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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 ...


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.


Pladis commits to 2025 UK plastics pact | Food Industry News | just-food - just-food.com
Pladis commits to 2025 UK plastics pact | Food Industry News | just-food  just-food.com

Pladis, the international snacks arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding, commits to make packaging recyclable. related to Snacks, Sustainability & the environment, ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


pladis UK & Ireland announces to make all its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 - British Plastics and Rubber
pladis UK & Ireland announces to make all its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025  British Plastics and Rubber

pladis UK & Ireland, the snacking company behind McVitie's, Jacob's and go ahead! brands, has announced measures to reduce its environmental impact ...


UK incentivizes businesses to turn food waste into plastics - Plastics Today
UK incentivizes businesses to turn food waste into plastics  Plastics Today

Up to £60 million ($74 million) of new funding has been released to develop sustainable packaging, including by transforming “food scraps into environmentally ...


Accelerating the performance of plastic waste recycling - Environment Analyst
Accelerating the performance of plastic waste recycling  Environment Analyst

China's ban on waste imports, coupled with concerns about Brexit negotiations and the public's growing awareness about plastics and the environment, will ...


China: An overview of opportunities for UK plastics companies - British Plastics and Rubber
China: An overview of opportunities for UK plastics companies  British Plastics and Rubber

Justyna Elliott of the BPF writes exclusively for BP&R on the opportunities China holds ahead of new DIT grants being announced at the end of November.


OCS vows to cut single-use plastics across UK operations - FM World
OCS vows to cut single-use plastics across UK operations  FM World

Facilities management firm OCS UK has announced a plan to reduce single-use plastics across its business.


OCS commits to reducing single-use plastics across UK operations - FMJ
OCS commits to reducing single-use plastics across UK operations  FMJ

OCS UK has launched its commitment to reducing its single-use plastic footprint. With the launch of a new statement of intent and plan of action, OCS says it is ...


Plastics in construction – Impacts, issues and alternatives - Planning & Building Control Today
Plastics in construction – Impacts, issues and alternatives  Planning & Building Control Today

The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products' (ASBP) third annual conference and exhibition will explore 'Plastics in Construction – Issues, Impacts and ...


UK government announces £60m in funding for sustainable packaging - The Chemical Engineer
UK government announces £60m in funding for sustainable packaging  The Chemical Engineer

THE UK government has announced the launch of a £60m (US$76m) innovation fund to accelerate the development of sustainable plastic packaging. Over the ...


Falklands' waters micro-plastics pollution comparable to areas of UK - MercoPress
Falklands' waters micro-plastics pollution comparable to areas of UK  MercoPress

The first study to investigate micro-plastics around Ascension Island and the Falkland Islands – two of the most remote locations in the South Atlantic Ocean ...


Leicester plastics firm fined over worker's death - BBC News
Leicester plastics firm fined over worker's death  BBC News

Tarsem Singh died of a heart attack a day after being hit by machinery in 2016, a court hears.


The plastics campaigner that changed the way we think about our oceans - The Telegraph
The plastics campaigner that changed the way we think about our oceans  The Telegraph

Film producer and plastic pollution campaigner Jo Ruxton is sipping a cappuccino served by her on-board butler. “This is not my usual kind of trip,” admits ...


New statistics show plastics machinery shipments up 4.1 per cent in North America - British Plastics and Rubber
New statistics show plastics machinery shipments up 4.1 per cent in North America  British Plastics and Rubber

The plastics machinery shipments in North America continued to increase in the third quarter of 2018.


Single-use plastics: UK government should tax 'virgin packaging', report recommends - UK Investor Magazine
Single-use plastics: UK government should tax 'virgin packaging', report recommends  UK Investor Magazine

The UK government should introduce a tax on 'virgin packaging' to further kickstart recycling efforts against the use of single-use plastics, a new report has ...


Turkey to launch groundbreaking restrictions on plastic bags in fight against pollution - The Independent
Turkey to launch groundbreaking restrictions on plastic bags in fight against pollution  The Independent

Turkey is trying to break its addiction to plastics, implementing a law next year that will do away with free plastic bags at grocery stores. And a top Turkish ...


Aldi introduces 100% recyclable pizza discs - Packaging News
Aldi introduces 100% recyclable pizza discs  Packaging News

Aldi has introduced what it says is fully recyclable pizza discs across its entire range in a bid to reduce plastic waste.


