.


Emma Howard Boyd speech to Climate Action Society - GOV.UK
Emma Howard Boyd speech to Climate Action Society  GOV.UK

Good evening. -. “I want you to panic.” This simple message came from 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. It caught the world's attention. It ignited ...


Mark Drakeford's cabinet holds meeting in north Wales - BBC News
Mark Drakeford's cabinet holds meeting in north Wales  BBC News

The Welsh Government's cabinet has met in north Wales for only the second time since devolution in 1999. Ministers have also met Horizon - the company ...


Why ocean plastics stop mussels from clinging on to rocks - iNews
Why ocean plastics stop mussels from clinging on to rocks  iNews

Miniscule ocean plastics are reducing the ability of mussels to cling to rocks, a new study finds. Researchers have found that after mussels exposed to ...


PolyGlobal aims for acquisitions and new factory - Yorkshire Post
PolyGlobal aims for acquisitions and new factory  Yorkshire Post

An engineering plastics manufacturer is looking to acquire more businesses to sit under its brand as well as new factory space. Wakefield-based PolyGlobal ...


Timebomb ticking in river - Wetherby News
Timebomb ticking in river  Wetherby News

Self taught *fresh* water ecologist Mark Barrow, who spends his spare time filming fish in the River Wharfe at Wetherby, warns the problem is a sinister ticking ...


Festival backs sustainability initiatives to minimise environmental impact - Wales247
Festival backs sustainability initiatives to minimise environmental impact  Wales247

With so many awesome festivals on offer, it can be almost impossible to choose the best ones for you. Thankfully, the eco-friendly and conscious ones are ...


Otley joins the Refill revolution - Stray FM
Otley joins the Refill revolution  Stray FM

The town wants to reduce its reliance on single-use plastics.


Chemical process transforms plastic waste to fuel - The Engineer
Chemical process transforms plastic waste to fuel  The Engineer

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new chemical process to convert polypropylene and other polyolefin waste plastic into fuel and other new ...


Report clear on virtues of recycled PET - Plastics in Packaging
Report clear on virtues of recycled PET  Plastics in Packaging

A report commissioned by UK-based Staeger has identified four bio-based and/or biodegradable plastics as potential replacements for PET for use in clear ...


Foams Sourced Recycled Plastics Market Analysis: Forecasting (2018-2025), Market Demand, Top companies, Current Industry Ratio - Rochester Leader
Foams Sourced Recycled Plastics Market Analysis: Forecasting (2018-2025), Market Demand, Top companies, Current Industry Ratio  Rochester Leader

Foams Sourced Recycled Plastics Market report provides emerging opportunities in the market and the future impact of major drivers and challenges and, ...


Fluted Plastic Board Market Analysis, Growth Rate, Overview, Market Segmentation and Forecast by 2023 - Markets Pioneer
Fluted Plastic Board Market Analysis, Growth Rate, Overview, Market Segmentation and Forecast by 2023  Markets Pioneer

The Fluted Plastic Board market report recently incorporated in the massive research report database of Pioneer Reports which provides detailed analytical view ...


Plastic fixation making us overlook other planet problems? - Deccan Chronicle
Plastic fixation making us overlook other planet problems?  Deccan Chronicle

Here's how our obsession with plastic pollution is distracting our attention from bigger environmental challenges.


New investment for businesses to tackle ocean plastics crisis - GOV.UK
New investment for businesses to tackle ocean plastics crisis  GOV.UK

Up to £6 million in simultaneous grant and private investment is on offer to UK businesses with innovative solutions to reduce pollution in the world's oceans.


Global Waterproof Cardboard Market – Segmented by Application, Technology, Type, and Geography – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 – 2023) - Markets Pioneer
Global Waterproof Cardboard Market – Segmented by Application, Technology, Type, and Geography – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 – 2023)  Markets Pioneer

Global Waterproof Cardboard market report covers the overview, summary, market dynamics, competitive analysis, and leading player's various strategies to ...


Compostable cups and canned water at Brighton Half Marathon this year - Brighton & Hove Independent
Compostable cups and canned water at Brighton Half Marathon this year  Brighton & Hove Independent

Organisers of Brighton Half Marathon announced only compostable paper cups will be used at its water stations in a bid to reduce plastic at the event.