Are prices set to increase due to taxation? - British Plastics and Rubber
Are prices set to increase due to taxation?  British Plastics and Rubber

Post-budget, but pre-Brexit, our resident materials expert, Mike Boswell, looks at what the latest political updates have in store for polymer pricing.


Summit Systems builds temperature control portfolio with TPC acquisition - British Plastics and Rubber
Summit Systems builds temperature control portfolio with TPC acquisition  British Plastics and Rubber

Summit Systems has announced the expansion of its temperature control division with the acquisition of Total Process Cooling (TPC) Ltd.


IPC Mouldings awarded SC21 Silver for a third time - British Plastics and Rubber
IPC Mouldings awarded SC21 Silver for a third time  British Plastics and Rubber

The Northern Ireland injection moulding company has again achieved the Silver Award in the Aerospace Supply Chain Programme SC21.


Valpak: Collaboration is key to achieving plastics targets - Resource Magazine
Valpak: Collaboration is key to achieving plastics targets  Resource Magazine

Compliance scheme Valpak, the data partner for the UK Plastics Pact, has called for collaboration and innovation among signatories to help achieve the Pact's ...


Campaign to cut plastics around the coast gets boost thanks to Environment Agency - GOV.UK
Campaign to cut plastics around the coast gets boost thanks to Environment Agency  GOV.UK

A campaign aimed at reducing waste pollution in our oceans and on beaches has been given a boost of more than £24,000 after the Environment Agency ...


Plastics Capital - Delivering balanced growth - Proactiveinvestors (UK) - Proactive Investors UK
Plastics Capital - Delivering balanced growth - Proactiveinvestors (UK)  Proactive Investors UK

Plastics Capital (LON:PLA) has reported first half (H1) results to September 2018 showing revenue growth of +11.4%, underlying earnings (EBITDA) growth of ...


Composites Evolution develops Hybrid tooling prepregs - British Plastics and Rubber
Composites Evolution develops Hybrid tooling prepregs  British Plastics and Rubber

An innovative hybrid composite tooling system developed by Composites Evolution utilises the benefits of flax fibre reinforcements.


FCO reaches major milestone in plastic elimination campaign - GOV.UK
FCO reaches major milestone in plastic elimination campaign  GOV.UK

The Foreign Office Minister of State Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has announced a 97% drop in single-use plastics being used by Foreign Office staff in the UK.


Australian city commissions road built with plastics and glass - The Construction Index
Australian city commissions road built with plastics and glass  The Construction Index

Contractor Downer and the South Australian city of Onkaparinga teamed up with resource recovery and recycling companies Close the Loop and Red Group for ...


RECOUP believes convenience is key to a successful Deposit Return Scheme in the UK - British Plastics and Rubber
RECOUP believes convenience is key to a successful Deposit Return Scheme in the UK  British Plastics and Rubber

Plastics Recycling Charity, RECOUP, has undertaken consumer insight research to understand a range of considerations for a Deposit Return Scheme in the ...


SABIC signs MoU with UK-based Plastic Energy for recycled feedstocks supply - British Plastics and Rubber
SABIC signs MoU with UK-based Plastic Energy for recycled feedstocks supply  British Plastics and Rubber

SABIC has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK-based Plastic Energy Ltd., a pioneer in chemical plastics recycling, for the supply of ...


DS Smith denies plastics sell-off is a response to environmental concerns as profits jump - Telegraph.co.uk
DS Smith denies plastics sell-off is a response to environmental concerns as profits jump  Telegraph.co.uk

Packaging giant DS Smith has denied plans to sell its plastics division are a response to growing controversy around the material's environmental impact as it ...


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 ...


Moray Council sets target of ridding single-use plastics in effort to protect coastline - Press and Journal
Moray Council sets target of ridding single-use plastics in effort to protect coastline  Press and Journal

Moray Council pledged to reduce the amount of single-use plastic it throws away in order to encourage others to protect the region's coastline. The local ...


Plastics not a problem at Badger Hill Primary Academy in York - The Press, York
Plastics not a problem at Badger Hill Primary Academy in York  The Press, York

THE Lord Mayor of York dropped in on pupils at a York primary school to see the work they've been doing on plastics.


Plastics Industry Association announces death of Bill Carteaux - British Plastics and Rubber
Plastics Industry Association announces death of Bill Carteaux  British Plastics and Rubber

US-based trade organisation, Plastics Industry Association, has announced the death of its President and CEO, Bill Carteaux.


Bioeconomy Strategy aims to make UK world-leader by 2030 - Resource Magazine
Bioeconomy Strategy aims to make UK world-leader by 2030  Resource Magazine

The UK Government has released its Bioeconomy Strategy, which outlines how the UK can build a world-class bioeconomy by 2030 and lead the way in easing ...


Team Sky: Sky to end backing of British powerhouse in 2019 - BBC Sport
Team Sky: Sky to end backing of British powerhouse in 2019  BBC Sport

The future of Team Sky is in doubt after broadcaster Sky announces it will withdraw backing at the end of 2019.


Chop'd to launch 100 per cent recycled PET plastic salad packs - British Plastics and Rubber
Chop'd to launch 100 per cent recycled PET plastic salad packs  British Plastics and Rubber

From January 2019, Chop'd has announced it will launch its salad offering in 100 per cent recycled PET.


Eclipse Magnets expands into plastics industry with new separator range - British Plastics and Rubber
Eclipse Magnets expands into plastics industry with new separator range  British Plastics and Rubber

UK-based Eclipse Magnetics has launched a range of magnetic separators specifically designed and manufactured for the plastic processing industries.


Plymouth to ban single-use plastics by 2020 - Plymouth Live
Plymouth to ban single-use plastics by 2020  Plymouth Live

Councillors have agreed to bring in a a voluntary ban on single-use plastic in the city.


UK marine scientists begin work to deliver marine litter action in South Pacific - GOV.UK
UK marine scientists begin work to deliver marine litter action in South Pacific  GOV.UK

Work on the Commonwealth Litter Programme has commenced in the South Pacific. Cefas scientists are working with local partners to take action on marine ...


Cool, calm, and collected: The benefits of free cooling for the plastics industry - British Plastics and Rubber
Cool, calm, and collected: The benefits of free cooling for the plastics industry  British Plastics and Rubber

The plastics manufacturing industry is well-known for its incredibly high energy demands, and the subsequent industrial cooling challenges it poses for ...


Valpak urges more collaboration on plastics - letsrecycle.com
Valpak urges more collaboration on plastics  letsrecycle.com

Valpak has called for further “innovation and collaboration” in order to meet the targets set out in the voluntary plastics pact agreement.


Walkers collaborates with TerraCycle to launch first UK recycling scheme for crisp packets - British Plastics and Rubber
Walkers collaborates with TerraCycle to launch first UK recycling scheme for crisp packets  British Plastics and Rubber

The companies are launching the first nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets.


Perstorp to sell its Capa business to Ingevity - British Plastics and Rubber
Perstorp to sell its Capa business to Ingevity  British Plastics and Rubber

Perstorp has announced it will sell Capa, its caprolactone business, including the production site in Warrington, to Ingevity for approximately €590 million ...


Styrenics Circular Solutions is now formally established as an independent legal entity and collaboration platform - British Plastics and Rubber
Styrenics Circular Solutions is now formally established as an independent legal entity and collaboration platform  British Plastics and Rubber

Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the joint industry initiative to drive the shift to a more circular economy for styrenics, has announced its incorporation as an ...


Tyres and synthetic clothes 'big cause of microplastic pollution' - The Guardian
Tyres and synthetic clothes 'big cause of microplastic pollution'  The Guardian

Vehicle tyres and synthetic clothing are the two leading contributors to microplastic pollution from UK households, according to a new report from Friends of the ...


Council looks to cut plastics - Daily Echo
Council looks to cut plastics  Daily Echo

A COUNTY council's catering *service* will look to reduce its plastic footprint, civic chiefs have said.


£60m Funding For “Environmentally-Friendly” Plastic AlternativesCIWM Journal Online - CIWM Journal Online
£60m Funding For “Environmentally-Friendly” Plastic AlternativesCIWM Journal Online  CIWM Journal Online

Household food scraps could be transformed into “environmentally-friendly” plastic bags and cups, thanks to up to £60m of new government funding, it has been ...


John Wood Group Expects Revenue And Earnings Increase For 2018 - Morningstar
John Wood Group Expects Revenue And Earnings Increase For 2018  Morningstar

LONDON (Alliance News) - John Wood Group PLC said Wednesday it returned to growth in 2018, with its financial performance expected to be in line with views ...