Healthcare Antimicrobial Plastics Market 2025 Players, Regions, Market Share, Gross Margin, Supply and Consumption Demand Analysis - Thе Prеss Rеvіеwеr
Healthcare Antimicrobial Plastics Market 2025 Players, Regions, Market Share, Gross Margin, Supply and Consumption Demand Analysis  Thе Prеss Rеvіеwеr

The Healthcare Antimicrobial Plastics Market report covers all the minute details related to the industry like technological developments, growth opportunities, ...


Confectionery and Bakery Packaging Market: Global Key Players, Trends, Share, Industry Size, Growth, Opportunities, Forecast To 2023 - Investor Opinion
Confectionery and Bakery Packaging Market: Global Key Players, Trends, Share, Industry Size, Growth, Opportunities, Forecast To 2023  Investor Opinion

WiseGuyReports.com adds “Confectionery and Bakery Packaging Market 2018 Global Analysis, Growth, Trends and Opportunities Research Report Forecasting ...


Antimicrobial plastics firm invests in larger HQ as part of expansion - Medical Plastics News
Antimicrobial plastics firm invests in larger HQ as part of expansion  Medical Plastics News

Antimicrobial solutions provider BioCote has invested over £600,000 in larger headquarters, a new laboratory and has recruited more staff. The move is ...


The story of how we destroyed our world with plastic – and how to fix it - Metro.co.uk
The story of how we destroyed our world with plastic – and how to fix it  Metro.co.uk

There are five trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans. A plastic bag was found 36000 feet below the surface, at the ocean's deepest point, the Mariana Trench.


Global Shrink Film for Beverage Multipacks Market 2019 – Sigma Plastics, Clondalkin, Polyrafia - Honest Version
Global Shrink Film for Beverage Multipacks Market 2019 – Sigma Plastics, Clondalkin, Polyrafia  Honest Version

This new report by Eon Market Research, titled “Global Shrink Film for Beverage Multipacks Market 2019 Research Report, 2015 – 2025” offers a ...


UK plastics recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption - The Guardian
UK plastics recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption  The Guardian

Exclusive: Watchdog examining claims plastic waste is not being recycled but left to leak into rivers and oceans.


Global Aircraft Plastics Market 2019 – SABIC, Victrex, Drake Plastics, Solvay, BASF, Evonik, Vantage Plane Plastics - Honest Version
Global Aircraft Plastics Market 2019 – SABIC, Victrex, Drake Plastics, Solvay, BASF, Evonik, Vantage Plane Plastics  Honest Version

Fior Markets have published a research report titled Global Aircraft Plastics Market 2019 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2024 in ...


SIG introduces beverage carton industry's first paper straw option - Packaging News
SIG introduces beverage carton industry's first paper straw option  Packaging News

SIG has launched the first paper straw market-ready alternative to plastic straws in the beverage carton industry.


UK to consult on plastic packaging tax, chancellor says - The Guardian
UK to consult on plastic packaging tax, chancellor says  The Guardian

The government is to introduce a new tax on plastic packaging as it seeks to ramp up efforts to tackle the scourge of litter and waste from single-use plastics, ...


Global Bio-based Plastics Market Opportunity Analysis, Player Landscape, Growth, Developments & Forecast 2018-2023 - Markets Pioneer
Global Bio-based Plastics Market Opportunity Analysis, Player Landscape, Growth, Developments & Forecast 2018-2023  Markets Pioneer

Global Bio-based Plastics Market report covers the overview, summary, Market dynamics, competitive analysis, and leading player's various strategies to ...


Single-use plastics: Budget 2018 brief - GOV.UK
Single-use plastics: Budget 2018 brief  GOV.UK

Budget 2018 announced that the government will introduce a world-leading new tax on produced or imported plastic packaging. Subject to consultation, this will ...


Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics Pipe Market: 2018 Worldwide Opportunities, market Share, Key Players and Competitive Landscape Prediction To 2023 - Markets Pioneer
Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics Pipe Market: 2018 Worldwide Opportunities, market Share, Key Players and Competitive Landscape Prediction To 2023  Markets Pioneer

The research report published on Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics Pipe Market – Growth Drivers, Challenges Ahead, Industry Insights, Supply, Revenue Analysis ...