Nifco celebrates expansion of R&D projects and growing team - British Plastics and Rubber
Nifco celebrates expansion of R&D projects and growing team  British Plastics and Rubber

The Research & Development team at Nifco UK is celebrating five full years in operation, since the department opened in 2014 with just two employees.


Why Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin should be on the new £50 note - British GQ
Why Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin should be on the new £50 note  British GQ

The new £50 note nominations deadline is fast approaching. Here director and chief executive of the Science Museum, Ian Blatchford, explains why it has to ...


Apollo in pole position to buy plastics maker RPC after Bain pulls out of the bidding - Telegraph.co.uk
Apollo in pole position to buy plastics maker RPC after Bain pulls out of the bidding  Telegraph.co.uk

Bain Capital has pulled out of the running to buy RPC Group, leaving its fellow US private equity giant Apollo Management in pole position to acquire the ...


MP calls for clampdown on farm plastics - FarmersWeekly
MP calls for clampdown on farm plastics  FarmersWeekly

A rural MP has called for a wider debate about the need to reduce plastic waste in agriculture – warning that it is a key environmental issue for the.


UK to allocate £60m for sustainable packaging - Packaging News
UK to allocate £60m for sustainable packaging  Packaging News

The government has announced up to £60m in new funding for packaging, including potentially transforming food scraps into plastic bags.


Plastics Capital firing on both cylinders as it looks to change name to Synnovia to better reflect its new unity - Proactive Investors UK
Plastics Capital firing on both cylinders as it looks to change name to Synnovia to better reflect its new unity  Proactive Investors UK

Faisal Rahmatallah, the firm's chairman said: "Order books are healthy and we expect good sales growth to continue for the foreseeable future if economic ...


Council has no plans to ban 'unacceptable' single use plastics - Wimbledon Guardian
Council has no plans to ban 'unacceptable' single use plastics  Wimbledon Guardian

Merton Council was unable to commit to banning single use plastics at its offices this week.


Plastics industry helps designers create easy-to-recycle packaging - Packaging News
Plastics industry helps designers create easy-to-recycle packaging  Packaging News

RECOUP and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) have launched new guidance to help packaging designers create easy-to-recycle plastic packaging.


UK trade moulder invests in new AEC mould heaters - British Plastics and Rubber
UK trade moulder invests in new AEC mould heaters  British Plastics and Rubber

A midlands-based plastics trade moulder has invested in five new AEC ECU mould heaters.


MTC hosts largest edition of Meet the Toolmakers event - British Plastics and Rubber
MTC hosts largest edition of Meet the Toolmakers event  British Plastics and Rubber

Almost 200 people attended, far exceeding numbers from previous years.


Plastic Free Towns — a movement aiming to reduce single-use plastics in the UK - Shareable
Plastic Free Towns — a movement aiming to reduce single-use plastics in the UK  Shareable

Totnes, a town in the south of England where I live, is in the process of receiving the "Plastic Free Town" accreditation from Surfers Against Sewage, a grassroots ...


WasteAid wins funding for plastics recycling project in The Gambia - Resource Magazine
WasteAid wins funding for plastics recycling project in The Gambia  Resource Magazine

Waste management charity WasteAid UK will run a two-year plastic recycling project in The Gambia with government funding from UK Aid Direct.


Company raises over £2000 with sell-out Poppy Appeal badges - The Northern Echo
Company raises over £2000 with sell-out Poppy Appeal badges  The Northern Echo

A COMPANY which produces its own bin badges to support the Royal British Legion's annual Poppy Appeal had its most successful year to date in…


UK on borrowed time to meet carbon targets according to new research - British Plastics and Rubber
UK on borrowed time to meet carbon targets according to new research  British Plastics and Rubber

Research conducted shows the waste and resource sector is projected to save over 200 million tonnes of carbon emissions between the years 2023 – 2032.


Council promises to look at plastic alternatives - Romsey Advertiser
Council promises to look at plastic alternatives  Romsey Advertiser

A COUNTY council's catering *service* will look to reduce its plastic footprint, civic chiefs have said.


RJG UK CEO wins award from Finance Monthly - British Plastics and Rubber
RJG UK CEO wins award from Finance Monthly  British Plastics and Rubber

Richard Brown, CEO of RJG Technologies, wins CEO Award from Finance Monthly.


Luxus invests in new £1.5m compounding line - British Plastics and Rubber
Luxus invests in new £1.5m compounding line  British Plastics and Rubber

Luxus has installed a new £1.5m compounding line at its manufacturing facility based in Louth, Lincolnshire.


Promises, Proposals and Practicalities - British Plastics and Rubber
Promises, Proposals and Practicalities  British Plastics and Rubber

Philip Law reviews the promises, proposals and practicalities of the Chancellor's Budget statement in relation to plastics and recycling, as well as highlighting ...


FANUC UK welcomes apprentices to its Coventry facility - British Plastics and Rubber
FANUC UK welcomes apprentices to its Coventry facility  British Plastics and Rubber

Collaborating with, the Manufacturing Technology Centre, FANUC has recently welcomed two of MTC's apprentices.


Food packaging focuses on recyclability - FoodManufacture.co.uk
Food packaging focuses on recyclability  FoodManufacture.co.uk

Attitudes among retailers and brand-owners towards the use of recycled plastics, and particularly recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), have shifted ...


Valpak is a data partner for UK's voluntary Plastic Pact agreement - British Plastics and Rubber
Valpak is a data partner for UK's voluntary Plastic Pact agreement  British Plastics and Rubber

Valpak, says innovation and collaboration will be key for companies meeting challenging targets under the UK's voluntary Plastic Pact agreement.


Biome Technologies awarded further funding to produce a new range of highly sustainable polymers - British Plastics and Rubber
Biome Technologies awarded further funding to produce a new range of highly sustainable polymers  British Plastics and Rubber

Biome Technologies has been awarded further funding to scale solutions to plastic waste.


ARRK adds large frame SLS machine to its UK fleet - British Plastics and Rubber
ARRK adds large frame SLS machine to its UK fleet  British Plastics and Rubber

ARRK, product development specialist, has added a new large frame Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) machine to its fleet at its Prototyping centre in Gloucester.


Call for council to tackle single-use plastics - Lincolnshire Reporter
Call for council to tackle single-use plastics  Lincolnshire Reporter

Councillors in North East Lincolnshire will call for a review of the amount of single-use plastics used by the local authority over pollution concerns. In a motion to ...


Steinhoff short-seller Fraser Perring lays siege to plastics firm RPC - The Times
Steinhoff short-seller Fraser Perring lays siege to plastics firm RPC  The Times

The FTSE 250 packaging company RPC Group has come under attack from a short-seller who took on the disaster-hit South African retailer Steinhoff. Former ...


SPINLOCK SIGN UP TO ELLEN MACARTHUR'S ANTI-PLASTICS INITIATIVE - Island Echo
SPINLOCK SIGN UP TO ELLEN MACARTHUR'S ANTI-PLASTICS INITIATIVE  Island Echo

Spinlock is the first Isle of Wight company and the first in the UK marine industry to sign up to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's global commitment to eradicate ...


Eurocell Shares Drop As Expects Earnings To Decline Year-On-Year - Morningstar
Eurocell Shares Drop As Expects Earnings To Decline Year-On-Year  Morningstar

LONDON (Alliance News) - Eurocell PLC on Wednesday said it expects its annual earnings to come in ...


Black plastic: what's the problem? - Greenpeace UK
Black plastic: what's the problem?  Greenpeace UK

Black plastic is one of the most problematic forms of plastic you can find on supermarket shelves – but what makes this microwave meal tray favourite so bad?


Friends of the Earth: Waste services in London 'will not accept' compostable products - Evening Standard
Friends of the Earth: Waste services in London 'will not accept' compostable products  Evening Standard

Single-use plastic products that claim to be 'compostable' may not be all they seem, according to campaigners. Research from Friends of the Earth, ...


Palagan working with local MP to increase understanding of plastics - Packaging News
Palagan working with local MP to increase understanding of plastics  Packaging News

Palagan is working with South West Bedfordshire MP Andrew Selous to help increase government understanding of plastic materials and recyclability.


Ametek introduces new force testers for plastics - British Plastics and Rubber
Ametek introduces new force testers for plastics  British Plastics and Rubber

Ametek Sensor, Test and Calibration has launched a new series of force testers it says are an ideal choice for plastic testing when accuracy, repeatability and ...


Convenience is Key to a Successful Deposit Return Scheme in the UK - Packaging Europe
Convenience is Key to a Successful Deposit Return Scheme in the UK  Packaging Europe

Plastics Recycling Charity, RECOUP, has undertaken consumer insight research to understand a range of considerations for a Deposit Return Scheme in the ...