Global Automotive Plastic Extruded Parts Market 2019 – Dayco Products (USA), Doga (Spain), Nanbu Plastics (Japan) - Honest Version
Global Automotive Plastic Extruded Parts Market 2019 – Dayco Products (USA), Doga (Spain), Nanbu Plastics (Japan)  Honest Version

The named Global Automotive Plastic Extruded Parts Market 2019 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2024 from Fior Markets is ...


Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament - BBC News
Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament  BBC News

The European Parliament has voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastics across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans. MEPs backed ...


Global Specialty Polystyrene Resin Market 2019 – Synthos, BASF, Versalis, Sekisui Plastics, Sunpor Kunststoff, Eastman Chemical - Honest Version
Global Specialty Polystyrene Resin Market 2019 – Synthos, BASF, Versalis, Sekisui Plastics, Sunpor Kunststoff, Eastman Chemical  Honest Version

Global Specialty Polystyrene Resin Market 2019 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2024 analyze current as well as future aspects of ...


Global Film Sourced Recycled Plastics Market Is Likely to Witness Tremendous Growth by 2025: Key Players are Veolia (France), Suez (France), KW Plastics (US), Jayplas (UK), B. Schoenberg and Co. (US), B and B Plastics (US), Green Line Polymers (US) - openPR
Global Film Sourced Recycled Plastics Market Is Likely to Witness Tremendous Growth by 2025: Key Players are Veolia (France), Suez (France), KW Plastics (US), Jayplas (UK), B. Schoenberg and Co. (US), B and B Plastics (US), Green Line Polymers (US)  openPR

Up Market Research offers a latest published report on “Global Film Sourced Recycled Plastics Market Research Report 2019” delivering key insights and ...


Why the government should ban "problem plastics" - Greenpeace UK
Why the government should ban "problem plastics"  Greenpeace UK

What do black plastic trays, styrofoam takeaway boxes and PVC clingfilm have in common? They're all “problem plastics” – non-recyclable, too expensive to ...


Food scraps could be turned into environmentally friendly plastic packaging - GOV.UK
Food scraps could be turned into environmentally friendly plastic packaging  GOV.UK

UK to lead the world in development of sustainable packaging thanks to new government funding.


High Temperature Plastics Market: By Current Industry Status,Growth Opportunities, Top Key Players, Target Audience And Forecast To 2023 - The West Tribune
High Temperature Plastics Market: By Current Industry Status,Growth Opportunities, Top Key Players, Target Audience And Forecast To 2023  The West Tribune

High Temperature Plastics Market Report Provide Analysis of High Temperature Plastics industry on the basis of Current Market trends, Product type, Top ...


Hovis partners up with TerraCycle to unveil bread bag recycling scheme. - Bio-based world news
Hovis partners up with TerraCycle to unveil bread bag recycling scheme.  Bio-based world news

“Bread is a product that is consumed by many families on a daily basis so there is significant scope to alter consumer behaviour and to encourage people to ...


UK Government Announces Plans To Ban Single-Use Plastics - Plant Based News
UK Government Announces Plans To Ban Single-Use Plastics  Plant Based News

The UK Government has announced plans to ban single-use plastics including straws, cotton-buds, and stirrers. The proposals are subject to a consultation ...


A load of rubbish? UK plastics recycling industry under fire - www.businessgreen.com
A load of rubbish? UK plastics recycling industry under fire  www.businessgreen.com

The UK recycling system is in a mess. A system of collection, processing, and recycling, paid for in part by retailers and manufacturers and in part by taxpayers, ...


UK Circular Plastics Network to share best practice on plastics sustainability - Resource Magazine
UK Circular Plastics Network to share best practice on plastics sustainability  Resource Magazine

A UK Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN) has been set up by the Knowledge Transfer Network to bring together the diverse users of plastic products and realise ...