Recycling Technologies named as one of Britain's top 100 fastest growing companies - British Plastics and Rubber
Recycling Technologies named as one of Britain's top 100 fastest growing companies  British Plastics and Rubber

Recycling Technologies has been named as one of Britain's fastest growing companies in a report from online equity investing platform SyndicateRoom.


Econic Technologies appoints former LyondellBasell President as Chairman - British Plastics and Rubber
Econic Technologies appoints former LyondellBasell President as Chairman  British Plastics and Rubber

UK-based cleantech company, Econic Technologies, has announced the appointment of Dr. Just Jansz as the new non-executive Chair to the board of directors ...


UK companies have one month to prepare for new German Packaging Laws - British Plastics and Rubber
UK companies have one month to prepare for new German Packaging Laws  British Plastics and Rubber

UK companies which sell goods to Germany must comply with the country's updated packaging laws or face fines of up to €200000 (approx. £176500 GBP).


Colloids crowned 'Large Business of the Year' - British Plastics and Rubber
Colloids crowned 'Large Business of the Year'  British Plastics and Rubber

Masterbatch manufacturer, Colloids Limited, has been crowned 'Large Business of the Year' at the 2018 Knowsley Business Awards.


Queen's researchers use carbon nanotubes for aircraft ice prevention - British Plastics and Rubber
Queen's researchers use carbon nanotubes for aircraft ice prevention  British Plastics and Rubber

A team of researchers from Queen's University in Belfast has developed a new system to prevent ice-build up on aircraft using carbon nanotubes (CNT).


3 dead, 44 injured in blast at Dominican plastics company - Yahoo News UK
3 dead, 44 injured in blast at Dominican plastics company  Yahoo News UK

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — At least three people died and 44 were injured in a major explosion Wednesday at a plastics company in the Dominican capital ...


Lanxess announces €200m investment in flame retardants - British Plastics and Rubber
Lanxess announces €200m investment in flame retardants  British Plastics and Rubber

Lanxess has announced it plans to strengthen its global asset base for flame retardant additives with investments of around EUR 200 million (approx. £178.5m ...


Baby Boomers more likely to shop with companies that cut out plastics, Accenture study finds - Retail Times
Baby Boomers more likely to shop with companies that cut out plastics, Accenture study finds  Retail Times

The “Baby Boomer” generation, those aged 55-74, are more likely to shop with companies that actively remove plastics from products, according to new ...


Age of the chicken: Anthropocene fossil record will be dominated by bones of factory farmed hens - Daily Mail
Age of the chicken: Anthropocene fossil record will be dominated by bones of factory farmed hens  Daily Mail

With 22 billion of them alive on the planet right now, geologists from the University of Leicester say that the remains of the humble chicken will be the most major ...


Left In The Lurch - Another UK Landlord Convicted Following Tenant's Unlawful Waste Operations - Lexology
Left In The Lurch - Another UK Landlord Convicted Following Tenant's Unlawful Waste Operations  Lexology

Recent caselaw demonstrates that regulators are prepared to prosecute landlords as a direct result of their tenants' unlawful waste operations…


Why the plastics debate needs to focus on avoiding waste - Innovation Forum
Why the plastics debate needs to focus on avoiding waste  Innovation Forum

How products are packaged is an increasing brand concern – as plastic waste becomes an ever-hotter topic. Felix Gummer, director, Sancroft, and Innovation ...


Cumbria County Council tackle tip erosion on Walney's coast - NW Evening Mail
Cumbria County Council tackle tip erosion on Walney's coast  NW Evening Mail

COUNTY Hall bosses have been hard at work tackling the erosion of a disused tip along the coast.


Covestro develops first CO2-based material for synthetic sports floorings - British Plastics and Rubber
Covestro develops first CO2-based material for synthetic sports floorings  British Plastics and Rubber

For the first time, synthetic sports floorings can be produced with carbon dioxide.


Explosion at Dominican plastics company kills 5, injures 66 - Yahoo News UK
Explosion at Dominican plastics company kills 5, injures 66  Yahoo News UK

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic said Thursday that the death toll from an explosion at a plastics company rose to five and ...


UK’s CPI to develop eco-friendly food packaging - Compelo
UK’s CPI to develop eco-friendly food packaging  Compelo

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is working on a project to reduce plastic pollution by accelerating the development of eco-friendly food packaging.