UK Plastics Pact launches Roadmap to 2025 targets - Resource Magazine
UK Plastics Pact launches Roadmap to 2025 targets  Resource Magazine

The UK Plastics Pact has published its Roadmap to 2025, a document setting out how Pact members can achieve its ambitious targets to reduce plastic ...


Why Co-op hasn't signed up to the UK Plastics Pact EXCLUSIVE - edie.net
Why Co-op hasn't signed up to the UK Plastics Pact EXCLUSIVE  edie.net

EXCLUSIVE: The Co-op is one of the two major supermarkets yet to commit to WRAP's collaborative agreement to tackle single-use plastics, but the company's ...


UK recycling faces 'mixed plastics' challenge - FoodManufacture.co.uk
UK recycling faces 'mixed plastics' challenge  FoodManufacture.co.uk

Food and drink manufacturers are being encouraged to optimise their polyethylene terephthalate (PET) streams and eliminate their use of 'mixed plastics' to ...


UK to introduce plastics tax for packaging by April 2022 - Financial Times
UK to introduce plastics tax for packaging by April 2022  Financial Times

The UK plans to introduce a plastics tax on all packaging that does not include at least 30 per cent recycled material, a move welcomed by the industry as a ...


Total ban on plastics 'could damage environment' - BBC News
Total ban on plastics 'could damage environment'  BBC News

Banning plastic in a bid to cut pollution and tackle climate change could cause environmental damage, a team of academics have claimed. Green campaigners ...


Disruptive plastics firm Polymateria backed by £1m Innovate UK funding - edie.net
Disruptive plastics firm Polymateria backed by £1m Innovate UK funding  edie.net

BT's former chief sustainability officer Niall Dunne's vision to create the "Tesla of plastics" has moved a step closer to reality, after securing more than 1m in ...


The impact of Brexit on the UK plastics industry - Manufacturer.com
The impact of Brexit on the UK plastics industry  Manufacturer.com

The UK plastics industry holds a strong position in the global market, consistently evolving with technology and innovation. However, Brexit is a huge challenge ...


Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market - BBC News
Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market  BBC News

The plastics recycling industry faces an investigation amid reports firms are illegally profiting from the market and in some cases polluting rivers.


Plastics Pact Roadmap unveiled as campaigners condemn high-street plastic action - edie.net
Plastics Pact Roadmap unveiled as campaigners condemn high-street plastic action  edie.net

A roadmap to help UK businesses tackle the global plastic waste problem has been published, on the same day that research has claimed that British ...


Schools challenged to go single-use plastic free by 2022 - GOV.UK
Schools challenged to go single-use plastic free by 2022  GOV.UK

Schools are being urged to stop using single-use plastic items and consider environmentally-friendly alternatives.


Medical Plastics Market 2019 Insights and Forecast – BASF, Lubrizol Corporation, Ensinger, Celanese Corporation, Trinseo - Bitcoin Journal
Medical Plastics Market 2019 Insights and Forecast – BASF, Lubrizol Corporation, Ensinger, Celanese Corporation, Trinseo  Bitcoin Journal

Latest Industry Research Report On “Global Medical Plastics Market Insights, Forecast To 2025” in-depth analysis of the market state and also the competitive ...


Injection Molded Plastics Market is estimated to reach $162.1 billion by 2020 - Honest Version
Injection Molded Plastics Market is estimated to reach $162.1 billion by 2020  Honest Version

Increasing demand of injection molded plastics in several end use industries such as automotive, packaging, electronics & consumer goods, building ...


Plastics from UK homes found in Malaysia's illegal dumps - The Ecologist
Plastics from UK homes found in Malaysia's illegal dumps  The Ecologist

Packaging of brands familiar from UK supermarkets found strewn across multiple sites thousands of miles away.


Tax 'virgin packaging' to tackle plastics crisis, says report - The Guardian
Tax 'virgin packaging' to tackle plastics crisis, says report  The Guardian

UK government called on to impose fee on new plastic packaging and offer rebate for recycled products.


European Parliament votes to ban single-use plastics in bid to tackle pollution - The Independent
European Parliament votes to ban single-use plastics in bid to tackle pollution  The Independent

The European Parliament has voted for an extensive ban on single-use plastics to stop pollution entering the world's oceans. Products including plastic plates, ...